We are faced everyday with so many difficult disabilities with our children and everyday we fight for a cure. Autism known as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. People with ASD often have symptoms or aspects of other conditions, such as a learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), epilepsy or more.
There are over 200,000 U.S. cases per year and I have realized that so many parents having a child with Autism are not equipped in taking care of a child with Autism. Yes, we love our children and we feel we are helpless in their treatment at times. This spectrum has become huge in today’s society and the awareness is evitable.
Autism plays an intricate role in my life, touching area in different ways. My mom and I have been raising my nephew Vernon since the death of his mom and my grandfather. He was diagnosed with a hole in his heart and we were told that he had Down Syndrome, he was autistic and he would not live past his 9thBirthday. Well, somewhere down the line someone got it wrong. Vernon is 43 years old and is living a better life than me. He is the love of our lives, we struggle with his disabilities and sometimes we find ourselves unsure of how to take care of him. He can be extremely difficult screaming uncontrollably all night unable to sleep, then there are days that he sits quietly, not many though.
So many of us are so unaware of how difficult it is for an autistic child on a day-to-day basis. The awareness is so needed and I am raising money for Autism Awareness, the world needs to understand our children and we need help in making that possible. They are our future and we are their protectors being able to educate others in this journey is a must.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal of $5,000 and enhance our programs to reach more families within our communities. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Thank you for your charitable donation. We have raised $1,475 so far. Our goal is $5,000. Please share to help us raise awareness on Autism Spectrum Disorder.