“I want teenagers with autism to know it’s O.K that some days are tough and I’m here to tell you it gets easier as you mature into adulthood and find your passion.” Wise words from Rebecca Sharrock who knows only too well how difficult the teenage years can be for someone with autism and who suffers with depression and anxiety.
Toys R Us held a special one hour event for kids with autism on Sunday 6Th November. It was designed to give kids the chance to play freely in stress-free environment. Here’s our report.
Susanne shares with us what daily life is like when your child is in chronic pain and can’t tell you why. During the past 4 years Susanne has had no more than 3 hours sleep at any one time and can’t remember what life feels like without sleep deprivation. “I’ll let you know once I’m over it”, she says.
“So little is understood about social disability and how it impacts the sufferer and those around them, so the first step in helping them to adjust and develop is to accept them for who they are”. This is the advice that Aaron gives to all parents and teachers.
“World Bedwetting Day is about raising awareness of bedwetting as a common treatable condition. There are lots of children and families going through it and we want them to know there are many treatments available. They don’t have to suffer on their own”.
"There is so much negativity out there. We know the negative part because obviously we live it every day. We want to create opportunities, possibilities and a platform to showcase their creativity" says Anna.
We meet with Anna Kennedy, a mother of 2 boys with autism, Patrick and Angelo. Anna is a prominent advocate in the autistic community, promoting autism awareness and showing the positive side.
SpecialKids.Company is excited about its recent international contribution to children in need. We were able to facilitate the donation of 1,100 Wonsie bodysuits to children of special needs in Palestine. The chosen charity for the donation was ABCD - Action around Bethlehem Children with Disability.