Happy with autism resource

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 13, 2014 

I absolutely love the fact that there is information publicized here about what autism is and how those affected by it cope. Growing up, I attended a small school in the mountains of Colorado, with only around 30 students. One of my classmates there was diagnosed with severe autism, and he truly struggled socially and academically through those early elementary years. With no outside resources like F.A.C.E.S., his entire family struggled right alongside him. The hometown community offered as much support as possible, but as the writer of this article knows, no one can truly understand what it is like to deal with autism day to day. I think it is fantastic that there is so many opportunities for children with autism today that adhere to their needs and focus on helping them thrive individually. We need to keep on promoting these organizations like F.A.C.E.S. and help make it known that anything can be overcome with the right support and information, no matter how overwhelming a situation it may seem to be!

Katie Larson

Bellingham

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