An Unlikely Friendship

BY DAVE SEVICK

The development of friendships is not something we usually see a lot of among the kids at Firefly, or among most kids living with autism, for that matter, which makes this story all the more special. 

It Isn't About Us

By Dave Sevick

Yesterday, I met a remarkable woman whom I am certain I will never forget. She is the mother of a boy living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and like so many parents in similar circumstances, she scheduled a tour to learn more about the programs and services we offer at Firefly, hoping that we might be the answer for her 8-year-old son, Jackson.

Where is Baby Ford?

Firefly Autism is proud to announce that friend and supporter Al Jackson has published a children's book about the Spectrum!

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This book is available for purchase here:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/839812859/where-is-baby-ford-kids-book-encouraging

Congratulations to Al Jackson and check out Where is Baby Ford? A book for kids with encouraging and positive interactions with children on the autism spectrum.

Thanks for sharing, Al!

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