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by Michelle and John Riggs, parents of Laura, the Mr. Ike Miracle Child It takes a village to raise a child. Little did I know how true this proverb would be to our family. When Laura was little, we lived in … Continue reading
My son Luis has been coming to Children’s Village for nearly nine years. He was nonverbal upon entering this facility. In fact, the only two words he knew were “Ma” and “Pa”. Soon, Luis was diagnosed with autism. Children’s Village … Continue reading
This is a cross-post from Autism Speaks. The poem was submitted by Dorothy P. Hopkins. Her granddaughter wrote this poem about her brother with autism. Although he can’t speak I know his emotions He’s frustrated, why can’t we understand … Continue reading
An estimated 700 children in Yakima are on the Autism Spectrum with more diagnosed every year. That’s 700 children with significant health and developmental needs. That’s 700 families needing resources, wisdom, expertise and support. Twelve years ago when Children’s Village … Continue reading