Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Walk Now For Autism Speaks 2014

I know I haven't been a fantastic blogger as of late, but we had some major issues with Squish's educational plan and things got pretty bad for a few months. Long story short, mainstreaming didn't work as planned - and he is back in special education classes. We'll revisit the mainstreaming issue next year. I am going to be blogging again. Promise!

Look at that smile! My kiddo is back, baby!
I missed it for those months he was mainstreamed.
It was smaller, more stiff and we could just tell he was unhappy.

As most of you know, April is Autism Awareness month - and people usually wear blue or change their porch lights to blue ones to show support. Well, we are doing the Walk Now For Autism Speaks this year!It falls on Saturday April 26th & I'm excited, and so is Squish! This is the first year that he has wanted to participate - he said he wants to go walk and see all his friends! We're raising Autism Awareness and donating to Autism Speaks. This is the 10th year that the walk will be here at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, so if you're nearby ... come join us! We'd love to meet you.

It's funny how simple the dictionary can make things seem, huh? There is SO much more to it. I feel like this is some vague definition that new parents might get from a non-specialist ... and still look at each other and make the "whaaaaaa" face. To be honest, Autism is much more complicated than this, actually.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask. Or Google. Be informed, and be proactive. I"m also willing to share any experiences I have with stuff, if you'd like to read about anything specific, comment with it & I'll be sure to reply!

Back to the walk?
If you're interested in walking, you can find that information here.
If you'd like to support Squish and donate on his behalf, please visit here.

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