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Thursday, May 7, 2015

blue polish swap 2015

april is autism awareness month. i usually try to do something to bring extra awareness to autism. in past years i have worn blue everyday. this year i hosted a blue polish swap. i randomly drew names for partners and ended up with laurann sending to me. i told her she didn't have to send my package in the mail, but she insisted. real mail is so fun.
i got my fun blue polish package and a jamberry sample the same day. am i the only one that can't figure out the jamberry wraps?
i love everything in my package!

autism is everywhere. the rate of incidence is increasing all the time. 
On March 27, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data on the prevalence of autism in the United States. This surveillance study identified 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) as having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (

The following "red flags" may indicate your child is at risk for an autism spectrum disorder. If your child exhibits any of the following, please don’t delay in asking your pediatrician or family doctor for an evaluation:
  • No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter
  • No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months
  • No babbling by 12 months
  • No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months
  • No words by 16 months
  • No meaningful, two-word phrases (not including imitating or repeating) by 24 months
  • Any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age
all information from autism speaks. for more information about symptoms, treatment, etc, go to or feel free to ask me any questions.

It's spelled wrong!!!! A mistake has been made.
The word doctors and neurologist use to diagnose our children is autism.
But it should be AWEtism!!! Just think...
AWE at my child's progress. AWE at each accomplishment.
AWE that we've been blessed to be part of a miracle.
AWE to see God's hand at work in my child's life.
AWE to meet such wonderful people.
AWE for each little step in the right direction.
AWE for the love I never knew I had.

It's not autism...It's AWEtism!!
--Donna Copper


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