Week 4 in Review • Thank You

Week 4 in Review • Thank You

All About Autism Series 2011Week 4 of the All About Autism Series has found its end. Four more writers, bloggers, advocates, and supporters of children diagnosed with Autism shared different areas of Autism.

Jenny brought up bullying and her experiences as a young child being bullied while locked behind her Autism. Lynn’s humor highlighted that while echolalia can have a number of consequences, perhaps the best is getting a glimpse into her child’s classroom. Caryn exposed past (wrong) views of how parenting may have shaped Autistic characteristics,  showing that now, these same people are the fire that leads the way in their children’s cause. Finally, Sara showed that even therapists have a hard time making distance.

To say “Thank You” to all the contributors of this week and in the weeks prior does not seem enough. They have all been gracious both in writing with care to give insight and connection to the community surrounding those with Autism, and in answering comments and truly being attentive to the cause of Autism on this resource blog, Special Happens. To each of you, I am truly thankful and humbled by all you do for your children, my children, our community. You have made this series a success; a widely talked about, permanent tribute to our children and those yet to be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. With gratitude, I thank you!

With the end of this week, also comes the end of the Giveaway for Week 4. If you haven’t yet entered, this is the time! There is a link to a review of the product on the Week 4 Giveaway page too. The winner will be announced here on Special Happens tomorrow, Saturday, April 30th. THEN….


All About Autism Twitter Party

There are so many giveaways left so why not have a FUN and FAST FINALE
to the All About Autism Series 2011. Go here to check it out and R.S.V.P.!

Now…if you missed anything, here’s the links to catch you up on your weekly reading:

Anti-bullying by Jenny Ford

Fun with Echolalia by Lynn Hudoba

Notes from a “Refrigerator Mom” by Caryn Haluska

Aiding and A-letting Go: Confessions of a fly on a classroom wall by Sara Winter

About the Author:

Special Happens
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate.

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