April is World Autism Awareness Month, so here at Richmond Public Library we would like to take a moment to acknowledge our patrons and staff members who either are autistic or love someone who is autistic our patrons and staff members who either are autistic or who love and support an autistic person in their life.
Hello, everyone, I am April Freeman, the children’s librarian at our Hull Street branch. This is my beautiful, energetic, 9 year old son, Khaden, who is autistic. Khaden is known at many of our branches for his love of pets and dinosaurs. As a parent of an autistic child, it is often stressful; however, we are truly blessed to have the opportunity to attend the many children’s programs, activities, and events at the library. While this month is Autism Awareness Month for many others, to me, it is a thank you to the universe for allowing me to be the mother of a uniquely amazing human being.