April 1st kicks off Autism Awareness month. I have lots of things planned for the blog this month. I’ve scheduled a number of interviews with teachers, therapists and parents who work with or have children with autism. I thought I’d give readers a little insight into the village it takes to raise my son Bear and other special children like him. I have two pieces coming up for the Huffington Post. One is an updated version of an old blog that is near and dear to my heart, and the other is a blog I contributed to about what autism is and what it is not. The Forsyth Special Olympics is this month, so I will be covering that ( and praying for sunny skies and warm weather). Finally I have some very exciting news to share about Barrett and his school. So be sure to check back often this month. All of these blogs with be listed under the autism category. I’m kicking the month off by sharing an article I wrote for My Forsyth Magazine, about Exceptional Children’s Week.
Celebrating Exceptional Children’s Week
Exceptional Children’s Week is an annual celebration of students with exceptionalities and the professionals who serve them. The weeklong celebration is a national movement started by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), which is a national group that serves as the voice and vision of special education. The state of Georgia also has a Georgia Council for Exceptional Children (GCEC), which leads the celebration for our local schools. This year they designated March 10-14, 2014 as Exceptional Children’s Week (ECW). Many Forsyth County schools use the week as opportunity for education, fundraising and celebration. Continue reading Going Beyond All Possibilites