Autism Awareness Blog Hop - Stop 2!

Hello everyone, I am so excited to be participating with some of my bloggy friends in an Autism Awareness blog hop all week! You will find information and freebies at each of our blogs, and a fantastic giveaway at the end! Don't miss out on a chance to win a prize from Therapy Shoppe or an Amazon Gift Card! Come back each day to see what we have for you!!
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 So what do you know about Autism?

  Did you know ...
  • Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
  • Autism prevalence figures are growing
  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
  • Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
  • Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism
(facts above courtesy of Autism Speaks)

As a special education teacher I see the every day affects of Autism for kids and families up close! It is a very real struggle that effects each person on the spectrum differently. It can be hard to understand and hard to figure out what each individual needs. But it does not mean that the person affected can't learn, can't be affectionate, can't be amazing!! I am sometimes shocked and saddened by the misunderstanding I see even in well educated professionals. So as a teacher I hope that you will take the time to really get to know what Autism is and how you can help students who are diagnosed with it!

Autism Speaks is a wonderful website that will give you lots of information if you're a teacher or parent it is a great place to get started learning about the spectrum we call Autism!

When working with students with Autism instruction is as unique as they are! Here's a freebie for you that I use to introduce some of my students to summer words! I hope you find it useful. (click on the picture to download)
Head on over to Andrea's Blog to read more!
 For the Love of Teaching Math
Don't forget to come back tomorrow to see what's new on the blog hop! Tammy from Teaching FSL is up next!


  1. Great post! Thanks for the statistics and the link to Autism Speaks as well as the great download!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful freebie!

    I'll be using it with my son.

  3. I agree with you Amy. Some people think that an autistic child can not be loved; it is necessary to make them understand that he/she can also learn like ordinary children and can participate in daily life activities. Cluas appreciate you for sharing these important facts so that people can be aware of these things. A parental support and support of surrounding directly affect an autistic kid's life. Affection is much more needed to help a child to fight with this disease.


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