Monday, April 2, 2012

Light It Up Blue

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
If you are interested in learning more about Autism please check out the website

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. 


The Gillaspie Family said...

Let's chat soon....I think my 6 year old will be having an Aspberger's screening soon...

AmberO at Sleeping is for Sissies said...

Those are sweet pictures, and your girls are super-cute, too. You look EXACTLY the same as you did in high school, wow! :-)