Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Autism Speaks

Another forward? What's going on?!? I couldn't resist this one from my SIL June, though. I've checked out the website and it seems legit.

Click HERE to see a short 3 min video about a sweet little girl with autism, and approximately 94 cents will be directly donated to Austism Speaks.

What gets me all teared up is that this website has hundreds of videos like the one above, all from desperate parents trying to get help for their children that seem to be slipping away by the minute. As one quote from the comments on that site says, "There is nothing more fierce than a parent fighting for their child."

A little bit about Austism Speaks:

"At Autism Speaks, our goal is to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.

Autism Speaks aims to bring the autism community together as one strong voice to urge the government and private sector to listen to our concerns and take action to address this urgent global health crisis. It is our firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle.

Autism Speaks. It's time to listen."


  1. This whole Autism epidemic (if that's what you can call it) is very scary! The screening tests alone are enough to freak a parent out! Doctors are so careful these days and if your child shows even the slightest sign, you'll be headed to a specialist which is good but scary! We had a little bit of a scare with Emma. Turns out she's alright, no autism, thank goodness! I feel for the children and families effected by this. There is still so much to be learned.

    About the movie Juno (that I posted about on my blog), it shows adoption in a really positive light! The girl, Juno, knows that the best thing for her baby is to give it to a family that can meet it's needs better than she is able to as a teenager. The adoptive mother is so ready to be a mom and so excited yet scared to get too excited for fear that the adoption will fall through as she and her husband had experienced before. Juno is a brave girl doing what she knows is the right thing to do and she does so with a positive outlook and wonderful sense of humor. I laughed a lot! Now, I think there are some swear words and it is about a teen age girl that gets pregnant so the PG13 rating is a good one. If you do see it, I'd love to hear what you think.

  2. Sally, Thank you for putting this on your blog. Something everyone needs to see! I was just going to post a song on my blog about autism as well. These children need all the help we can give them!


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