A couple weeks ago within the autism community someone came up with the idea of creating a flash blog. Just like the flash mobs you see around the world. If you are not familiar to what is a flash mob here is the Autism Awareness Day Flash Mob that happened this year on April 2nd.
What started this idea is someone was desperate and was trying to find information on “I wish I didn’t have Aspergers.” So the creators for the Autism Positivity Day flash blog wanted all bloggers to blog about the positive side of autism on April 30th and tweet the hash tag #IWishIDidn’tHaveAspergers with a positive message. This way all the blogs and tweets will flood the search engines for this individual and others searching to know, not to loose hope there is help and support out there! (more…)
I was given the opportunity 2 weeks ago to write a devotional for autism awareness month on DisciplesNet Church which is an online church community for those who are unable to go to church. Most special needs families have a difficult time going to church and some do not even feel welcomed in church. Plus all the sensory difficulties that can happen with smells, noises, numerous church members, distracting decorations, and different surroundings is very overwhelming for children with autism. DisciplesNet Church is another resource special needs families can use to stay connect at home on their faith journey. They can go to DisciplesNet Church anytime of the day and it will always be their for additional support. (more…)
Saw a great video today directed towards teachers, but could be a resource for anyone that works with children on a regular basis (social workers, Sunday School teachers, etc.) It came from someone I follow on Twitter named @AspergerSadie. She is a 22-year old (at the time of this post) with Asperger’s Syndrome and has been interesting to follow.
Watch her video on things to watch for and to be mindful of when working with children with Aspergers and autism.
… I am the child that looks healthy and fine.
I was born with ten fingers and toes.
But something is different, somewhere in my mind,
And what it is, nobody knows.
I am the child that struggles in school,
Though they say that I’m perfectly smart.
They tell me I’m lazy — can learn if I try —
But I don’t seem to know where to start. (more…)
PBS’ Need to Know had a feature via their Facebook page about adults with autism. It’s a fascinating – and scary – look into how parents with adult children with autism prepare their children for life. The video is an incredible look into the lives of adults with autism and the struggles of parents in finding support or help in raising their children and fighting for their future. You can view the original article here or watch the video below.