Superheroes Support Lansdowne Children’s Centre and Autism Speaks Canada
Team Timothy presented a celebration of our local Superheroes on Saturday, April 23, 2016, noon-5pm at theBellview Community Hall, 55 Tom St., Brantford, ON.
For only $5, there were several distractions on hand to amuse the kiddies such as special guests from the reptile zoo, a balloon artist, several tables full of raffle prizes, free pizza, cotton candy, superhero cupcakes, face painting, games and more.
Organizer Trish Klein says she was very pleased with the response to the Superheroes event. There were approximately 150 people who dropped by for the afternoon. She says there were no shortage of volunteers to help with the event.
“Our volunteers are awesome,” says Klein.
Proceeds of the event will be split between Lansdowne Children’s Centre in Brantford ON, and Autism Speaks Canada.
“The Lansdowne Children’s Centre has been so helpful and supportive with their services, it feels good to give back,” says Klein.
Klein’s son Timothy was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was two years old. Through years of intensive therapies, he has gained the ability to speak and has made significant progress. At 7 years old, he still has a long way to go to catch up to his peers.
Timothy is just one of every 68 children who struggle with autism spectrum disorders in Canada.
Klein pens the blog Book of Timothy and has had great success sharing her message of awareness and love and acceptance of differences both on her blog and in her Special Needs Support Group, started in 2015 for local parents.
She is hoping to help fund valuable research and programs to help kids like Timothy and their families. This is her third year organizing such an event with great success.
“Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings for our own superheroes,” she says.
To learn more about the Book of Timothy, please visit: http://thebookoftimothy.blogspot.ca/
Submitted by: Sandra L. Anderson
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