School’s out and summer is in! The month of May flew by with Mother’s Day being the highlight for many; now, June is here and Father’s Day is quickly approaching.
Every Memorial Day, families and communities across the nation take time to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. It was originally known as “Decoration Day” as graves were often decorated. Today, the tradition continues by having parades, concerts, displaying a flag, or visiting the National Memorials.
As we wrapped up Autism Awareness Month, I became even more aware of the strides that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) make in their lives every day with unbelievable success.
This month, in recognition of National Autism Awareness Month, Autism NOW is celebrating along with millions across the United States, and taking a closer look at how Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects the lives of many.
March marks the beginning of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. During this month, many people and organizations across the country raise awareness about issues facing individuals with developmental disabilities.
I am sure everyone has heard the Girl Scout’s motto, “Be Prepared”. National disasters such as flood, fire, earthquake tornadoes and even windstorms affect thousands of people every year. In these instances, you must be able to be prepared beforehand so you can protect yourself, your family, and community.
The holiday decorations have been taken down; lots of money spent; and plenty of food eaten. Families have headed home, and personal resolutions have been made. Now, we at the Autism NOW Center ask ourselves “now what”? Is this year going to be the same as last year? Our answer is NO!
The year is quickly coming to an end, and it is time again to enjoy the Holidays. 2011 was a good year for the Autism NOW center reaching over 1 million families, professionals, self-advocates, and the general public through our social media outlets, and we are expecting 2012 to be even better.
Over the last 12 months Autism NOW has given hope to more than a million people and the public has turned to the National Autism Resource and Information Center for information, referral services and empowerment.
Thank you so much to all who attended the Autism NOW DC Metropolitan Area Regional Summit in Beltsville, MD, on May 14th and 15th!