I have two children and my son Mickey has Down Syndrome.
Why I advocate:
I want my son to have the same chances as my daughter. I want the basics for my both children, for them to be happy, be good citizens, be productive, and reach their full potential.
Freedom is the choice to make your own choice, which would be where do you want to live, who do you want to live with, what kind of job do you want to have, how to you want to get there and things like that.
A Chicago-area mother started a play center for her daughter and friends who have autism. Her goal is to expand so other children with autism can have a safe environment to be themselves.
A colorful "Happy birthday to you" sign hangs on the wall at 1423 Valle Vista, but there are no celebrants wishing the birthday boy well.
Calumet City police had been called to subdue Stephon Watts 10 times in less than two years, using Tasers at least once on the 15-year-old with Aspberger's syndrome.