Paws 4 Gabriel
Our Family's journey conquering Autism
Gabriel as I had stated last time has been having a very rough time not only in school but also at home with being able to control his feelings which usually come out explosively and destructively. Gabriel needs a better outlet in the home on rainy days to be able to express his energy as well and finds a hard time focusing. His appetite is also out of control, just this morning we have had more than 4 meltdowns because he just wants to constantly eat. He has eating almost half a loaf of bread in toast alone before 10 this morning! His High energy level is just burning through those calories constantly. Atm we are waiting to hear back from several in-home therapy places and working with the crisis center
Gabriel has been having a bit of a tough time theses last few months and has been finding it very hard to control his feelings and emotions. He has been experiencing strong repetitive behaviors, especially involving his food and clothes. Often he burst out crying or very angry and defiant, not only is it impacting his family but also his relationship with friends. We hope to schedule a new meeting with his Neuro soon and discuss some of his new and resurfacing behaviours.
Since the New Year we have had many generous anonymous benefactors, because of these donations we are only $4,429.87 away from our goal! Please help us reach the end by sharing our story or donating! Every little bit we receive help us get closer to our goal!
We also will hopefully be having a benefit concert in March or April! Keep your eyes peeled for updates!
This Beautiful 32" LED TV is yours to win on Sept 29th at Winter Island Pavillon! Stop by and try your luck!
Check out this $200 Brinkman grill with side burners, 638 sq. in. Cooking surface and cast iron cooking grates! make sure you come to our event the 29th of September to try your luck at our raffle and this baby could be yours!
Generously donated by The Home Depot!
We will be hosting our first fundraiser for 4 paws this September the 29th! There will be food, games and raffles! It will be fun for the whole family! If you are interested in making a donation or sponsoring our event please email me at Paws4gabe@gmail.com
Recently I was contacted by a group called Polly's place, the woman I spoke with told me a little about them. They are the The Autism Trust and have a social enterprise store where we sell art and products made by people with autism, Asperger's and related conditions.We there're always on the lookout for sales to keep our programmes, clubs and support groups running but also we're looking for more artists and crafts people with autism to display their skills and sell their stuff in the shop Polly's place.
They were kind enough to send me a magnet made by one of these amazing individuals. And it is beautiful. I recommend purchasing their items for any thing like gifts or just yourself!
So we have gotten some new Flyers compliments of Minuteman Press of Beverly! and we will be sending out mailers soon! Gabriel is doing great at school although we are going through a period of "NO!" at the moment and he is having a problem sharing attention and a difficult time at going to birthday parties of class mates. We will be doing a Dough raiser soon at Uno's in Swampscott Ma, and if we raise over $1000 we will make 20% of that! During this time we will also be doing raffles and a 50/50. More to come as we get some more solid dates, we will also be coming out with a jewelery line soon!
We are at $4,375.12! So Exciting! We are only $8,634.88 away from our goal, and YOU can make it happen! 2012 was a bumpy year but we are starting fresh with 2013 and kicking our fundraising into high gear! Gabriel has been making fantastic progress in school and will only need two days for non regression therapy a week during the summer at the rate he is going! We have met so may kind people who have helped us get the the point where we are now but we can't slow down now! We also participated in an Autism Research Study with Boston Children's Hospital, knowing we are helping doctors and family find the answers they need to the ever puzzling question of what the cause and solution of Autism is exhilarating! If you, someone you know or a business would like to help us reach our goal, please don't hesitate to share our site or to contact us a firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanksgiving is on the way! I feel like I have been under a mountain of meetings and paperwork! Gabriel's progression is very good although some behaviours issues has begun to place a damper on his other improvements. He has begun to REALLY bully his brother. His outward aggression is touch and go too. We have begun to handle the aggression by putting him in his room anytime there is even a small amount of aggression. This seem like it may be starting to work!
Mom of two, very active boys. My Husband and I work together everyday facing the new challenges of raising our two boys. Our oldest is a typical 5 year old (is there such a thing?) and Gabriel our 4 year old is anything but Typical. He makes sure to keep us on our toes!