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We can, we will. Autistic children and their families share tales of hope on World Autism Day

We just celebrated World Autism Awareness Day yesterday, and these bravehearts inspire us to fight every battle in life with our chins up

Nanda Das @nanda1das 3 April 2018, 5:12 PM
In acceptance lies the key to awareness about autism

In acceptance lies the key to awareness about autism Image: Twitter

Autism — the word itself once upon a time used to evoke pity at worst or sadness for its victims and their near and dear ones at best. But with the increasing reach of social media, which is also as much of a boon as it is a bane, not only is their more awareness regarding this developmental disorder, but the tales of courage we hear also serve as major sources of inspiration, reminding us that no obstacle in life is big enough to bog us down. Yesterday was World Autism Awareness Day, and autistic children along with their parents shared their stories, not of sadness, but of hope.

These tales made us believe that anything is possible with a positive mindset and if you believe you can, you will do about everything you want to.

Peter Sudarso, who rarely talks about his third brother Christian, not only opened up about him on social media but also shared a picture with him on Twitter. He was praised by many and so far his post has 119 retweets 820 likes. "For those of you guys who ask about a third sudarso brother, he does exist, he is older, he has low functioning autism, and I love him more than anything in the world. #WorldAutismAwarenessDay," he wrote. 



Then there's Josef, who feels his day is incomplete without cuddling and playing with his little nephew. 



Shantal's brother has difficulty communicating and when he came crying, asking why he isn't a 'normal person', Shantal told him the best thing anyone could have — that he is not different from anyone, he's just 'unique in his own way'. *eyes welling up*




Jianna Rose shared some sketches by her baby brother along with some inspirational words.




A father, afflicted with autism, talked about his son, who is autistic, too — saying it has made them who they are and he couldn't have been prouder of his son. Positive reinforcement anyone?



Inspired? We definitely are. So, the next time you think a challenge is bogging you down, think of these bravehearts and keep fighting the good fight with your chins up!

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