Meet Holden's Family
My name is Shea Capps Brooks, and I am writing in support of the North Carolina autism insurance bill. I am intimately aware of the importance of this legislation, as I am the mother of a child with autism. His name is Holden, and he is an active, adorable, three-year-old. Holden loves to run, climb, and play outside and in water. He is currently non-verbal and experiences a great deal of frustration stemming from his inability to communicate his wants and needs. He loves to explore new places, loves live music and marching bands, and enjoys outdoor festivals, but has to be closely monitored in social settings as his frustration can sometimes lead him to scratch or bite.My son is perfect in every way, and I am proud to call him a mama's boy. I am his best friend, his confidant, his biggest advocate and his greatest fan. My heart aches to provide him with the tools he needs to communicate and to ease the frustration that he encounters as he strives to perform daily tasks, tasks that come so easily for the rest of us that we take them for granted.
- See more at: http://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2014/07/06/road-autism-insurance-reform-%E2%80%93-nc-stories-%E2%80%93-brooks?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AutismSpeaksBlog+%28Autism+Speaks+%7C+Official+Blog%29#sthash.zML8Bs95.dpuf