Today our long expected article about our family has hit the news stands. Sharon Cotliar, our reporter, originally called me 2-3 days after our local paper had an article about us. That was in June 2007. She visited with our family for 3 days the week of July the 10th.
In between then and December, when our photographer Ken stayed for 3 days, she would check in with us and assure us that even with various delays they were still very interested in our story.
We are VERY happy with the story and pictures. Sharon has captured us and our situation to perfection. Because of her limited space she cannot go into as many details as she would have liked, soooooooo I thought I fill in a bit more here.
First, any questions you have, please put them here. I will be compiling them to create a FAQ section on the main website: http://www.autismbites.com/.
The t-shirt Ammon is wearing on page 91 is of our own design, Robin did the face and I put the words with the face. We have a total of 30 different combinations. (See link for t-shirts to the left). We hope that by having our story told that we can:
1) increase the awareness and understanding of Autism.
2) from our example (we know we're not perfect) that it can give hope to other parents struggling with their marriage and children.
3) jump start our efforts to create our AutismBites Foundation. The goal is to help put funds directly into parents hands for whatever, without a lot of red tape and hoops to jump through.
4) since a lot celebrities read People also, we're hoping some will step forward to help with our fund raising efforts for the AutismBites Foundation.
Well, got to go, four of the children have been sick this week and now Robin is not feeling well. We'll do our best to update this blog and add addition info to the website that my sister-in-law is helping me with.