Unfortunately, I was not fully prepared for how I could best care for him. But thankfully, I had a friend who loved that little boy so much. She knew exactly what he needed–when he needed space and when to be insistent. She was a lifesaver for his family and him and a blessing to the whole community.
Tammy was just 15 years old and already an Autism Hero.
I grew up in a small town without many resources for families. In fact, at the time, this little guy was the only preschooler I knew with autism. I know there were times when his mom felt alone and misunderstood.
The number of kids on the autism spectrum is growing. Community can be built around those affected by autism.
Family Fun Twin Cities is partnering with the Autism Society of Minnesota to help provide resources for families with sensory sensitivities. With their encouragement, we have created our Twin Cities Special Needs ShortList, where we include a calendar of events geared toward families with special needs and community resources.
Be an Autism Hero at Steps for Autism
You are simply AuSM!