2019 Autism Awareness Blog Hop

April 4, 2019

I'm so happy to be taking part in RJ Scott's Autism Blog Hop again this year! 

 

 

 

Let's start off with an autism fact:

 

In 2018 the CDC determined that approximately 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls.

The theme of this year's hop is childhood toys. 

 

One of my favorite toys when I was a kid were LEGOs. I liked building houses and castles and cars, and creating elaborate stories for the LEGO people.

 

In doing research for this post, I found several articles stating that parents of children on the autism spectrum love LEGOs for their kids. The bright colors and tactile experience of playing with LEGOs can also help children to express themselves creatively, and experience the tactile sensation some children crave when snapping the Lego pieces together. I read about LEGO-based therapy for children with autism, and how it can teach a number of skills, from motor to cognitive, and help children develop social skills. All in all, LEGOs are an awesome toy.

 

>>> What was one of your favorite childhood toys? Leave a comment below for a chance to win an ebook from my Holiday Hearts, Buffalo Bedlam, Game of Love, Philadelphia Frenzy, or Rocked by Love series.

 

Be sure to follow along with all of the participating authors on the hop. You can start right here at the master post on RJ's blog: rjscott.co.uk/autism19

 

If you're looking for a charity to support, please check out Lindengate, a mental health charity that works with autistic children: https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/lindengate

 

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

 

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