A ltering preconceived ideas and understand that autism is way of life not only a diagnosis
U nderstanding creates acceptance
T aking time to learn about people on the autism spectrum educates society. Assuming without the facts can be resultant in ignorance
I nvolve yourself in assisting someone or people in the autism community. Take action and do not be a casual observer.
S pectrum defines a broad category of individual. Just like a rainbow is comprised of a multitude of colors on the spectrum, autistic individuals present with many different issues, capabilities, and personalities.
M ake yourself part of the soloution, not the problem.Acceptance and understanding through gaining knowledge is the key.
S ee the person behind the disability as an equal productive member your community and society at large.
P rovide a helping hand to exhausted parents, and individuals who are struggling to do the best that they can in life.
E nhance the lives of individuals with special needs by modeling altruism rather than negativity. Be the person that reinforces the no I in WE. In doing so, you can help obliterate the THEM and Us attitude that separates rather then connects people together as a team.
C apabilities are present in ALL human beings, including people on the autism spectrum. Look deeply and you will note their talents and not only imperfections which we ALL possess.
T ake time today to open up your mind. Help someone on the spectrum to learn a new skill. Help an exhausted autism parent by asking how you can assist them. A kind smile, a positive word, or a shoulder for a frustrated individual can make a huge difference in someone’s day.
Remember, we are ALL on this earth for a reason, whether we have special needs or not.
U nderstanding the Autism spectrum does not start with awareness. Awareness means we possess knowledge of the situation at hand as well. Conscious awareness develops from educating yourself on a topic. Once you educate yourself, you may develop understanding, acceptance and tolerance. Spending time with individuals and families within the autism community is a great way to do so.
M ay we unite in society as a team with the ultimate goal
of unity, understanding, acceptance, collaboration and the ultimate goal of everyone who walks this earth feeling like they are equals and respected.
I am a published author and focus on books pertaining to autism and Aspergers Syndrome. I have had special needs articles published in several magazines. I have been interviewed several times in print, on pod casts, and internet T.V. regarding the autism spectrum. I have presented autism workshops to staff, management teams, and parent groups. I offer tips on curriculum development and behavior modification within the classroom and through in-services. I am certified by the Department of Early Childhood Education as a lead preschool teacher, an infant and toddler teacher, and site coordinator qualified to manage school age programs. I have recently ventured into public speaking engagements to educate both parents and educators on autism and Aspergers Syndrome
I want my experiences and challenges to be used productively as a learning tool for other parents and for educators as well. When my son was diagnosed with Asperger’s a decade ago it was a foreign word among many parents and professionals alike. I fought for help never giving up. Through my books I wish to help parents feel like they do not walk in the dark, that they are not alone, empower them and that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I also want to educate society at large on the topic of the autism spectrum. I believe all parties involved need to work as a collaborative team in order to insure a special needs child’s Amazon.com at Mari Nosal : Please stop by my site at Amazon Books and check out my published books on autism aspergers special needs and more you like my articles, aside from being the parent of an adult with Aspergers Syndrome/ A.D.D and an educational professional, I am also a published author of many special needs and autism related books written to inspire and support parents, families, educators and society at large as well. Please stop by and check out my books on http://tinyurl.com/kdspqy9
Mari Nosal M.Ed. CECE