Stamping For Autism Awareness

Apr 19, 2018 | Uncategorized | 12 comments

 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!  

Here’s what she said: 
“What is it like to work with kids and adults on the
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. 

Although all of these teaching moments are great, and
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!

What I see in those with autism spectrum disorder is
certainly not a disability, but rather an incredible set of different
abilities.”
Thanks Anna!  



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: 

                                                         https://oar.z2systems.com/np/clients/oar/campaign.jsp?campaign=170&fundraiser=69608&team=23&

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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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Beautiful card and I love what Anna wrote!

    Reply
    • Laura

      Thank you, anonymous friend!

      Reply
  2. Cynthia Millan

    What a beautiful card Laura. And Anna's words are the perfect addition to your post. Raising money – AND awareness. You've hit the nail on the head here. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful rest of your day (and hope there are no 'kerfuffles' on your horizon!) God Bless, Cynthia <><

    Reply
    • Laura

      Thank you, Cynthia! So wonderful to hop with you! I’lol be watching for “kerfuffles” from now on! Hugs!

      Reply
  3. Jackie Bultje

    Fabulous card Laura and you should be proud of your daughter. I love her perspective.

    Reply
    • Laura

      Thanks, Jackie! I am very proud of Anna for sure! And I agree. I love her perspective, too!

      Reply
  4. Kate Bolt

    Lovely card Laura. I love those words. An incredible set of different abilities is spot on!

    Reply
    • Laura

      I agree! Thank you!

      Reply
  5. Narelle Fasulo

    Beautiful card. What your daughter wrote brought me to tears. It is people like her who make a real difference in our children's lives. Thank her from me for the great work she does.

    Reply
    • Laura

      Thank you, Narelle! I got teary eyed when I read her words as well! She truly is making a difference as are many who work with these beautiful children.

      Reply
  6. Unknown

    This is a great card! I love the bold colors and the way you framed the heart.

    Reply
  7. Laura

    Thank you, Annette!

    Reply

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