April is Autism Awareness and Appreciation Month
April is Autism Awareness, Acceptance and Appreciation Month
The sign over our entrance door in the lobby reads
“We’ve Been Touched By Autism”
This doesn’t just apply to me & my family, but to our entire Jerrol’s Team. For some of us, we are touched by Autism as parents, siblings or family members. For others, it is being on the Autism Spectrum themselves. For everyone else, it’s being a co-worker and a friend.
We are a small rural area with few of the options available in larger areas, such as Spokane or Seattle. Providers are limited and employment options are limited. Access to training and medical care often force people to travel to the Westside.
At the same time we do have amazing resources like Spirit Therapeutic Riding Center, Trellis, Shadow Wing Ranch, Elmview, Entrust, Parent to Parent, our local school system, our local Developmental Disabilities Administration office, Special Olympics, and all the people inside and outside of these organizations who have dedicated their careers to help us.
I have enclosed a copy of “Welcome to Holland” something I do every April. It might help you to understand the perspective of parents who’s family have been touched by special needs.
P.S. You can contact me any time at
509 925-9851 or 800 858-2427,
my cell 509 899-0120,
or email Rolf@Jerrols.com
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