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April is Autism Awareness Month

April Is Autism Awareness Month

Autism is a developmental disorder that can cause social, communication, and behavioral issues. In the year 2000, autism affected 1 in 150 children. In 2014, a study by the Centers for Disease Control found that autism now affects 1 in 68 children. For some unknown reason, autism affects boys more than girls, occurring in 1… Read More

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How to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month at Your School

Autism Awareness Month takes place each year in April. The goal of this national observance is to promote acceptance, awareness and inclusion for persons with autism. And what better way to promote autism awareness than through the schools? A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found that 1 out of every 68 children have autism. Schools… Read More


How Churches Can Celebrate Autism Awareness Month

How Churches Can Celebrate Autism Awareness Month by Tonya Nash

Does your church celebrate Autism Awareness Month? I'll be honest and say that I've never been a part of a church that did. But should churches celebrate Autism Awareness Month? I believe so.  Here's why... Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control… Read More

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Autism Speaks Nightlight

World Autism Awareness Day is just one month away! The goal of this special day is to educate the public about autism and to promote early detection and early intervention. In 2007, the United Nations adopted a resolution to observe World Autism Awareness Day each year on April 2nd. Autism is one of the few health issues… Read More


My Plans for Autism Awareness Month

Plans for Autism Awareness Month

The month of April is designated as Autism Awareness Month and it's exactly one month away! I've been spending some time thinking about ways that I can promote autism awareness. After several weeks of brainstorming, I think that I have finally developed a master plan. And guess what?  Some of what I have in mind will require… Read More

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Surfers Healing Day Camp for Children with Autism: A Review

My son recently received the opportunity to participate in Surfers Healing Day Camp.  It was an amazing experience that our entire family will never forget! Surfers Healing is a nonprofit organization that was founded by Israel (Izzy) and Danielle Paskowitz. Their son, Isaiah, often dealt with sensory overload issues and was diagnosed with autism at a young age. Izzy, a… Read More


How Autism Affected My Faith

How Autism Affected My Faith

It’s easy to love and serve God when everything is going your way. But what do you do when it seems like your world has turned upside down? Do you still give God praise and trust Him? Or do you just walk away? Dear Hubby and I were very active in ministry during our early… Read More

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Having a Second Child When Your Oldest Has Autism

Having a Second Child

Dear Hubby and I enjoyed our time as newlyweds together.  We traveled, we were spontaneous, and we had all of the time in the world for each other.  As a matter of fact, we were having so much fun that the years flew by quickly for us.  We were knocking on our 30s before the… Read More


Our Autism Journey: The Diagnosis

Our Autism Journey: The Diagnosis

Our Autism journey has been like a roller coaster ride. We’ve experienced the lowest of lows and the highest of highs along a path with many twists and turns. Here’s our story… It all started back in 2008. Big Brother was 15 months old and not talking. He had already met his other developmental milestones… Read More


A Disney Planes Birthday Party!

Disney Planes Birthday Party Ideas

Dear Hubby and I decided to throw Big Brother a party for his birthday this year.  He recently discovered how fun parties could be (click here for the scoop on that), so we decided to make sure his birthday was extra special this year. We asked him if he wanted a Thomas the Train Party… Read More

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