Autism Speaks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CUDA, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

    Mar 4, 2008
    April is Autism Awareness month, and I have a good friend who has an autistic son, so I have a link on my site where you can go to an advertisement video by Chevy, and if you watch it, Chevy will donate to autism speaks. Please take a second, and check this out to help raise money for this widely spread disease. Thanks.

    Last edited: Apr 8, 2008
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Songster

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    close to my heart so Im bumping...
  3. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    One of my mother's friends had 2 kids that are autistic. One's in a group home and the other is high functioning...There's another one in one of my son's classes who thinks I'm the best thing ever...on field trips he wanted to hang out with me, not his aide.
  4. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    my son has Asperger's-which is on the spectrum-spread this far and wide!!!!
  5. In our family you can count on one hand those who don't show any signs of being an Aspie. Actually, I think one hand is too many fingers - Nope - I think it is pretty much all of us. Some people live life on the edge - we live life on the spectrum.
  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I've just learned that people (especially kids) with autism are fascinated with fire. We have a 8 year old from town that is fighting for his life due to this. He is in critical (from smoke inhalation) condition after starting a fire in the families basement. They had put away all matches, lighters, etc. but, he started the fire using the pilot light on the hot water heater!

    I watched the video!
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2008
  7. Brian

    Brian Songster

    Sep 30, 2007
    Jacksonville, ORegon
    My nephew has autism. It is a nightmare! He was a normal 2 year old, then bam...he was lost. He is now 17 and hopeless disabled, non-communicative, and a non-stop "baby-siting" responsibility for my 56 year old sister. Autism is horrible! Autism is on the rise. We need to find out what's causing it. Lots of implications, no known cause.
  8. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Songster

    Feb 25, 2007
    Just to let you know I visited the site and hope it helps and more go visit.
  9. bamadominaker

    bamadominaker Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    Honoraville, Alabama
    Quote:[​IMG] Yes, autisum is horrible, there are different diets that work for some children. My son has autisum but unfortunatley for me a had a bruttle battle with the Department of Social Service and a family member and lost so when I do get to see him it is usually in pictures, So not only is it horrible but is does horrible things to families. Our's has been thrown apart for the last 4 years, And he has a sister that he never gets to see as well as myself. Omg crying again, sorry this is very hard. Sorry to rant, this is a sore subject for me. People can be curel and not understand all the problem that come from this.
  10. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    [​IMG] Watched the video!

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