I must admit, one of my favorite things about working with knowdifferent.net is finding events that are geared towards and benefitting the special needs community. There are so many happenings in and around RVA, especially now, with warmer temperatures and beautiful sunny days. Just check out our on-line calendar and you will be amazed at the number of 5K races, outdoor events, and family friendly outings.
Books for Autism Awareness Month
My Friend with Autism by Beverly Bishop (Author), Craig Bishop (Illustrator)
My Friend with Autism is the incredible result of parent Beverly Bishop’s determination to educate her son’s classmates about autism, thus helping her son fit in at school. A peer narrator explains that his friend with autism is good at some things and not so good at others—just like everyone else! In an informative, positive tone, he addresses issues such as: Sensory Sensitivity, Communication Differences, Unique Ways of Playing, and Insistence on Routine.
My oldest turns 17 at the end of the month; my youngest will be 15 shortly after.
I am incredibly proud of my kids! I get excited for band concerts and soccer games. I share in their success with a good grade on a test and take pictures at recognition ceremonies. I am happy for them when they accomplish a goal that they set out to do, share in their disappointment if they fall short, and I always try to remind them how proud I am for trying their best.
This month we are sharing books on tolerance & kindness.Tricia Greene, KNOWDifferent’s community liaison, takes over the monthly column. If there are books you would like her to look into or topics you want covered, email her here and she will be on it!
Editor’s Note- Tricia has been working with me on KNOWDifferent for the last year and I thought it would be a great addition to have her voice be heard as a mom who is raising 2 “typical” children and working in the community with so many of our incredible sponsors. I think it will be a great addition to our monthly pieces.