April is Autism Acceptance Month - The Children's Guild
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Autism Acceptance Month

This April, The Children’s Guild is proud to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month by highlighting trailblazing Autistics past and present. We believe these accomplished individuals inspire all of us to ignite change in the world by celebrating differences.

The Children’s Guild’s mission—to provide individualized transformational experiences to ensure children, families, and communities thrive—is demonstrated in particular this month by our newest school, Transformation Academy.

The Children’s Guild – Transformation Academy is a 12-month, non-public separate day school for students ages 5-21, whose primary diagnosis is autism, but who may also have co-existing diagnoses of sensory processing disorder, a specific learning disability, health impairment, or multiple disabilities.

Transformation Academy’s integrated approach to education provides individualized instruction in the areas of academics, behavior, social skills, and life skills to meet the needs of neurodiverse individuals.

See what we’re also doing in Baltimore and Prince George’s County.

Autism acceptance: Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg, born January 3, 2003, is a Swedish environmental activist who has made headlines for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. Greta is known for being a part of the Autistic community alongside her other accomplishments. She has been diagnosed with Autism/Asperger’s syndrome and selective mutism. Greta has spoken about her diagnosis saying she considers it a “superpower”.

Thunberg’s activism began when she persuaded her parents to adopt lifestyle choices that reduced their own carbon footprint. In August 2018, at age 15, she started spending her Fridays outside the Swedish Parliament to call for stronger action on climate change by holding up a sign reading “Skolstrejk för klimatet” (School Strike for Climate). Thunberg initially gained notice for her youth and her straightforward and blunt speaking manner, in public and to political leaders and assemblies, in which she criticizes world leaders for their failure to take what she considers sufficient action to address the climate crisis.

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