Wednesday, April 2


So here's my idea: we turn the world of lifestyle blogs, fashion blogs, home decor blogs, food blogs, and any other kind of blog you lovely people write into a sea of BLUE for Austism Awareness.  Today, April 2nd, is Autism Speaks' Light It Up Blue for World Autism Awareness Day.  This annual day of awareness is part of Autism Awareness Month in the U.S.  World Autism Awareness Day has been held every year since 1989 when it was designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

I want YOU to share your BLUE crafts, home decor projects, outfits, manicures, recipes... you name it!  I'd also love to read stories about how autism has touched your life.  Feel free to link up older posts as long as they fit the theme. All I ask is that you include the button or a text link back to this post so that more bloggers can join the effort.

As an inclusion teacher, I work with students with autism every day, and the biggest thing I want others to know is that no two people with autism are the same.  There's no one definition of autism.  The DSM-5 classifies a spectrum instead of defining a specific diagnosis. As a teacher, most of the students I work with on the spectrum have Asperger syndrome. These children do not exhibit serious cognitive or linguistic delays; many are in fact extremely bright.  Many have an area of interest in which they are "specialists," be it Navy ships or Japanese manga comic books.  The kids on the spectrum with whom I have worked have helped me learn to be a more compassionate, more patient, teacher, and I love seeing my general education student include students with Autism and Asperger's in their work groups, in their games and activities, and in their social circles.

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  1. I have put your link on my blog but do not let me put my link on yours!

    1. Hi Leovi,

      Are you having trouble with Linky Tools? What kind of error message are you getting?

  2. I admire what you do, it takes a special person to work with children who have special needs. Autism is all around us, my good friend was blessed with 5 boys, three of them were diagnosed with Autism. Thank You so much for the invitation to join your link up!