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An Invitation

But first, an apology. I’m late getting this post up, which is really bad when you’re the co-host! Luckily, Jodi of Magical Mouse Schoolhouse is there to pick up the slack!

Today, I want to take this opportunity to invite you to join me in an amazing fundraiser for kids with autism. I’ll have a booth at the Loud Mommy 12 Days of Christmas: 12 iPads fundraiser! Loud Mommy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose goal is to give iPads to children with severe autism who couldn’t otherwise afford one. These devices give non-verbal children the ability to communicate with their parents, teachers, and other caregivers.

I write a lot about autism and how it affects my boys. We’re lucky – our kids are all verbal. They can speak, although sometimes it’s a struggle. Other kids are completely non-verbal. At best, they try to communicate in gestures, then get frustrated and scream when their parents don’t understand. It’s a bad cycle for everyone. The communications apps on the iPad allow these kids to communicate within their comfort zone, while giving the parents a chance at understanding.

For non-verbal kids, the iPad is more than a toy - it's a way to communicate.

The 12 Days of Christmas: 12 iPads Holiday Fundraiser is a craft and vendor fair held at the Shore Acres Clubhouse in Chillicothe, Illinois. Doors open at 10am, and we’ll be going strong until 4pm. We’ll have Christmas music, food, and I’ve even heard rumors of a visit from Santa Claus between 1-3pm! Be sure to check out the silent auction and stop by our booth for your chance to win a 2-night getaway to your choice of over 20 destinations (including Florida, Hawaii, and Mexico!)

If you’d like more information about the craft and vendor fair, or if you can make it this Saturday, please leave me a comment! I’d love to put some faces to the names of my readers.