16 years ago it took three years to get a diagnosis of Autism. There were no resources in Quebec so we returned to my birthplace of Toronto, Ontario Canada. When we arrived in Toronto we were told we were on a waiting list for therapies that my brother needed immediately. Even though I was 10 years old I was very aware of the challenge to provide my brother with the support he needed. Things have changed since then. Easier diagnoses and resources are more readily available thanks to organizations such as Autism Speaks. My brother James has severe ASD, he has oral motor delay and with the exception of one word communication, he is nonverbal. I speak for my brother when I say 'Thank You!
Thank you for caring enough to do something. Thank you for creating awareness. Thank you for supporting the parents and the siblings, we need it! There is still so much more to do and say about Autism but this is a great start!
I will be taking part in this years Walk taking place April 27th & this time I will have both my brothers & my mother join me! Let's bring awareness & make #TEAMJAMES surpass last years success!
An elegant casino night with pro poker players, celebrities, athletes and entertainers.
Reception begins at 6:00 and tournament starts at 7:00
Advance tickets include culinary buffet reception, celebrity Meet & Greet, and poker tournament play. One ticket $150, two tickets $200
Very proud of my friend Kerry Margo and his new book I Will Light It Up Blue! 💙
It’s a great read to educate kids on Autism Spectrum Disorder! If you have children I highly suggest ordering this book to help them better understand that people with Autism are just like us!
1 in 36 children born in North America have Autism so it’s important to educate everyone so that we can all have a better understanding of each other 💙