Monday, April 1, 2013

Autism Awareness Month

In order to highlight the grow ing need for concern and awareness about autism, the Autism Society has been celebrating National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s. The United States recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community.

Join the Autism Society in getting involved with the autism community this April.

Put on the Puzzle! The Autism Awareness Puzzle Ribbon is the most recognized symbol of the autism community in the world. Autism prevalence is now one in every 88 children in America.  
I work in a Middle School where we have a classroom of just Autistic children and although they have their days, I have to tell you, once in a while one will come into my office and do something so out of their spectrum that it makes my day! 
I assembled a quilt and had it quilted back over Christmas vacation and now it's on display in the main office lobby of the school.  We are selling raffle tickets to win the quilt this week when we go back to work......
The money will benefit the class by allowing them money to go on trips and do things outside the classroom.
Happy National Autism Awareness Month!


Michelle said...

The quilt is much cuter in person! Can't wait to hear how much is raised for such a great cause! Good job!

Tami C said...

It's so good of you to make a quilt to be auctioned to benefit their class.

Robin said...

What a great way to raise money and awareness for an important cause! Great job Peg ;)