Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Autism Shoppe

Order your handmade clogsto wear during Autism Awareness Month in April!

This Piece by Piece full size autism warmer is Scentsy's Family Foundation warmer. 100% of the net profit from the sale of this Scentsy warmer will benefit the Autism Speaks Foundation, whose mission, solving the puzzle, piece by piece is funding global research, spreading awareness, and bringing hope to families affected by autism.

About Jon...My son Jon was diagnosed with Autism when he was 1 1/2 years of age. He's my middle child of 3, and is now 17, 6'2", 255 pounds and a 13EE shoe. Jon's was very quiet as a baby, fell sound asleep in the car, could take him to parties and he'd play by himself for hours. He was actually very easy to care for. Food was not an issue, he ate just about anything I put in front of him. That soon changed. He started eating less of the foods he ate before and limited himself to breads, milk, and juice.

At 1 1/2 years of age, Jon was diagnosed with Autism. Lucky for us, his Pediatrician was very educated about childhood disorders and when he asked if Jon was saying "Momma or Daddy" and we said "no", he referred us to an Neurologist right away. It was then I understood why his eating habits changed, Autistic children have tactile issues. Food happened to be one of them for Jon. When he was 2 1/2, we lived in California, and Jon had in-home tutoring from Bridges Behavioral Systems. Two people for 3 hours a day would come to our home and "teach" Jon the PECS system.

Learn more about Jon and his Parents journey that inspires them to raise Autism Awareness.

The Autism Shoppe

"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."
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