Saturday, April 30, 2011

Autism Awareness

It is officially April 30, 2011 and there is 1 more day left in April which is Autism Awareness Month.  I hope that everyone has learned at least ONE new thing about autism and how it effects us ALL.

When I was gowing through elementary, middle, and high school, I didnt know anyone with autism.  In fact, I had never heard of it.

Now, I choose to have the wonderful children with autism as a part of my everyday life.  Autism is no longer a disability that we don't know about.  There is no teacher in the public school system today that will not have a child with autism in their classroom.  It is time for us ALL to learn everything that we can to make these children as successful as possible.

There is that saying, "Once you have met one child with autism, you have met one child with autism."  It is the truth.  Please be aware and understanding for not just autism but ALL disabilities.  All need to be believed in.

Earlier this month I went over to one of our parents house to make the cookies below.  This parent has a sweet child with autism and in honor of autism awareness month and the awesome teachers that work with ALL of the students with autism at the wonderful Thomas Jefferson Elementary school, we made the cookies below.  Dont they look just yummy?  4 hours of baking later, we had the finished product...Autism Awareness Puzzle Piece Cookies.  (For those of you that need to know, I ordered the cookie cutter on-line.  Lots of places carry them.) 

And yes, a child with autism did help make these cookies...


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