I've been thinking about what it means to be an "Autism Mom."
ACTION. That's what it means.
For example, tonight I got an SOS from a mother of more than 4 but fewer than 7 kids with autism. A Ronald McDonald house had turned her down COLD for a stay in a large city in the SW so that she could get treatment for her children at a local therapy center.
The Clown's excuse? Too many kids! File that under "WTF Ronald, french fry grease finally gotten to you?" So much for Billions served. Another Autism Mom with more than 3 but fewer than 12 kids with autism has responded with a good option for housing. That's action, Autism Mom style.
And her option was better than mine, which was to call John McCain and ask to sleep in his guest room, or on that "Straight talk express" bus - I don't think he has enough money to gas it up these days so it's not like it's in use or anything. (Now you know the Ronald McDonald House was in Arizona...)
Same goes for Kathy Labosh. Another true Autism Mom. She sat down and wrote SEVERAL books for families with kids with autism. The books are full of helpful pointers and I think they'd be GREAT to give to teachers, babysitters, Grandpa and Grandma, anyone who spends time with kids with autism.
Oh, and she published them. And she promotes them. And I think that is just balls to the wall fantastic.
Here's a snap of her books. You can learn about her and order her books here. And look! She's cleverly included a blank spot at the bottom so you could put a sticker for your own school district or organization and use the books as a fund raiser! File THAT idea away for Autism Awareness Month next April!