Hello, Parents Magazine!!!…
Like… Autism Awareness Month!!!
Have you not noticed?!?!
No in-depth articles, early signs of -, living with -, etc.
So she shared that fact with the gang of us Warrior Mamas who decided it was worthy of a smack-down…
Check it out… THIS is what the magazine responded with:
“Hello everyone! We appreciate your feedback and the reminder of the importance of events like Autism Awareness Month. Our April issue does have an item in the Kids Health section about a bed tent for kids with autism and other special needs, and we have focused on autism-related issues several times over the past year in the magazine. In addition, in the weeks leading up to and during April, we will be publishing at least two online-only pieces about parenting children with autism. We take very seriously the importance of raising awareness about autism. We understand that there is always room to improve and are grateful for your suggestions. Thank you again for your feedback.”
And here is the “item” and singular reference to autism in their April 2011 issue:
So, as you can see… this is not acceptable.
Tell Parents Magazine what YOU think about their lack of coverage regarding Autism Awareness Month.
Help them to see that it affects ALL of us.
1 in 110.
1 in 88 military kids.
Not less… just different… and not to be ignored.
PS If you haven’t yet left a comment for The President (of the United States) at Jess’ post… GET ON IT.