Sunday, March 28, 2010

April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day


World Autism Awareness Day
Friday, April 2nd

World Autism Awareness Day seeks to draw attention to the incidence rate of autism as a global health crisis. Autism is now being diagnosed in one of every 91 children in the US. In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to devote one day a year to drawing attention toward autism as a global health crisis. As a result, World Autism Awareness Day is observed annually on April 2nd.

One way to show support and bring awareness is to wear blue on Friday, April 2nd. Also, visit World Autism Awareness Day online to learn more.

Early intervention is key. As a mom of two boys with autism, I hope you will join me in wearing blue to show your support of getting the word out about autism.

Turning Negatives Into Positives: Creating a Strengths Packet For Your Child

Please join us for our next meeting!

Date: Monday, April 12th
Topic: Turning Negatives Into Positives: Creating a Strengths Packet For Your Child
Speaker: Sherry Lyons, A Common Voice
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Place: Pierce County Library Processing & Administration Center
3005 112th St E, Tacoma (at 112th and Waller Rd, just off Hwy 512 Portland Ave exit)

Don't forget that there will be selected lending library resources available for check out, and new attendees receive a valuable binder of information for free (until they are gone). Professionals and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Childcare is not available.

Email me with questions - specialfamiliespc@gmail.com.

Hope to see you there!

Angela