Sunday, April 1, 2012

World Autism Awareness Day

Thank you for celebrating the wonderful people in our lives affected by autism on April 2 and throughout April.
Every year, autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events and this year in Australia the Sydney Opera House will be blue!
Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is part of this global initiative to help raise awareness about autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support.       
Join in now and help shine a light on autism.          

Resources available:

Read about living with autism from At Home Mum

The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit and the Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Tool Kit created specifically for newly diagnosed families to make the best possible use of the 100 days following their child's diagnosis of autism or AS/HFA. Download the 100 Day Kit for free! Click here to download the entire kit.

Learn the Signs of Autism

View more of Autism Speaks Family Services Tool Kits,

Talking to Parents About Autism Action Toolkit:Cambodian (Khmer) | Chinese | Laotian | English | Russian | Somali | Spanish | English and Spanish Maps
The Talking to Parents About Autism Action Kit contains the tools early childhood educators need to initiate this critical dialogue. Having this conversation with parents can make all the difference in a child's life! To learn more about this kit, click here.

Early Childhood Milestone Map
Each child develops at his/her own pace, so it may be difficult to tell exactly when yours will learn a given skill. These developmental milestones are designed to give you a general idea of the changes you can expect as your child grows. Arabic | Chinese (Traditional) | Chinese (Simplified) | English | French | Greek | Russian | Spanish


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