About Beyond Autism Awareness


We live for the betterment of our children. There is no nobler cause regardless of race, class or title.
I am a father of three boys; my youngest Michael, 13, has Autism.  He is surrounded by family, friends and providers who encourage and support him, none more important than my wife Karen and our two older sons Nicholas and Thomas.  I am a Physician Assistant by trade and work with Developmentally Delayed adults residing in a state facility. 
I wear a blue rubber bracelet on my wrist that says, “Engage – Enable – Expand – Express – Embrace” which has become a mantra for me. 
I welcome you, and invite you on this journey with me as a parent on the Autism Spectrum.  I urge you to share you stories, pictures videos and perspectives.  I hope to share my experiences with you, and want to share stories that will engage you, inform you and inspire you to act and advocate for your loved one.  Hopefully something you read on this blog will benefit you and your child.
I am an advocate for Awareness and Empowerment of those affected by Autism. Follow me on Twitter@1andOnlyJustEd and on my Facebook page Facebook.com/BeyondAutismAwareness dedicated to this blog.

Somewhere beyond mere Awareness lies the many universal traits we all aspire to: Acceptance, Advocacy, Achievement and Excellence.

This is more than just a movement to spread awareness.  This is about our children’s lives, and by definition, our own.  I hope you enjoy my posts, and hope that you share it with others.  Onward and Upward! Thank you.

-Ed Eustaquio


Autism Awareness Ribbon
Autism Awareness Ribbon

10 thoughts on “About Beyond Autism Awareness

    powerfrominside said:
    05-14-2012 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you for hosting this blog. You have some incredibly inspirational and encouraging content posted. Thank you very much!

    Cyn said:
    10-16-2012 at 4:01 pm

    Thanks for stopping by and reading my post about my son’s love for classical music:)

    alesiablogs said:
    11-30-2012 at 11:19 am

    thank you so much for stopping by! You get my struggle as you are on this journey with me! I will check out your blog for sure. Alesia

    allthingsboys said:
    12-20-2012 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you for the follow! Great blog here, and looks like a great family as well. Love the picture of your son on a motorcycle in his scouts uniform. We did/are doing scouts as well, though the twins are running out of time. Life is amazing, isn’t it?

    hannahraphy said:
    05-21-2013 at 12:48 pm

    Loving the blog!

    mewhoami said:
    07-29-2013 at 2:45 pm

    You mentioned welcoming different perspectives from your readers. I believe that this is very important in order to fully educate others about autism. I wrote a few months ago a two part post entitled “Trapped Within” which I’d like to share with you, merely to let others see autism from a different point of view – from the eyes of a child. It is here if you’d like to read it. http://mewhoami.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/trapped-within-part-2/

    Thank you for the time and effort you put into this blog, to help those who are dealing with autism and to educate others who are unfamiliar with it. I look forward to reading more from you.

      3ebrothers responded:
      07-30-2013 at 11:43 am

      Thank you for your appreciation. Please look through the archived posts; I’m sure there’s something there you will enjoy as well. And keep telling your stories!

    dwra90 said:
    07-30-2013 at 4:42 am


      3ebrothers responded:
      07-30-2013 at 11:40 am

      Thank you. And keep telling your stories as well!

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