World Autism Awareness Day
Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day, the culmination of a week of activities and events organised to help raise awareness and support for those people who are on the autistic spectrum. One of the themes is to show your support by turning things blue, the light it up blue (LIUB) campaign to commemorate the United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Team members at Everything Dinosaur provide support for teachers who have responsibility for a child with autism in their class. We also assist many parents, grandparents and guardians by providing free fact sheets, drawing materials and other resources to children on the autism spectrum.
Autism is a condition that affects an estimated 700,000 people in the United Kingdom. People with autism share certain difficulties but each person may be affected in slightly different ways. Many children we meet who are on the autistic spectrum, have a variety of issues related to understanding and processing information as well as, in a number of cases, accompanying learning difficulties. We do our best to assist them and to help their carers and dedicated support providers. Children on the autistic spectrum can obsess over certain things and one thing that they can get very obsessive over is dinosaurs. Hence our support and help, as dinosaur experts we are in a good position to offer assistance, especially with so many dinosaur facts and figures at our fingertips.
In Honour of World Autism Awareness Day – Some Blue Dinosaurs
Picture Credit: Everything Dinosaur
We hope you like our LIUB dinosaurs. Blue is a colour not often found in nature but there may well have been blue feathered dinosaurs.
To learn more about autism and other related conditions such as Asperger syndrome visit: The National Autistic Society