Today, I am starting two blogging challenges for the month of April: the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the A to Z challenge. Hence, most of my blog posts will have a letter of the day. Apparently, using the alphabet is a popular thing. Sue Grafton has been writing a whole series of novels, all of which feature the female private investigator, Kinsey Milhone. Each one begins with a letter of the alphabet... A is for alibi and onward. Her as-of-yet untitled "Y" book will come out this summer and "Z" will follow later.
So... today, I start with the letter "A." A for autism. April is autism awareness month. On March 7th, I went to a support group meeting for families of kids with autism here in Grand Island. There was a fascinating display and discussion about weighted blankets and vests. Weighted blankets are very helpful for people who have either autism or sensory processing disorder.