Wishes: Autism

Date Granted:
August 8, 2012
Location:
Lykens, Pennsylvania

Ashley is a 15 year old with a tested age of an 8 year old. Her family consist of 4 sister and a single mom trying to raise them all. The Apple iPad is known for it's apps that help improve the communication skills of children living with Autism. Thanks to the Wish Ambassador Schana for contacting the Conover Company who granted this wish.

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Date Granted:
April 28, 2012
Location:
Absecon, New Jersey

An autistic 15 year old loves music. His grandparents wished for him to see the Transiberian Orchestra when it came to Atlantic City in May. However just for the furthest seats, tickets were $75 a piece. The 15 year old has four other siblings and his father cannot afford to pay for each ticket. Our foundation helped get the family to the orchestra during our Be a Hero cycling event. We know the 15 year old was very excited to attend this event and were happy to have granted another family's wish.

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Date Granted:
April 28, 2012
Location:
Morrow, Georgia

Jamie is a stay at home mom with a 2 year old Autistic child and a 4 year old. Her family had been in the process of applying for social security but until they were approved, they were struggling to provide everything that was recommended by her 2 year old's therapist. She wished for money to buy things, like the chew toys, the weighted vest, a "sensory" table, wooden puzzles, etc, or for someone to even to send her those items.

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Date Granted:
April 28, 2012
Location:
Basking Ridge, New Jersey

Dara and her husband are the proud parents of five children ranging in ages 9-17. Two of their children have special needs. Their son Jaxson is a 13 year old autistic child. He is kind, loving, and a very hard worker when it comes to school and his daily living skills. Dara wished for a computer for Jaxson because that is where he finds most of his personal joy. Her and her husband are experiencing extreme financial hardship and cannot afford to buy him a new computer. His current computer was not usable and as a result it caused Jaxon extreme stress.

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Date Granted:
March 3, 2011
Location:
Albany, Oregon

Technology is always changing, and one benefit of technology changing is that it can further help you do things that you weren't able to do in the past. With technology, this family feels that it can play a major role on behalf of their 4-year-old autistic son. With a father bedridden due to complications from major abdominal surgery and bowel resection to remove a large-sized tumor it is hard for him to interact and play with his son the way he would like to.

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Date Granted:
June 7, 2011
Location:
Winter Haven, Florida

A little girl with Autism was limited only by lack of technology. She needed a computer in order to fully thrive like her therapists knew she was able to do. Her mother had said:

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Date Granted:
January 19, 2011
Location:
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Misti is a mother of a son with Autism who, like most young boys, enjoys jumping and climbing on things. As a recommendation from her son's therapist to help channel his sensory needs, Misti was in the market for a trampoline with a bar for him to hold onto. Misti turned to Wish Upon A Hero in search for someone willing to make a generous donation towards her wish, whether it be a monetary donation or a slightly used trampoline. Within two weeks, Wish Upon A Hero Foundation granted their wish and Misti and her son received a brand new trampoline.

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Date Granted:
March 23, 2011
Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

With the United States military men and women serving our country overseas, many citizens feel that the least they could do would be to send supplies to help our troops feel more comfortable while they're away from home. One class at a non-profit school in Pittsburgh, PA felt this need to contribute back to our troops as well. Holly, a teacher for children with autism and Wish Upon A Hero member since 2009, took the challenge head-on as she and her students gathered everything from toiletries to beef jerky to send to their soldier pen pal stationed at Camp Victory.

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Date Granted:
September 9, 2011
Location:
Boyce, Virginia

Justin is a 2 year old boy who suffers with Autism. He wasn't talk at all yet, he doesnt like to go places. Most of the time he holds his hands over his ears and makes noises. The  application Proloqui2Go for the Apple iPad is an amazing tool for Autistic children. It provides a visual communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. But many parents can not afford the cost of the program and the iPad. Justin's dad is a retired Master Sargent from the Air Force who is currently unemployed.

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