Sunday, April 3, 2011
Autism Awareness Month
Did you know autism affects 1 out of 110 children and 1 out of 70 boys? It's true. You can find more information on Autism here.
Autism Awareness Month has been on my radar for a while. Besides using a Dustin Pike's - Doodle Dragon Studios Awareness image, I couldn't think of a project to honor this event. Then yesterday while I was at Target, I bumped into one of our Small Groups teachers from school. We started talking about her class. Our elementary school two Small Groups (autistic) classes (1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade). Some students are in the Small Group classroom all day. Other students are able to attend regular classes and come to Small Group class for certain times in the day. I have seen the teachers in action with the students. They are so caring, loving, and patient. I admire them. On my drive home, I knew I had to create a card for our amazing teachers.
This card is not only dedicated to the teachers at our school, but for all those who are affected by Autism every day. Thank you for who you are and all you do.
Doodle Dragon Studios image - Awareness set
Cuttlebug - Puzzled cutting die
American Crafts cardstock
Font - CK Handprint