I am very happy to be part of a blog hop today that is raising funds for the Organization of Autism Research. Autism has touched so many – and there is a great need for research!
I am very proud of my daughter Anna – she has a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) and works with children with autism on a daily basis. I asked her to share a little about her job – she is changing lives!
autism spectrum? It is SO many things. It is crying alongside parents as we
show a video of their child saying “I miss Mom” for the first time. It is having the chance to play, be silly,
and teach social skills. Most of the kids I work with have goals for
communication, social skills, and life skills.
truly make my job incredibly meaningful, the best part about working with this
population is that I get to take a step back as the “teacher” and learn from
these incredible kids. I learn something new from every child I work with….
persistence when they are trying so hard to accomplish a goal and are just not
quite there, complete joy when a skill we have been working on for months is
demonstrated flawlessly, and pride when we give parents the report that Johnny
was able to tell me he needed to go to the bathroom today for the first time!
Tim tried a new food today! Jessica fed herself her full lunch with no supports
from adults! Josh ran across the playground to give his friend a hug! Christina
made eye contact with me when I said her name!
certainly not a disability, but rather an incredible set of different
This hop was set up to raise awareness and much needed funding for autism research. You can help by donating any amount to the Organization for Autism Research by clicking the button below:
For my card,
I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point for my colors – these are the colors of Autism Awareness. This card goes together really quickly – a little Big Shot work and some stamping, and it’s done!
If you’d like a free printable tutorial so that you can create this card, please click here
I love the word stamp on this card – it is from a stamp set called Just Add Text. It’s a great message of encouragement and support – something we all need!
Here’s a close up of the card:
.Thanks for hopping along with us today and thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts! Together we can make a difference!
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