Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fundraiser for an iPad, Case and Warranty for Austin Primer

We are fundraising for an iPad for Austin Primer. Austin is a 10 year old boy with Autism. Austin is non verbal, he has been through several talking devices. He has the most success with the iTouch and Proloquo2go. The downside to the iTouch is its size. Austin many times has to go back because it is to small and he hits the wrong PEC. An iPad would make navigating Proloquo2go easier and give Austin a better chance at success at communicating with his friends and family.

Austin would also need a case. iAdapter is getting good reviews for protection and the fact that it has built in speakers. You can also hide the home button so that you can't leave Proloquo2go which Austin often does on the iTouch. Not being able to leave the program will also help Austin be more successful.

Even with the best case we would also get a SquareTrade.com warranty to protect against damage.

Thanks for reading, hopefully donating, and passing along our link to anyone who you think could help Austin.

Monday, March 5, 2012

I hate you all equally!

For my children, I know sometimes you think I love Austin most but I need to tell you that is not true! I love Austin like I loved you as a baby! You all were an open slate with so much potential you also were so vulnerable as all babies are! The difference between you, Ashley, Nickalas, and Emily, is you have had the opportunity to move beyond being a baby, toddler, preschooler, kindergartener, middle schooler, and high schooler, etc!

Austin has only had the opportunity to move passed baby! He is still at 10.5 a toddler! It does not mean I love him or you more, it means I love you are different, it means you all have different needs, each of you have something different that needs Loved! His needs, like those of a toddler will always exceed yours, that does not mean you are loved LESS, it means you are loved different! It means you are loved for you!

I hope some day you understand that! For me and my sisters it has always been my mom's statement that she "hates us all equally". For some that would mean your mom did not love you, but for me it always reminds me she loves me no matter what!

Thanks mom for always reminding me that a moms love is not always equal. It is what is needed!