Friday, April 1, 2016

A






Today we start THE CHALLENGE.

Since April is Autism Awareness Month 

we will start with:

A is for Autism.


Autism is "a neurodevelopmental 

disorder characterized by impared 
social interaction, verbal and nonverbal
communication and restrictive and 
repetitive behavior."
~~ from Wikipedia.

Stats:


*1 in 68 children are diagnosed with the 

disorder.
*1 in 42 boys in the US have the disorder.
*Since 2006 that is a 62% increase and 
since 2008 stats show a 29% increase 
in children with this disorder.
*Most insurance companies do not 
cover treatment or therapies for these 
children and families.
*Those diagnosed do not have to have 
all the indicators to be diagnosed with 
Autism.
*Children and their families with Autism 
need support and understanding.

These are the children and families see 

at school everyday. Each day is different, 
some days are uneventful and class work 
gets done but there are days when we just 
maintain because our charges are having 
tough times.
These children are truly a joy to work with 
because when a goal is met we celebrate, 
when it takes a bit to meet that goal we 
continue to work toward achievement of 
that goal.

So when you are out and about and you 

see someone (parent or child) struggling 
move on and say a prayer for them. It is 
not easy for either of them.



~Keep on Dreaming~











6 comments:

  1. Very Nice Post...

    Welcome in the letter "A"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2016]

    Stop over and find a free "SIX STRINGS: BLOGGING AtoZ CHALLENGE" Here: http://www.jmhdigital.com/

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    You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  2. Always amazed at what I learn about when looking at a work of other A to Z participants.

    Diana
    @MontanaHens (Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter)
    https://playingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/

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    1. Glad you were able to pick up something you did not know.

      M : )

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  3. I read backwards, I did not know about your challenge... Melinda, where do you teach, exactly, can you say?

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  4. I am in the Shawnee Mission School district at one of the elementary
    schools. In the Special Ed dept.

    M : )

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