Strides For Autism Team

Team Jackson

Team Captain: Ashley Felder

(Fundraising Goal: Raised $0 of $3000)

I'm Ashley Felder,my 7 year old son is autistic. This is our story: As a first time mom we were overjoyed with the news of a baby boy. Jackson arrived on a Monday afternoon after major complications. As we watched him grow we noticed that he would rather be alone rather than engaging with other children. He wasn't walking or talking by his first birthday so my mother in law mentioned the word autism to me. I brushed it off for about six months thinking my baby was a late bloomer. Then came the time to see a doctor for his opinion. We heard at the time we thought was the most terrifying news ever. "Your son has autism" Since the diagnosis Jackson has made great progress thanks to awesome teachers and lots of therapy! He is currently non verbal and is not potty trained. My husband is the only one employed so it is hard to provide for the basics plus Jacksons needs. Jackson needs a voice and is things to make his everyday life easier. Any support will be greatly appreciated. Thanks and may God bless.

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