I want to introduce you to this little cutie. He's my son and his name is Aizen (pronounced eye-zen). He is 7 years old and has autism. His obsessions atm are clothes hangers (lol), garage doors and anything youtube related about ceiling fans and garage doors.
Before we started with this charity 2 years ago he had no negative self language skills. He couldn't say "no thank you", "I don't want to", etc and I was being bitten, kicked, smacked, punched, etc 30+ times a day because he couldn't express what he was feeling. Within a few months of being with AIM, Aizen gained some language and self regulation skills and is a very different child.
In April, I am raising funds in a few ways for this charity.
1. I have different things from hairbows to cards, etc for sale and proceeds go to the charity.
2. Toonies 4 Autism is an event where you donate just $2.00 (called a toonie up here in Canada). I will be collecting donations through paypal and will write your name on a leaf to show your support.
We have been with a charity called AIM (Autism In Mind) and they sponsor children to receive ABA/IBI therapy. This therapy is very expensive and often costs between $2000-$5000 a month, yes that's what I said... per Month. Most families who have a child with autism simply cannot afford this and the children slip through the cracks and it's extremely stressful on the family as a whole.
Here is the link to this awesome charity who is currently helping 25 different families with ABA/IBI therapy as well as a Saturday social group. Thanks for your support!!!!