Today is World Autism Awareness Day💙💙💙 and the whole month of April is Autism Awareness Month.💙 In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic we now more than ever need to create a kinder and inclusive world for persons with autism.💙 This year’s theme is “Transitioning to Adulthood”. The Alexis Miranda Foundation (AMF) has been embarking on over the years a number of programs to prepare people with Autism to transition seamlessly to adulthood. We have been advocating for persons with autism to be included in mainstream schools, training both mainstream and special education teachers on autism and teaching vocational skills. Our focus now is a more kinder world.
What kindness means to the Alexis Miranda Foundation?
Kindness is raising awareness of autism among your small circle of friends.
Kindness is equity not equality.
Kindness is not blaming parents for a child's autism.
Kindness is being patient with persons with autism when they have a melt down.
Kindness is when a teacher uses teaching aids to support a child with autism in the classroom because the teacher recognizes they learn differently.
Kindness is ensuring persons with autism have all the support they need to function in the community.
Kindness is giving persons with autism a chance to be decently employed.
We encourage all our partners to continue to support us and spread kindness. #LightItUpBlue
Team Alexis Miranda Foundation
Dear PACA family!
Thank you for your patience as we have been navigating the feasibility of our PACA2020 Conference due to the coronavirus. We have finally made the most difficult decision to postpone the conference to a later date. A lot of much planning has gone into this conference by the planning Team as well as the delegates. However, given rapidly evolving circumstances and travel bans around the world, it is the best decision because safety, health and wellbeing of our delegates is our priority. We truly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. A new date for PACA2020 will be communicated as soon as it is decided. For those who are already registered, an email has already been sent.😢😢
Our LEND program joined with the LEND fellows from the Shriver Center today for a webinar from AUCD by Rylin Rodgers. It was a great time to meet and get to know the "other" LEND program in MA, and Rylin did a great job introducing us to and beginning to prepare us for the Disability Policy Seminar in D.C.
The foundation was established to help increase Autism awareness globally and to support families and providers of children with learning disabilities. The Alexis Miranda Foundation (AMF) is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families impacted by Autism and other disabilities.