Mousey Monday – Autism Awareness Month

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Last week, we mentioned about April being the National Poetry Month in the United States and Canada. This Mousey Monday, we wanted to acknowledge another April celebration, Autism Awareness Month.

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted, repetitive or stereotyped behavior. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism

Every child is born differently and we here at Discovery Education believe it is important to have your students understand this and accept one another as they are..

Discovery Education has some great resources ideally meant for Grades 6-12 in The PBS NewsHour series on Autism.

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http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/A4E7D67D-FF45-4527-97E9-1E3F785AED63

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http://app.discoveryeducation.com/player/view/assetGuid/CBB0D963-305D-4E53-B58D-B7AAAECC99EE

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If you and your students want to get more involved, the National Autism Association has an entire area of their site with information on ways to get involved and give: http://nationalautismassociation.org/get-involved/ways-to-give/

The site also offers several safety brochures in relation to Autism & Safety.

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About Autism:

http://nationalautismassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/FirstResponderBrochure.pdf

Bullying:

http://nationalautismassociation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/NAA-Bullying-Brochure.pdf

These are two of the brochures that help introduce to your students what Autism is as well as address the issue of Bullying in relation to Autism.

Our wonderful educators have always done an amazing job of informing students on real life issues and situations and we hope that Discovery Education resources help educators talk about Autism with their students. . We would love to hear how you celebrated April by bringing Awareness to Autism in your classrooms, please feel free to tweet us at @DESupportStars with #mouseymondays! Happy Mousey Monday!

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