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24 Jun '14

AUTISM ACCEPTANCE

Posted by admin in Autism Awareness, TACA
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Please take the time to read this message from my sister,
"Two years ago when Noah was diagnosed, I felt like I was hit in the stomach with a baseball bat. I was shocked. No, I was devastated. I cried (shocking).  I was given a "100 day" manual by the doctor and "I'll see you in 9months to a year or sooner if he gets worse." Wait, WHAT?  I wanted Noah to get better! I wanted to hit the ground running....but I had no idea which direction to go, who to turn to for guidance, or where to even begin. Who do I call first? What do I ask for? What help does he need?  IDEA, PT, OT, LRE, ABA, IEP was all just alphabet soup. Think of the childhood game Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Getting the tail on the donkey equated to getting Noah recovered and here I was spinning around blindfolded. When I found TACA Hawaii, I stopped spinning. I found a wonderful support group consisting of dedicated, passionate and caring parents with whom I shared a common goal of curing our children of autism. TACA provided me with a blueprint and steps to get me going on the journey.Today Noah is an intelligent, handsome, athletic, affectionate and sweet child who loves to sing and dance. He has a fantastic comedic side and when has that twinkle in his eye, flashes you a smile....watch out! He'll capture your heart. We are extremely blessed to have Noah as our son.The CDC just reported 1 in 68 children in 2010 have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Last year I reported 1 in 54 boys are affected. Now Noah is 1 in 49.TACA is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. TACA Hawaii has been a tremendous blessing for me and my family. With their support I have found REAL HELP NOW.Please consider making a donation to TACA on Noah's behalf. Any amount big or small is greatly appreciated.Mahalo nui loa!Aloha Pumehana, The VALDES LUTU OHANA - Kip, Gabrielle, Noah, Kaia and Kylie"
7 days left to help Noah reach his goal and consider a small donation ($5, $10,) on his behalf, please click here!. On behalf of my sister and her family, thank you in advanced for helping in any way possible!
Aloha
-Sebastian