One of the reasons I wanted to get into blogging was to create a community where I could help bring causes and even businesses some extra love using my blog. I love the idea of creating a platform to help bring awareness and publicity to charities, causes, and small businesses. While I was laying in bed last night “Working Together Wednesdays” came into my head as a way of using my blog to bring about awareness and keep me accountable on a weekly basis for one of the biggest reasons I wanted to start this blog to begin with. If you would like your business or organization to be considered for a post on Working Together Wednesdays, please email me at email@example.com
This week I am introducing you to Danielle from Autism Love. I did a mini interview with her and will fill you in on a little bit of what She and Autism Love are all about.
Q: Give us a brief introduction, Danielle.
A: My name is Danielle. I am a mom of 5 kids. The 4 year old is high functioning autistic. The 2 year old is semi non verbal, only saying about 5 words or so. I am married and my father in law lives with us as well. So with three animals 5 kids and three adults it’s a packed house!
Q: What is the name of your page, and why did you start it?
A: My page us called AUTISM LOVE. I started it to help bring smiles to children who might not get them to often. I send cards and stickers to autistic children in the USA and a few other countries. I opened the page to include other diagnoses as well. So we have autistic children and sensory processing disorder (spd) as well. Some of the children have multiple diagnoses that include add adhd and many others. Our motto is “every child deserves a smile”. I make sure to include stickers for every child in the home not just the diagnosed child. We believe in being fair. We try to send a card once a month to the whole list.
Q: Who is this page for?
A: The page is for parents or guardians to join for support and chat. We ask for the children’s names and address so we can send a card. The page is private for the safety of our children and their families. We also have a public page in the same name.
Q: How can others get involved?
A: Others can get involved by joining if they have a diagnosed child or by donating. I have a PayPal account for the page. We are always in need of stamps and stickers. At present time stamps are very much needed. At this time we have about 90 or so names. So we go through a lot of cards stickers and stamps. P.s. Greetings has generously donated two huge boxes of cards. We have received many donations of stamps and stickers and money from members of the page. Our biggest obstacle is coming up with the money to buy more supplies. All I want to do is make all the children happy and to put a smile on their faces.
This is such an amazing idea, and I just LOVE what she is doing. Seeing a smile on these kiddos faces’ is an amazing gift to everyone involved. The Adventures of “But Mom” is going to contribute some stickers for sure 🙂
If you would like to contact Danielle about getting your child(ren) into the group, or to donate you can contact her at her group page: Autism Love