For me its my little gardening buddy, nature lover and bird fanatic...my sweet son Harry!
Some might say our life was turned up side down on 17th July 2009 when my then 7yr old son was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. But really our life with Harry had always been upside down, we had know since he was 18mths old that something was going on with our little guy, I think the headbutting of walls and the non-verbal till he was 5 was a huge red flag, things no parent wants to see their child go through. After years of frustrations and many dead-ends as to how to help our son we were honestly re-leaved to finally have an answer.
I now want to do my part, by helping give back, so I thought I'll try using my blog. Its my first time doing anything like this, so its a see what happens and hope for the best type of thing! By raising funds and awareness I am hoping more families can be helped with accessible services and early interventions...therapies help and my son is real proof of that.
Please help me raise money for Autism Speaks by...
- posting a link to my blog
- copying my badge to your blog
- following my blog, facebook or twitter
Cheers Harry & Julia xx
Harry my little artist!
http://lakesideautism.com/ - The amazing therapy center that is changing our little guys life!
Some facts about Autism you may find interesting...
- It now effects 1 in 88
- In the state of Washington (where we live) Autism is not a recognized medical condition with insurance companies and is highly capped under Mental Health...we pay over $1000 a month on therapies, out of pocket...ouch! But worth every cent =)