Let’s Mold Different Perceptions of Autism and Autistic People When Suzanne Wright penned her opinion piece for Autism Speaks last November, she didn’t inspire me to action, she didn’t help anyone understand the spectrum of Autism, she didn’t help autistic people (adults or children) feel valued and respected. If you haven’t read the letter you […]
The r-word campaign is all about respect, and acknowledging that the more people that know about how derogatory the r-word is, the better. The r-word stands for ‘retard’ and the campaign is about pledging NOT to use that word. The Cafe’s Facebook Page was jumping yesterday as I tried to share tons of posts related […]
I don’t always put a lot of stock in awareness “days” or limited awareness campaigns. I used to want to participate in every single one – somewhere along the line I lost a little of my passion. So I am excited about Rare Disease Day not because it’s ONE day of awareness and, hopefully, action; […]
A Week of Hope: Comforting Avonte’s Family On October 4, 2013, Avonte Oquendo, a 14 year old, non-verbal student with autism, went missing from his school in Long Island City, New York. Surveillance cameras provided images of Avonte running through an empty hallway and then on a sidewalk outside of the school. He has not […]
Link: Big Red Safety Box | FOUND – National Autism Association We received one of these Big Red Safety boxes last year from the National Autism Association and it was a blessing to have the additional resources to help make our house safer. While we have three boys with autism, Logan has been known to […]
Support and Encourage these Kids with Awesomeness!
Just wanted to pass along this great announcement from the Friendship Circle’s Great Bike Giveaway – we can congratulate 29 amazing, awesome, phenomenal special needs kids! They win the world by winning their very own adaptive bike as part of The Great Bike Giveaway!
It is so important to keep these kinds of events in focus, because participating in them is such an easy way to support the entire special needs community, and specifically these kids with awesomeness and their families.