Autism is a sensor disorder, a broad spectrum which involves high function and low function. The spectrum can be from one extreme, very smart children to another extreme, children that are 10 years of age and still need to be potty trained.
Elijah (Eli) Horn was diagnosed with med/high function Autism. When Eli was first diagnosed his mother noticed that he never wanted to be out of her sight. Amanda Horn, Eli's mother said that he had anxiety issues. When Eli was 6 months old, the family was eating inside a Mexican Restaurant and he began screaming because of the music that was playing. When playing cars with his brothers Eli lined his cars up, and if one of his brothers took one of his cars he would have a meltdown that could last from five minutes to two hours. Eli suffered with terrible meltdowns, he had bad anxiety at school with panic attacks.
|Amanda and Eli|
Amanda and her family believes that this is a ministry that God has given them. They understand Autism because they have experienced it first hand. They want to give back and in doing so they are raising money for "Autism Speaks", an organization that does ABA Therapy which raises $70,000 a year without a grant.
Saturday they will be doing a walk in Charlotte N.C. to raise money and awareness for Autism. They are selling t-shirts in honor of Eli,so far they have raised $650.00. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt or donate money to the "Autism Speaks" you can contact Amanda @ 864-419-9448.
By donating you are helping to fit the pieces together.
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