Roses for Autism

Roses for Autism employs teenagers and young adults with autism. Roses for Autism ships roses and other flowers nation-wide.

Don’t have your act together for Valentine’s Day? Thanks to Roses for Autism RFA, you can buy freshly-cut, fragrant Connecticut-grown Pinchbeck roses – if you order quickly.

Yes, these are the same famous Pinchbecks, grown under glass in Guilford since 1929, once sought after by hotels in New York and Boston for their heady fragrance and full blooms.

After the Pinchbeck family decided it could no longer run the business in 2008, Ability Beyond Disability, a nonprofit organization based in Bethel, set up RFA through its Growing Possibilities arm. The rose growing, wholesale and retail operation not only keeps a Connecticut tradition and agricultural production going, it provides life training and career opportunities for adults who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

via The Day – Roses for Autism to the Rescue | News from southeastern Connecticut.

Mother’s Day: Autistic 12-year-old interviews his mom

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Here is a touching video featuring a wonderful mom and a wonderful son with Asperger’s. Do yourself a favor and watch it. And Happy (early) Mother’s Day!! (If you get to buy yourself or your mom a present, this StoryCorps book looks awesome.)

In Dave Isay’s new book, “MOM,” he collects the best pieces of mom-related stories from StoryCorps. Over six years, the organization put up booths where normal people could interview each other about anything they wanted. This one, just animated by StoryCorps, is a twelve-year-old autistic boy interviewing his mom about what it’s like to raise him.

via Mother’s Day: Autistic 12-Year-Old Interviews His Mom About What It’s Like To Raise Him (VIDEO).