Over the last few years, I've read many stories of hope, love and dedication. Stories about parents who have persevered and children defying the odds. But last month, I was invited to a luncheon at the Ladies Home Journal office and heard an especially inspiring story. A story about a mother, her nonverbal autistic son and a celebrity.
The luncheon was like a who's who of Special Needs writers. And to be sitting at the same table with writers that have helped me through this journey, was truly an honor. We were all invited to celebrate the March issue of Ladies Home Journal featuring Kate Winslet. In the article, Kate discusses her new book The Golden Hat: Talking Back To Autism All proceeds from the book will go to The Golden Hat Foundation.
|Me & Jean of http://www.mommytotwoboys.com/|
What I respect most about The Golden Hat Foundation is that it doesn't support autism research. It doesn't matter what causes or cures autism. They care about improving the quality of life for nonverbal Autistic individuals. Providing a secure living/work environment. Creating a community where will people will always listen even if you cannot say a word.
Monday, April 2, 2012 is World Autism Awareness Day - Margret and Keli will make an appearance at the United Nations. Margret will discuss the book and after she and Keli will be signing (Keli has difficulty writing but he will be stamping his name.) For event details click HERE.
The book will be released on March 27th but can be pre ordered by clicking HERE.