I am so thankful to be a part of this Autism Awareness Blog Hop as it has really heightened my awareness of Autism. I have never personally been affected by Autism but my sister is a Preschool Special Education teacher and she sees it every day and has completed extensive studies on Autism itself. So today I would like to recognize all of the amazing teachers who teach each day from their heart. The teachers who look at our kids with Autism and don't see the obstacles in front of them but see the opportunity to help them be all that they can be. Thank you Kerry, and to so many other teachers who make a difference in the lives of children with Autism and their families.
The first thing I learned was Red, Blue and Yellow are the colors that represent Autism. A puzzle piece represents Autism as it reflects the mystery and complexity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Also, since every puzzle piece is different in some way, a puzzle piece accurately represents the diversity of the individuals affected.
Unfortunately, I don't have a puzzle stamp, so I went to the Dollar Store and bought a puzzle. I then took my Many Marvelous Markers and colored the back of the puzzle pieces. Being a cheap puzzle, it was very thin and I could cut it with the Big Shot and the framelit from the Ribbon of Hope bundle. Gee, maybe if I pray hard enough Stampin' Up! will come out with a puzzle framelit. I can always hope!
My 2nd card, is an Easel Card and one that you could easily set on your desk. This way you can be reminded daily that every one of these children are a "Fabulous Work of Art" who are created and loved by God.
And lastly (sorry I had too much fun creating), my 3rd card is a phrase that fits every aspect of life ~ "Hold on to Hope". There will be times when hope is all you have to hold onto, but most of the time that is all you will need.
Autism is more prevalent among children than diabetes, cancer and pediatric AIDS combined.
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