'One might assume I’m referring to a pot of gold. My rainbow represents Autism Spectrum Disorder; and my child, like so many others, is on the spectrum. Approximately 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. These numbers continue to rise. Families living with ASD face many challenges. Whether emotional or financial; these families are drowning. We can look away. We can throw in a life preserver…or we can jump in to save them. It’s that easy.'
These are words from Christine Frances Poe, from her website, http://www.tikko.ca. I took a roadtrip to meet her and speak with her about how she is raising Autism Awareness and what Tikko is, and in turn she talks about who her son Dorian is through his favorite stuffed polar bear, Tikko(TM). She's an amazing wife, mother, and person. It was a windy April day when we recorded this on location in Milton, Ontario, Canada, at the Everything Family Show, and I hope you all will be blown away by her story. Or rather, Dorian's story. Special mention to Special Books for Special Kids (SBSK on Facebook) creator Chris Ulmer. Change the World.