Monday, April 2, 2012

NOTD -- Autism Awareness


Hey everyone! Sorry for my absence.. Pulling 12-16 hour days doesn't leave much time for blogging. :\

April is Autism Awareness month, and today is actually World Autism Awareness Day. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) occur in all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, but are almost 5x more common in boys (1 in 54) versus girls (1 in 252). Unfortunately, there has been a severe rise in the prevalence of ASDs over the last decade. Currently, 1 in 88 children are born with some form of Autism, versus 1 child out of 150 back in 2000.

I think most people now know (or know of) someone who has Autism. I had the privilege of teaching several Autistic children when I taught dance a few years back, and they truly were some of my favorite students. It is in honor of them that I chose to do this mani..

One of the their favorite class activities was when we did the "Bean Bag Dance", so I decided to do a blue background with multi-colored blue "bean bags" (aka dots). The base is Zoya Yummy, the bright blue dots are Zoya Tallulah, and the dark blue dots are China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway. 

2 comments:

  1. <3. lovely nail-do and great post.

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  2. Love it going to do mine to support my daughters autism

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