Sunday, December 9th was the start of the Education part of the week. A neighbor of ours, Melisa, does educational seminars for teachers and parents of Autistic children. She is a 'Behavior Analyst', as I understand it, that teaches these groups how to communicate with their Autistic children. She does seminars all over the country and concentrates on Aspergers children. She and a fellow Behavior Analyst, Aaron, from California; watched our children, came up with a plan and personally bought materials for us to use. Aaron specializes in working with more severe Autism. Thanks guys!
Here's our crew, Monica, Scott, Keith and Richard:
Then on Friday, December 14th, our magazine photographer, Ken, arrived. He followed us around for the next 3 days. He said he would take over 1000 shots and they'd end up using 6-8. I thought that was huge, but he said that it is very typical.
Our reporter says that now that we have pictures our story should be out fairly soon. We are hoping that it is THIS month.
Our goals are better and more awareness and getting support and financial aid to families through our AutsimBites Foundation.
“Funding for Autism research is good, funding to help with day to day living, is better.” - Dad