April is Autism Awareness month, but when you love someone with Autism, awareness is your way of life
April is Autism Awareness month, but when you work with or live with, or love someone with Autism, awareness is your way of life. I have spent the last 11 years as an Occupational Therapist at The Nexus School, a school for children on the autism spectrum. I am inspired every day by the struggles and accomplishments of the students with whom I am blessed to work. We were trying to design a project to include all of the kids, and settled on a giant heart outline with all of the kids hand prints inside- when I stepped back to look at the finished project, I realized that that is what my heart feels like- every child I have ever worked with, and all of the goals they have accomplished, have left permanent hand prints on my heart. Who wouldn't be inspired by that?