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We Are Aware

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As many of you know, April is Autism Awareness Month. There are campaigns all around the globe to spread the word about autism in hopes of building support and understanding for those who are diagnosed and for their families. We at Love 2 Learn are “aware” this month of how much an autism diagnosis encompasses. We reached out to our staff to see what they are aware of this month, and here’s what they told us.

“I’m aware that children with autism become adults with autism, and what we teach them now has the power to help them then.” -Angelina MacDonald

“I am aware that each individual with autism has different strengths and needs.” -Tiffany Schultz

“I am aware that children with Autism desire to be heard like everyone else, even when they do not have the language to express themselves verbally.” – Briana Nahoul

“I am aware that every child has the potential to learn, and that they will surprise us daily.” -Jessica Dillard

“I am aware that early interventions that autistic children receive now will positively change their lives in the future.” Tuyen Trinh

“I am aware that if you’ve met one child with autism, you’ve met one child with autism. Meaning, autism is a spectrum disorder, and that being diagnosed does not mean a child falls into any specific category.” Kate Enright

“I am aware that we must make a positive change in our client’s lives.” Linda Jacobo

“I am aware that boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism.” Brandi Tavis

“I am aware that providing services to a child with autism increases the likelihood that the child will be able to reach his/her full potential in their adult life.” Nancy Ancona

“I am aware that all interventions used for individuals with autism should be research based.” Cristina Klenz

“I am aware that a child with Autism is not ignoring you, they are simply waiting for you to enter their world.” Laura Cave

“I am aware that just because a child is not verbally communicating doesn’t mean they aren’t communicating.” – Nicole Azevedo

We believe knowledge is power, as the old saying goes. And, being aware of the research, interventions, strengths, struggles, and individual needs of those with autism is paramount. We would love to hear from you this month. What are you “aware” of?

-Angelina MacDonald M.S., MFTI, BCBA