First let me start by telling you a little about myself and my family. My name is Angel Messier and I am a mother of four sons. My oldest two are both diagnosed with Autism - Marcel is now 11 1/2 and Andrew will be 10 in May. Everyday life is challenging but rewarding at the same time. Never a dull moment is had in my household.
The saying “It takes a village to raise a child” rings so true for my sons. Without the much appreciated assistance we receive from the teachers at school, the therapists who visit us at home, and the one on one support that both boys receive on a daily basis, we would be floundering. We have had the opportunity to be able to attend Parent training sessions and parent support groups, to help us realize we are not alone in this fight for a better understanding of this diagnosis and what can be done to help Marcel and Andrew, and the other children just like them in the State of Rhode Island.
My family and friends have formed “The Red Team” and on April 29th, 2012, we will be taking part in the 10th Annual Imagine and Family Walk Day taking place at Goddard Memorial Park in Warwick. This event helps to raise much needed funding to help families in Rhode Island to receive much needed support, services, and trainings that they would otherwise be unable to afford. It also helps to raise awareness for this ever increasing diagnosis. These children are our future, and we need to help them to succeed.
Again this year we have signed our team up to be part of the Community Challenge in order to win a free training class for the West Warwick School District. If The Red Team can raise $10,000 this year, we will be awarded a training class for 30 educators in the Town of West Warwick.
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