Friday, March 19, 2010

Bowling for Autism Dollars: A Bowlathon to Help Autism Families

I am thinking of all my bad bowling puns... let's strike autism, Let's roll over autism.... I could go on but I will "spare"you (sorry, couldn't resist!) - at least my mind is not in the gutter (oops, I did it again!).

This Sunday is the National Autism Association New York Metro Chapter's bowlathon -- donate now -- or even in the days following if you cannot right now! Every dollar helps us help families in the NY Metro area. Your support is MUCH appreciated.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Milo's Gift: Chad, an Autism Service Dog

Last year, my dear friend Claire and her family brought an autism service dog -- the incomparable Chad -- into their lives from Oregon-based Autism Service Dogs of America. Chad has made a tremendous difference in the life of Milo, Claire's son with autism -- and the lives of their whole family! Milo and Chad are featured in Rachel McPherson's book Every Dog Has a Gift, just released. In the moving video below (see parts 3 and 4 featuring Claire), Claire discusses Chad's incredible gift. Her own words are more powerful than anything I can say:

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Autism Hero Needs Us Now

One of Autism's true heroes needs our help now:
Jo is in my thoughts and prayers. If anyone can beat this, she can.