Being a mom has it own challenges. When you have a child with special needs that takes parenting to a whole new emotional, spiritual and financial level. I know, my son has autism.
With these challenges I find joy in the little things in life – the small victories are more precious than you can imagine or know without having a child who is autistic. In celebration of all children, especially those with autism, we are running a BOGO Half Off on five of your hairstyling and body butter favs...
Buy 1 Get 1 Half Off, April 23rd-25th (NO CODE NEEDED!!🙌🏽 )
A PERCENTAGE OF ALL ONLINE SALES FOR THIS MONTH WILL BE GIVEN TO A SINGLE MOM OF A CHILD WITH AUTISM. Here's why...I've gathered 8 facts about Autism that I gathered from AutismSpeaks.org:
- 1 in 54 children in the US are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (2020 CDC)
- Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls
- Autism affects all ethnic and socioeconomic groups with minority groups diagnosed later and less often.
- Early intervention affords the best opportunity to support healthy development and deliver benefits across the lifespan.
- There is no medical detection for autism.
- Autism is NOT a mental or emotional illness
- On average, autism costs an estimated $60,000 a year through childhood, with the bulk of the costs in special services and lost wages related to increased demands on one or both parents. Costs increase with the occurrence of intellectual disability.
- Mothers of children with ASD, who tend to serve as the child’s case manager and advocate, are less likely to work outside the home. On average, they work fewer hours per week and earn 56 percent less than mothers of children with no health limitations and 35 percent less than mothers of children with other disabilities or disorders.