So, I'm sure all of you are wondering how the fence turned out -- well, it was suppose to be built by the team the VFW had put together last Saturday. HOWEVER, when they went to get the supplies from Carlisle, PA Lowe's and explained to them what thye were doing -- Lowe's offered to donate and help the VFW build the fence! Wow! Who would think that there would be two such huge gestures in such a short
amount of time regarding this kind of project? Since, Lowe's is now involved, the fence building has been postponed. The only bad news is, the township called my mom yesterday and tried to deny permission to build the fence. So, we're at a stand still...
Autism from a sibling's point of view...
My name is Paige and I am 24 years old. I graduated from Towson University with a Psychology Bachelors Degree. I am now working towards my Master's in Education of Autism and other Pervasive Disorders at Johns Hopkins. I am also a Behavior Data Specialist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit. My younger brother, Sammy, is 19 and has Autism. He is completely non-verbal, unaware of safety, is not toilet trained, cannot get himself dressed, and has difficulty with everyday activities that we all take advantage of. He works harder every single day of his life than anyone I know and he always does it with a smile on his face. He is my true hero and inspiration and because of him, I have dedicated my life to advocating and creating opportunities for individuals with Autism. I hope that I can make him proud and this blog is just a small part of the awareness I hope I can create about Autism and support other siblings impacted by Autism. I love you Sammy - thank you for everything.