My brother Stephen who has Autism at the Queen’s Special Olympics many years ago.
It used to be held at St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens.
No more. Those opportunities are long gone. Stephen Loved earning his Medals. He was proud of his medals and would wear them for several days in a row.
What happened you might ask? Budget cuts are what happened. Loss of funding means loss of opportunities for those who have Autism or other developmental disabilities. However through your donations you have the Power to change this picture for Stephen and others like him.
Those of you who have been following my Blog Posts over several years know about my Autism Activism and Dedication to the cause. I have spent months calling politicians, Elected officials, Community Leaders, etc….
Along with representatives from Queens Centers for Progress which is Stephen Group Home we have been up to Albany to meet with lawmakers. I’ve protested, Marched and demonstrated in the freezing cold to get funding returned to those who need it the most.
My brother Stephen has and always is my #1 priority. I put him before all my Needs, Dreams, wants, desires and wishes. That will never change. My Life is totally devoted to advocating not just for Stephen but for every disabled person in my Community.