As you know, our son Shayan was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three. Shayan is a wonderful man, and if you have ever met him, you will never forget him. His world centers around his electronics, and he endears himself to almost everyone he meets. He is caring and kind.
However, his life is note easy. And raising a child and now a man with autism can feel like a lonely job. The diagnosis can be distressing for parents – and finding the resources and support to help a person with autism succeed can be very challenging. That is why I founded the Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy (WAAA) to help out the Autism Community. We are a group of parents, attorneys, relatives, and concerned citizens who want to improve how the state is responding to persons with disabilities. The changes we have already made are incredible, and we have a lot more to do.
If you can walk, donate, or help out in any way I would certainly appreciate it. Thanks for reading this far. There are more than 15,500 school-age children in Washington who have ASD. They are entitled to special programs to help them become successful, yet these services are extremely difficult to obtain and negotiate with schools. Without direct help, these children may face ineffective schooling and lack preparation for graduation and success in life.
Your support will benefit local families who seriously need access to services such as special education advocacy, one-on-one assistance with the individualized education program (IEP) at school and help understanding their legal rights. Your donation will help WAAA provide their services at no cost to struggling families. Please make a contribution today. Thank you for being such a good friend to people on the autism spectrum!