Saturday, April 2, 2016
Autism Awareness in Education Abroad - World Autism Awareness Day 2016
Today is World Autism Awareness Day and I wanted to highlight an important article that was published yesterday on the API Abroad Blog by Christie Johnson who is API’s Vice President for University Relations, Outreach, and Diversity Initiatives and the proud mother of Evan – a 9 year-old wonderkid on the Autism spectrum!
The article entitled "Light the World Up Blue: Advocating for Autism Awareness in Education Abroad" is a good and important read for everyone working in the field of international education and you can access it on the API Abroad Blog here.
I've also been a big and longtime* fan of the work of Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and they have some great resources on Autism in their Resource Library which you can access here.
* Unknown fact: my first ever letter seeking employment in the field of international education was to MIUSA back in 1993!