Today is Autism Awareness day!
A few facts:
- Autism affects 1 in 88
- boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism
- Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
- There is no medical detection or cure for autism
Another interesting read is also Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew
Before I quit teaching to stay home I worked with children with all ranges of disabilities. During those years I had many students with Autism. Each and everyone of them were so different so it is so hard to explain what that was like. Looking back there were with out a doubt many trials but there were also so many fulfilling moments with these kiddos.
I LOVE working with children with special needs. While I enjoy every minute of being home and would not change that I do miss being around kids with special needs. Writing this just got me thinking about all of my classes and students I have had, so I just wanted to share some pics. This is obviously not every student I have ever had nor are the pictures just students with Autism.