Wednesday, May 31, 2017

This is for Aaron our Grandson

I am so pleased to be sharing this post with all of my Facebook friends and family. Our company has now partnered with, a fantastic group of people.

As most of you know we have a grandson, Aaron, who was diagnosed with Autism almost 14 years ago. This is something that has impacted our lives for almost 17 years now, and we are just the grandparents. Our daughter and son-in-law face these challenges and struggles with our sweet grandson every day.  Aaron has come a long way from a little boy who the doctors said would never talk, communicate, or show love and affection, to the handsome loving young man he is today. He not only talks but also sings gospel songs, and in front of large crowds. He has come a long way but there are still obstacles and challenges each and every day for Aaron and his family.

Autism now effects 1 in every 68 children born in the United States. It is one of those silent illnesses that you never know about until one day you look at your 4 year old and wonder why he is not talking, communicating or socializing as others his age do.  When my grandson was born in 2000 Autism effected 1 in every 500 children. The increase is staggering and continues to rise. We have to find a cure for this terrible illness.

My grandson looks just like any other 17 year old, therefore it is hard for someone who doesn't know he has issues to understand why he is sometimes having a meltdown because his schedule was changed. Autistic children lead a very structured life and anything out of the norm can cause them to come apart. There is just not enough awareness for outsiders to understand. So the next time you see a child "misbehaving" in public and you think to yourself, "that child needs discipline" try to remember that 1 in every 68 children you meet may be Autistic and can not help their actions anymore than you can help scratching an itch.

I said all of that to say this. In teaming up with the National Autism Resources Co, we are an affiliate for them. This means that you will see post from time to time from me that has photos and or links to the products NAR carries and information I receive from the. If you click on these links and make a purchase I earn a small commission. All the money from this affiliate link/s will go to Aaron's savings account to help with his education, physical and mental needs.  If you would like to help Aaron out you can do so by clicking one of these links and if you see something that you or someone you know could use you can make a purchase. The cost of the items is the same, there is no price increase for using these links.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Below is a photo of our sweet grandson.

 playableART Ball set

No comments:

Post a Comment