Monday, April 28, 2014

Personal Post - Autism Awareness Month = New Ink for me!!!

Once again, I have been absent for way too long from the blogging world.  Unfortunately, I don't see that changing in the near future.  I am up to 9 kiddos, 1 full time para (my rock), 1 long term sub (who genuinely cares, but has no experience or skills in working with kids with Autism), and an on and off behavior support staff member.   Anyway, to say the least, it has been BUSY and CRAZY in my room!!!  I am loving every minute, but I am exhausted when I finally turn off that light and close the door to come home every day.  I hope to return to the blogging world again this summer when life settles down again.  I have a ton of ideas, projects, games, work boxes, terrible mistakes, and realizations to share!   I hope those of you who follow me haven't given up on me yet!

Anyway, I quickly wanted to share in this post my new tattoo!!!!  I know, I know, tattoo's are not everyone's thing.  I've heard all the arguments, all the questions, and I don't have all the answers.  I do, however, know that tattoos are very personal and highly meaningful to me.  I have 5, all with high significance.  Each took years to commit to and involved much research and thought.  
This tattoo has been in the works for 3 years.  I got this tattoo not only because of the impact that my students make on my life, but also the impact their families make.  I am so excited to show my support for Autism acceptance and open the door to so many more conversations about Autism.   Just since getting the Tattoo on Saturday, I've had 3 opportunities to talk with strangers about Autism!  I also made sure to get it from a tattoo parlor that supported the Ink4autism campaign.  50% of proceeds from this tattoo went to Autism Speaks (yes, another highly controversial topic, not to be delved into here).  Anyway, here it is!  I am in love!!!!!  

1 comment:

  1. I love that you got that! I saw a picture somewhere else of a person that had a puzzle piece tattoo and thought it was awesome! I'm not a tattoo person but, maybe one day! Looks good!