Having an autistic child is not the end of the world--far from it. It is my hope that through this blog, at least a handful of people will get to understand that. My child is amazing, she brings us tremendous joy. We have good days & bad days, but we CHOOSE to focus on the good. Our belief is that by loving our daughter, giving her the most comfortable environment we can, and by most of all accepting her differences, she will continue to blossom--in her OWN way.

4/1/08

Hoop Dreams

PhotobucketIf you happen to catch a story called "Hoop Dreams" on Headline News' Glenn Beck show, it is a great one. 27 autistic children get together "like any other kid in America" and play basketball. Christine Dunn (sp?), a parent of an autistic son, developed the program which is based in Staten Island. Her son looks forward to basketball, learning new skills, and best of all, making friends. His mom says he is "happy, and that's the most important thing."

Now that is cool!

The story should be up on the link shortly (it just aired as I type). I apologize if my quotes were not exact. I happened to be blogging something else, and this story came on, so I typed as I watched.

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