Saturday, February 2, 2013

Support a Great Project

What started as a school project has become a driven effort by a Wayne State University college student to raise autism awareness.

Kaitlin Cole, the caregiver of a 13 year old autistic boy, is reaching out to the community in order to raise more than $6000 to cover the costs involved with creating a book written by children on the autism spectrum to display their many talents and also raise awareness.

The book will feature life stories of autistic individuals and their parents as well as artwork created by those with autism.

"Ideally, I would like this book to be read by parents with autistic children," said Cole.

Cole is an education major attending Wayne State University.

She added that she has seen a lot of improvement in the boy she looks after since his medication was changed.  "He is getting more talkative and posts videos on YouTube." Cole said.

As of 7:45 pm on February 2nd, Cole raised $400 out of her $6,250 goal but more is needed.  Individuals who are on the autism spectrum need opportunities to be recognized for what they can do rather than what they can't do.

"Autism is not the end of the world." This is the message Cole would like to give to parents who have children diagnosed with autism.

If you have the means to do so, please support this cause.  Click here to find out more.

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