Sometimes, being the parent of a child with Autism can be a challenge. Our desire to understand sometimes leaves us pulling our hair. At the end of the day, know you are not alone. Also remember to smile, laugh, and enjoy being surrounded by those who are in the same community. With this in mind, today I came across a website titled “The Mighty”. I found myself laughing and smiling in agreement at the article “29 Memes That Nail What It’s Like to Be an ‘Autism Parent’“. I hope that you can take a moment to look at the lighter side of Autism and giggle in agreement at some of these silly pictures that provide a much needed laugh for many of us! Enjoy.
On April 2, people all over the world will turn their lights blue for World Autism Awareness Day. By replacing their outdoor lights with blue tinted bulbs, places all over the world will shine a different color to support the journey of celebrating and sharing awareness for Autism.
So why do we “light it up blue”? In 2007, the World Health Organization passed a resolution to recognize Autism as a growing health concern. In 2010 Autism Speaks, a non-profit organization leading autism science and advocacy, adopted the idea of immersing the world in blue to show world support on World Autism Awareness Day.
Since 2007, places globally began to glow blue. Businesses such as Home Depot began carrying household light bulbs to allow the public to show their support. In fact, you can be a recipient of your own blue bulb if you attend our event at Liberty Elementary School on April 2 and are one of the first 100 families through the doors. Visit our prior post to learn more!
Don’t forget to bookmark our webpage as we continue our countdown to April 2!
Join us on April 2nd from 1-4pm at Liberty Elementary School in Bismarck. Together, we will celebrate the 8th Annual World Autism Awareness Day with games, inflatables for kids of all ages, face painting, a fire truck, local informational booths, and more. A Food Truck will be on site to offer any snacks and beverages for purchase.
What is Autism Awareness Day? In 2007, the United Nations adopted the resolution to recognize Autism and awareness by setting aside a special day each year.
“World Autism Awareness Day shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health crisis. WAAD activities help to increase and develop world knowledge of the autism epidemic and impart information regarding the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention. Additionally, WAAD celebrates the unique talents and skills of persons with autism and is a day when individuals with autism are warmly welcomed and embraced in community events around the globe.”
To learn more, visit autismspeaks.org.
We hope that you bookmark our page and continue to check back to our website often. We are going to highlight the next few weeks as a time to share personal accounts, informational websites, stories, laughter and more as we count up to April 2.
Click here to download the NDAC 8th Annual Pledge Sheet
Please click here to download the NDAC 2015 Team Registration Form
SAVE THE DATE… LIGHT IT UP BLUE!! April 2, 2014 | 7-9pm at Shiloh.
Join us for tons of fun and prizes as we celebrate AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH!!
We’re looking for volunteers to join a team of awesome people who have already
begun the planning process. It’s not too late to help out!
Contact Sherris for more information @ 701-425-6151