Heather Wade is a mom of two wonderful boys, Kasey and Aidan, and has been coming to our jumps for a while now! Her son Aidan has an amazingly kind heart to match his brother's adorable smile and wonderful personality. We asked Heather to write a blog post about her sons experience with Buddies as well as her own! Thanks Heather! (:
Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I have 2 boys Aidan and Kasey. Kasey has Autism, some developmental learning disabilities, and some problems with ADHD. I had a friend tell me about this group called Autism Buddies, and decided to contact them and find out more. I liked what I heard! I decided to let Kasey try, I got in contact with Taylor and she got us started. It's been nothing shy of amazing, for Kasey. I have had the opportunity to to bring him to many of the jumps and he loves it! The way I see him interact with his buddies actually has brought tears to my eyes, he doesn't always interact with others like that. He is free when he is there......no one to judge him, he just gets to be Kasey. Now on to Aidan this has just as much of a great experience for him, because he gets to be a buddy to another child. I think that it has helped Aidan open his mind to how special his very own brother is. Autism Buddies also has given us the opportunity to take the boys kayaking, yes kayaking and it was AWESOME! The boys loved it more then I ever could have imagined. Last but not least I like to say the volunteers are second to none, some words that come to mind are kind, caring, and genuine just to name a few! I also feel like I have made some new friends myself and everyone could use some of those. So in short my family loves Autism Buddies our new friends for life!