I just wanted to let you all know about a community event that I will be participating in on May 1, 2011. The Autism Resource Center of Central Massachusetts will be holding a Community 5K Run for Autism Awareness.
I have joined the team of one of my best friends, Mindy, to walk and raise money. Her team, Blake’s Storm Chasers, is named after her son, Blake Burr (3 years old), a tornado of a child, who is autistic. This summer, Blake began working with early interventionist and has grown and developed in leaps and bounds in the past 6 months.
On top of raising donations, I will be donating 40% of the profits from the sale of Avon products between now and April 15, 2011 to Blake’s Storm Chasers. You can find my Avon website at: www.youravon.com/BrittaOConnell, or contact me at (508) 320 – 1580 or BrittaOConnell@gmail.com.
Or you can donate directly at the website for Blake’s Storm Chasers at:
Any amount, small or large, will help the Autism Resource Center to help parents and children in Central Massachusetts!
Britta, proud (honorary) Auntie to Blake
About The Autism Resource Center:
The Autism Resource Center was conceived in 1996 by a group of parents to serve primarily as an information and referral service for children and families affected by disorders within the Autism Spectrum; Autism, PDD NOS and Asperger's. The Center services the eastern portion of DMR Central-West Region. This encompasses North Central, Worcester, and South Valley areas. All totaled there are 65 towns within the Autism Resource Center's service area.
This program is funded by the Department of Developmental Services ( DDS ) and administered by Horace Mann Educational Associates, Inc. HMEA recognizes that family participation is critical to the success of it’s programs, a Family Steering Committee serves as advisors to the Center.
Information and referral, education, family support and networking are vital services the Center provides. The Autism Resource Center is designed to help parents, educators, service providers, and medical professionals provide effectively for those diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum. The Center does not recommend any single program or treatment but instead offers information on a great variety of issues giving parents and professionals what they need to make educated choices.