National Children’s Week 2016

National Children’s Week is the 22-30 October 2016 and is a celebration of the rights of children to enjoy their childhood along with demonstrating their skills, talents and abilities… To find out more visit the Children’s Week Council of Australia

Many abilities impact children globally. Autism is one of these, which is why it is called a Spectrum Disorder/Condition due to its amazing  diversity. A diversity that exists within all children which is why I feel every one of us is unique as our  fingerprint… We are all individuals in a world where we can learn and grow from each other with unique skills, talents and abilities that are demonstrated differently.

Children with Autism do see the world from their own unique perspective which often includes coping mechanisms to deal with what is happening in their surroundings. Where neurotypical thrive on noise, these children may not. Where neurotypical children like to be amongst the crowds where everything is happening these children may not… Where neurotypical children may be able to spend a day out with their family, a child with autism may take all morning to build up the courage to be out for an hour before it all becomes too much…  This is why we ask you to consider next time you see an individual that may not be behaving how ‘you’ think they should, that this family and child only asks for acceptance like any other child in today’s world would…

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We ask you to look at Autism with your heart, as your eyes may miss one of their amazing qualities that exists deep within. Something that is not visible when you judge based on what you see, as you will miss out on the amazing abilities, uniqueness and beauty that these children share with everybody. Choose your words wisely, be accepting and most of all be inclusive. Allow these children to embrace life like any other child and to be a part of an inclusive community where all children are accepted.

During Children’s Week there are programs and activities which are ‘open to all children regardless of race, colour, sex, ability, religion, nationality or social origin’. It’s about everyone coming to together and uniting as one to share the love that exists within all our children… Children see with eyes of love rather than judgement or criticism unless this is what they have been shown. Children do not see the difference in abilities, eye colour or skin colour unless we see it as being different. When we encourage all our children to see each other with eyes of love we teach them to respect each other no matter what…

This year we ask you to be more inclusive and accepting of all children in your community and assist you I would love to share this amazing FREE Resource which consists of information to increase peoples knowledge on what its like to take a child with Autism out in public from the ‘Reality of a Child With a Disability to knowing that First and Foremost they are Children’ …  To access your copy simply click on the image below…

Changing Perceptions