We are making a pledge to “Light It Up Blue” in Support of World Autism Day on April 2, 2013. In its fourth year, “Light It Up Blue” is a unique global intiative to help raise awareness about Autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will “Light It Up Blue” to show their support. We are going to put some blue into April 2nd by replacing our front porch light, stringing lights or wearing blue. Find out more at www.lightitupblue.org
YES!! WE ARE GOING TO LIGHT IT UP BLUE!!
Jan Shefferly & Frank Swinkey
Sara Kemp & Giles Arendt
Lora and Christopher Clements
Hands on Childrens Museum
Kasey & Justin Ruiz
Joe and Linda Swinkey
Scot & Annette McQueen
Steven Welliever & Jessica Archer
Heide & Doug Caesar
Mike & Linda Fredericks
Heather & Jake Winfrey
Carolyn & Harrison Fry
Stephanie & Jerod Nace
South Puget Sound Painting
Karan L Wright
The Allen Family
The Williams Family
The Johnson Family
Lisa and Lauren Askew
Catriona, Claire and Connor Colerick
Neva Lou Lenk
Rachel Ann Swinkey
Lucinda Palmer Lambert
For the fifth year, Lindt is partnering with Autism Speaks with their spring event. Donations will be made to Autism Speaks for the purchase of a Lindt Gold Bunny, in addition to other events that will benefit families of children with ASD. Find details on the link below:
This year, the gingerbread house was characterized by child-driven themes of symmetry and stacking. Our students and their brothers and sisters had a hand in this memorable tradition. I’m sure that Santa and his reindeer will enjoy the creative touches of the chimney that reaches to the sky and the extra treats dropped into the house. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
We have been getting rave reviews from friends and families about the new Hands On Chidren’s Museum here in Olympia. See if you can find our fish “in the stream” of donors. www.hocm.org
The APA approved DSM-5 Revisions on December 1, 2013 that will be published next spring. See the letter written by Geraldine Dawson PhD, Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks.
On April 17th, Pediatric Therapy Associates Jan, Lora and Sara met with the preschool teaching team as well as the elementary education and special programs teachers and support staff at the Hands On Children’s Museum to present “Tips for Teachers”. The inservice focused on providing clinical information and practical sensory based and social thinking strategies that can be used with museum guests and education program participants who are on the Autism Spectrum. It was a pleasure to meet with these skilled and caring teachers and staff. We appreciate the fabulous opportunities that HOCM provides for children in our community. A special thanks to HOCM for displaying the Autism Speaks sign and blue lights in a prominent location for the Autism Awareness campaign earlier this month. The picture below shows us with just a few of the participanats in the inservice.
Jan, Lora and Sara with select museum staff
We are making a pledge to “Light It Up Blue” in support of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2012. In its third year, “Light It Up Blue” is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will “Light It Up Blue” to show their support. We are going to replace our front porch light with a blue light, wear the color blue or maybe string a strand of lights in our window. Autism Speaks, North America’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, is launching a Light It Up Blue iPhone App to help support the campaign. Find out more at www.lightitupblue.org
YES!! WE ARE GOING TO LIGHT IT UP BLUE!!
Hands On Children’s Museum
Janet Shefferly & Frank Swinkey
Budd Bay Realty
Grant and Mary Johnson
Buddy Up! Horsemanship
Helen and Daniel Allen
Liam and Leigh Davis
Christopher and Lora Clements
May the magic of the holiday season touch your heart!
Our students and their sibs helped to decorate our third annual gingerbread house this week…a creative and sticky undertaking!
We wish all of you a very happy and healthy holiday season!