Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Mindfulness Monday: Autism Awareness

Suki Lights It Up Blue
April is Autism Awareness month.  Once believed to be a rare neurological disorder, improved research is recognizing that as many as 1 in 88 children are effected. Early diagnosis and behavioral treatment makes a big impact.

Social interaction is difficult and confusing for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and as many as 85% of ASD children report being bullied at school.

"Light It Up Blue" is an international campaign to increase awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders and takes place April 2nd.  Educate yourself about the signs and symptoms of ASD so you can make the world a kinder, more understanding place for neuro-diverse children, adults, and the families who love them.

This week I will show compassion to others who are different than me.