Autism awareness Day – color the world blue

Today, April 2, is the official Autism Awareness Day. As the slogan goes …  “We color the world blue!”

Autism Awareness Day

It’s something close to my heart as I have one boy in my class who has autism and a girl who has PDD-NOS, a mild form of autism. I see first hand how hard it is for them to try to cope with society and how hard it is for society to cope with them.

The one thing I have learned from teaching these two (and others I had in class in previous years) is that they have their own little world with their own understanding of events. It takes  a massive amount of patience of us, the so-called “normal”  people to make sense of what they do and say. The best I can do is try to put myself in their place as much as I can. And take advantage of every bit of “learn-ability” they have.

So, today I color my world blue …  and the moon, as I always aim high ;)

Photo of the moon, taken a few months ago above my home town. Blue added for today

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