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Autism & Special Olympics - Always An Adventure!

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Brewer Brothers Ready for Action
For the past 15 years, the Brewer family has been coping with both of their sons being diagnosed with autism. At times it is very difficult to find programs that encourage them to venture outside of their comfort zones due to their limitations. All boundaries for these two boys have been destroyed since we discovered Special Olympics in Volusia County, FL. They have participated in soccer, track, surfing, and paddle boarding. I have seen their confidence and self-esteem grow with each accomplishment. The coaches and volunteers work with them beautifully while maintaining the continuity of the sport they are participating in. They both qualified to compete in Cocoa Beach this year and had a fantastic time. Special Olympics has helped draw our family closer as we became cheerleaders for AJ and Jimmy at every event. We look forward to 2015 and all of the new adventures that await us as we continue to participate with Special Olympics and reach higher than before.

About Me:

I am the mom of two teenagers with Autism and other neurological disorders. I teach special needs students at Monarch Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida. We are actively involved with autism programs in central Florida. Some days it feels like we might not make it through, but our motto is that "Every Day is an Adventure" and we work hard to make the most out of each challenge and continue to push the limits of what we can accomplish.