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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

world autism day

autism is everywhere these days. you can barely have a conversation with anyone that doesn't have some sort of connection to autism. even though i have a cousin with autism, it wasn't until i started working with kids with autism that i really started to learn more about it. since today is world autism day, i am dedicating my teeny tiny bit of the internet to autism.

when i started working with kids with autism in 2001 the rate of incidence was 1/188. in just 12 years that rate has increased to 1/88. it is crazy! autism is everywhere. it is such a huge part of my life. autism has challenged me personally and professionally. it has given me some of the best experiences and some of the worst. it has taught me more than i would have ever thought possible. because of autism, i have amazing relationships with some of the most wonderful moms i know. autism is without question impossibly hard, but it has blessed my life in so many ways.

so today, i encourage you to take a minute and learn a little more about autism. do you know about autism? if not, go here to learn more. Autism Speaks is one of my favorite places for all sorts of information. like i mentioned yesterday, i'll be wearing blue in support of/to raise awareness about autism. i would love to have some people join me for a day.

1 comment:

  1. This is random, but I love your blog. I'm a regular here but rarely comment. You are one of the cutest little crafters I know...and I love it! I'm always so impressed/inspired and basically want to try my hand at all your crafts-but I am the worst and never do. Darn. Maybe someday, right? Until then, I'll just sit over here and admire your work! :)


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