This Saturday, October 29, my family and I will be participating in a very special event, WALK NOW benefiting the Cure Autism Now Foundation. It is a 5K walk and community resource fair with the proceeds going to further the search for causes and cures for autism. Autism is a devastating disease affected over 1.5 American children and their families. 1 in every 250 children is newly diagnosed with autism.
You may be wondering why Cure Autism Now and WALK NOW are so important to me and my family. My involvement stems from a very personal and deep emotional contact with this complicated disease.
My 6-year-old son, Sean, was diagnosed with a form of Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, three years ago. I am very proud of Sean and impressed with his progress so far thanks to hard work on his part, our part and an excellent program within the Cy-Fair School District.
I strongly feel that I can have a direct impact on finding causes and cures for autism. I also feel strongly that Cure Autism Now is a wonderful organization which has been instrumental in furthering autism research. In 1995, when Cure Autism Now was founded there were only 12 researches focused solely on autism. Today there are over 300. That is progress. WALK NOW gives us a tangible way to help the nearly 1.5 million other Americans affected by autism and related disorders.
I am asking for your support in helping us raise money for this worthy cause. Any contribution you are able to make would be greatly appreciated, but I ask you to give big as there is a big need for further research. My personal goal is to raise $150.00 for Cure Autism Now and I hope to far exceed that goal. Last year I raised $775.00!
It is easiest to donate online by going to our personal webpage at Sean's CAN page.
If you are unable to donate online, you can print out a donation form from that page and hand it to me. All checks should be made payable to Cure Autism Now.
Please feel free to forward this e-mail on.
I look forward to hearing from you. I thank you very much!
This blog has my blog on her sidebar. Thank you! Too busy at this point to check it out, looks like she might have a child with Asperger's Syndrome.
Give it a visit!
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I'm hoping you'll be interested to know that AS DOG IS MY WITNESS, a new mystery novel featuring two characters with Asperger Syndrome, will be published on November 1 by Bancroft Press. The comic mystery, which follows freelance writer Aaron Tucker through a murder investigation to clear the name of a young man with Asperger Syndrome, includes the usual twists and turns, the clues and red herrings, but also a ton of laughs and insight into the effect of an autism-spectrum disorder on families.
But, don't take my word for it:
"Would you enjoy a great murder mystery that delivers a ton of laughs and introduces you to colorful characters such as protagonist Aaron Tucker's immediate family, his organized crime family and some of the wackiest bad guys and cops you'll ever meet, that's delivered in a neat plot that twists and turns like a whirligig, and learn a lot about the often misunderstood world of Asperger's Syndrome? Jeffrey Cohen's As Dog Is My Witness has got it. Now, go get it!"--Dennis Debbaudt, author of Autism, Advocates and Law Enforcement Professionals
"As Dog Is My Witness" bit me with the first paragraph and never let go! I liked the story, the characters (and the author) so much I immediately ran out and bought the other two Aaron Tucker books. Now when do we get the fourth?"--Linda Ellerbee
"Funny? Of course - but also wise, suspenseful and a genuine pleasure to read."--Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
If it sounds appealing to you, I urge you to find out more at www.aarontucker.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have. If you are impressed, I would ask that you let your friends know there's an entertaining, enlightening, funny book out there that might strike a familiar chord with them. And thanks for your interest.