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  1. Tanja
    Tanja at |

    Autism Awareness is very important. It is a cause near and dear to my heart as we have a son with autism. He is 30 years old now. I recognize your saying you do anything for him. Of course you would do anything for any child, but with a child with special needs you have to go the extra mile.

    Thankfully I am living in a country where insurance is not a problem. We could and can give our son all the therapy and care he needs. He lives in a special care facility, he has his own apartment and takes care of himself, but he has access to guidance and help 24/7. He has a job and a very sweet girlfriend. He is happy.
    But autism is never cured, it is with him every second of the day. That is not a bad thing, though, he is who he is, a unique human being, a special man.

    Having a kid with autism opens your eyes to the way you see other people. When another kid is acting strange or rude you don’t immediately judge as you might have done before. You have more patience with people and you let them be who they are.

    Good luck with the auction. I hope you will raise a lot of money, that can go to all the good causes.

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    1. Tammy Middleton
      Tammy Middleton at |

      Thank you Tanja, I hope you’ll stop by the auction and take a peek!

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  2. nicki442
    nicki442 at |

    My son has Asperger’s Syndrome, among other issues, that we’ve had to deal with on our own because of our state government-funded insurance constantly being dropped. If I get a paltry partial child support payment, my benefits through the state (and I’m disabled) are immediately cut off because my income went $2 over their limit. To reinstate the medical coverage, because I never receive a full child support payment let alone receive them regularly, I have to start all over and reapply, prove again that we are basically destitute. It gets tiring, and it’s supposed to be illegal to drop my son from insurance precisely because of his Autism diagnosis, and the need for continuing therapies. When will America provide basic medical care for it’s citizens?

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  3. Tammy Middleton
    Tammy Middleton at |

    I hear you Nicki442, I too had these same issues early on with my son who also has Asperger’s. That is why this cause is so important to me, I love being an ally and helping raise awareness.

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  4. Trix
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    I have a cousin with Asperger’s…I don’t know him well, but apparently he’s brilliant in math and doing well in mainstream classes. (Apparently Sesame Street is introducing an autistic Muppet character next week, I’m eager to see how they explore autism!)

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