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Sunday 8 March 2015

April is Autism Awareness Month!

As most of you know April is Autism Awareness Month.  It's a time for us to raise our voices in support of children and adults diagnosed on the autism spectrum. April is national Autism Awareness month, the official month designated to bring awareness to world about this complex disorder.  Our classroom team will be spreading awareness and raising money for the purchase of educational learning materials in a few ways.

1)  We will be participating in Autism Ontario's Raise the Flag day on April 2nd for World Autism Awareness Day.  I missed the registration deadline, but thankfully the president of our local AO chapter was able to get me a flag to raise at our school.  Thanks Lori!  For more info on Autism Ontario's campaign and how you can get involved, click on the image below.

2)  We will also be wearing blue pin support of Autism Speaks Canada's Light It Up Blue campaign.  I am also hoping that the teachers in my school will use the lesson plans provided by Autism Speaks with their students to educate them about Autism.  Autism Speaks is an organization that is very important to me as they gave us grant money so that we could provide 12 students leaving our classroom with iPads and iPods to support their learning in inclusive classrooms.  Click on the image below to check out their website for the free educational resources for your classroom, Light It Up Blue merchandise and how you can get involved with this campaign.

3)  I will be selling Jamberry Autism Awareness nail wraps to raise money for our local chapter of Autism Ontario.  Show your support by wearing these Jamberry nail wraps! They come in adult and kid sizes! Contact me to order yours! I will be submitting an order on Wednesday to make sure they arrive in time!   And will submit another is there is enough interest, so you still have them in time for the month of April.  They are $20 per sheet. Each sheet provides two manicures and two pedicures for adults and 5-6 applications for kids. For every sheet sold, Jamberry donates $2 to the Autism Society and I will donate $2 per sheet to the Chatham-Kent chapter of Autism Ontario.

4)  To raise money towards the purchase of educational learning materials for students in my classroom and to celebrate Autism Awareness Month, we are having a Quarter Auction and raffle Fundraiser!  Tickets can be purchased through me, any of our vendors or at CKCS.  If you are interested in volunteering at this event or donating a raffle prize, please comment on this post or email me.  Thanks for your support!

How will you be celebrating Autism Awareness Month?  I'd love to hear from you!  Comment below or email me!

Until next time,

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