Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Introducing HappyChucks... an Autism support blog

Today I'd like to introduce a new addition to the blogiverse:

for families navigating the Autism waters.

This is a project I've been thinking about ever since I started writing real estate articles, and over the last month or two I've been able (with considerable help) to make it a reality.

We've been fortunate to have met some fantastic people – teachers, therapists, doctors, and other families alike – and now have the platform built to help others. I'm looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experiences with other families. It doesn't matter if they're newly diagnosed or if they've been working on it for years, we can all learn more.

Autism is a disease whose cause and cure still remain unexplained. It affects all people equally, with no discrimination toward race, religion, nationality, job description, or income level. And once affected, it will change most families' lives forever – every aspect of it. Today autism is being diagnosed in 1 out of every 150 children.. odds are you either know somebody personally, or you will soon, who is affected by it.

Please take a look at Bookmark it so you'll know where it is. Then share it with anyone you know who might want to read it.

PS - I'd love to hear any feedback you have about the site design/functionality, or anything else..

Thank you for helping to spread the word,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] happychucks, autism, Fletcher Heights [/tags]