Sunday, April 6, 2014

April Autism Blog Hop

I feel honored to join RJ Scott's April Autism Blog Hop. April 2, 2014, is the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day and RJ Scott invited authors and bloggers to share with you all something to do with children, special needs, and something in that theme.

RJ also asked us to share a fact about autism for each of us.
Some people with autism might not speak or have fairly limited speech. They may understand what people say to them but prefer to use alternative forms of communication, such as sign language.

I don't have personal experiences in my own family about autism, but having knowledge of it is very important to me as I teach children in an English language school. The training we had to take before we taught classes included child psychology and children with special needs, including autism.

In this occasion I would also like to share with you an experience of one of my colleagues, Dyah Puspita. Dyah was an English teacher, too, and a psychologist. But she stopped teaching in the institution where I work to concentrate on her own school for children with special needs. Her son, Ikhsan, is autistic, and they had to go through such a hard time in the past. She has a blog HERE where she writes mostly about her son, but it's in my native language. She also wrote two books about her experience, also in Indonesian language. HERE is her Goodreads page.

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 A bit pimping now, here is my story from Torquere, What Lies Beneath.


On Dylan's birthday, his friends give him a chocolatey surprise -- a night at a private gay club, starring Jarrett, the most beautiful stripper he's ever seen. The pair have an obvious connection, but Dylan's hiding a big secret.

Jarrett has a rule: Never fall for a client. But Dylan is cute, and sweet, and Jarrett is only human, okay? But when the past comes back to haunt Dylan, will Dylan push him away, or will he help Dylan conquer his fears once and for all?

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  1. The blog tour has made me so much more aware of the issues others have. My son is dyslexic but nothing in comparison to what some kids and parents have to cope with.

    1. Me too. I'm only an outsider when it comes to these issues but I try to help anyway I can.

      Thank you for stopping by. :)

  2. Thank you so much for taking part... :) XXXXXXX

  3. Thanks so much for participating!

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  4. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for helping spread awareness. I, myself don't have any experience directly with autism and have only heard tales from others. But I believe that it is important to pick up any knowledge I can since it may prove useful later.

    1. Yes. That's what I do, too. Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Nice of you to participate
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  6. Thank you for sharing with us, Iyana. These children are so amazing, aren't they?