emma's letter 2021

They say a picture paints a thousand words. If this is true, I would like to paint a picture so you see how I feel inside. I love to paint and have been told I’m very artistic, I just can’t communicate very well. My name is Emma June, I am now 17 years old and I was diagnosed with autism when I was 2 years old.  If it weren’t for a loving and supportive family, I am not sure what my world would be like.  I attend North Paulding High School with many other autistic children and I see the vast differences between me and them.  Some talk better than me, some don’t talk at all.

I am not sure why these differences exist, but I feel blessed to be where I am.  I go to different therapies every week; Speech, ABA and Occupational Therapy; sometimes more than once per week.  Thankfully, my parents are able to afford all of this extra work I get, but I am pretty sure not all the kids in my school or in the elementary schools in North Georgia, are getting this level of treatment.

 

That’s why it is so important that Emma’s Emmbassadors is around. They provide funding for other kids who have autism to get the therapy that they need or help them get government funding or help the schools in the area have better resources for the kids in their enrollment.

 

Thanks to the continued generosity of our Emmbassadors, we were able to give $300,000.00 to families and children in North Georgia who need help to get therapy and treatment for their autism. Things are getting better for all of them, but there are more kids to help.  Please do what you can to help us help them!