September 25, 2012

This interview by Ariane Zurcher, Emma’s Hope Book, tells an amazing story of courage, hope and a family’s loving determination. We were inspired by Chou Chou’s story and we share this with the hope it will offer you encouragement on your journey. Thank you Chou Chou and Ariane!

Emma's Hope Book

I met Chou Chou last spring when she left a comment on this blog.  She wrote, “I love your writing, and find your darling Emma startlingly like me as a child.  I am a happy, successful, 58 year old autistic woman.  I just wanted to say you and your husband are wonderful parents, and Emma will be fine. She will be wonderful. She is wonderful.” 

 I read her comment a dozen times. I felt indescribable joy and I wept.  I was just beginning to read the writings of Autistic adults and had started, very tentatively, to reach out to a few of them.  Then out of nowhere there was Chou Chou reaching out to me!  I was so excited!  I doubt she could know how much her kind words of encouragement meant to me.  We’ve been in touch ever since.

Chou Chou performing with Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Orchestra

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks

September 7, 2012

Seek East is  participating in Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Houston on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Reliant Park, Westridge Lot.  Walk Now for Autism Speaks is an opportunity to raise money for research, public awareness and to make a difference for people living on the Autism Spectrum. Please join us in our commitment with a donation to Walk Now for Autism Speaks online.   

 http://www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/houston/seekeast

In addition to the walk, there will be an Autism Community Resource Fair to learn more about autism services and organizations in the Houston area as well as  fun things to do for the young and young at heart.   The Resource Fair is 8:00 -11 AM. The walk starts at 10:00 AM.

Thank you for your support and see you at the Seek East Booth at the Resource Fair!

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