As many of you know, the month of April is Autism Awareness Month.
To honor this month, raise awareness, and give something back to a
program that has really helped my son Jimmy tremendously the past
several years, I am hosting a fundraiser at Noodles & Company to
benefit the Matthew's Center for Visual Learning and their in-home
program on April 28th. 25% of the sales from the hours of 5 - 9 pm
from supporters will go to support the in-home therapy program, going
directly into supplies to assist and benefit the students and their
therapist . The therapists who have worked with Jimmy are a huge part
of the reason he has come as far as he has. The strides he has made
in so many of his daily life skills, from everything from toileting to
eating a wider variety of foods to being able to do the basic things
that many people take for granted like going to the store or a
restaurant, have come from the hard work of his in-home therapists.
Their work has made a profound impact on not just the quality of
Jimmy's life, but ours as a family as well.
Noodles & Company is located on 9646 Liberia Avenue and the store's
phone number is 703 393 9998.
We'd love to have you come to the event, but I also I would love if
you would let your friends and colleagues know. Feel free to forward
on this information to as many people as you can. I will be around most of
the evening and I'm sure the boys will put in an appearance as well.
Staff from Matthew's Center will be around as well to tell you more
about their programs and autism in general. If you have any questions
about the event, feel free to ask. I hope to see you there