Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April is Autism Awareness Month

Happy April!
April is Autism Awareness month. Last year I learned an affectionate term for a person who has autism is "autie". These are my two auties! My girls are 6yo now. They are Julia (pictured on the left) and Kathryn (above/right). I snapped these pictures this morning while we were getting ready for school.
With the staggering numbers of children being diagnosed with PDD/ASD, it is likely you know an autie. What I would like to know is this: Have you hugged an autie today?
I've hugged two!


Leslie Hanna said...

Hey! How'd you get a three-panel blog?!?!?!?!?!?! I have never taken the time to work on this myself, but I really, really, REALLY want to.

WHAT CUTIES your girls are! I have one of GinaK's early sets - I think it was her first For A Cause set - for Autism. Puzzle pieces! I'll get it out this weekend and make a few cards.

Kristie said...

Thanks for sharing these pics of your adorable girls. One of my good friends is austistic and I think she is sooooo amazing. She completed a degree with 1st class honours at the age of 40 and went on to do a PhD. Her focus and drive is a constant inspiration to everyone who knows her. Unfortunately she lives too far away from me now to give her a give your girls a big hug from me :)

Angela said...

Well, I haven't hugged any auties today but I hope to hug 2 little autie cuties this weekend.

Saskia said...

Oh yes... I hug our 'autie'-son every day!! :)
Our 'special' children are so honest, so pure... We can learn so much of them!!

Great girls there!!


Windy Hills said...

Nothing is more precious and beautiful on your blog as these little angels. They are gifts from heaven.

DJ Shop said...

May God bless you & your 2 adorable auties! I think this site is amazing - as your family must be also! Keep working & smiling.

lauren said...

reading leslie's comment, i cannot help but note that there is but *ONE* letter difference between "AUTIE" and "CUTIE"...a fact which is very much emphasized to one gazing upon julia and kathryn!!! ♥♥♥ good golly those girls are getting SO GORGEOUS and soooooooooo GROWN-UP!!!