At age 9, Autumn had outgrown other beds. Diagnosed with Angelman’s Syndrome, sleep was a real challenge. She was also prone to wandering, seizures, and behavior issues that made most of the typical bedding options on the market a real challenge.The solution from Medicaid: “just put a mattress on the floor.” Enter Anthony Paulis, who has been involved with Autumn for 6 years, Anthony, realized that this just wouldn’t work for Autumn when he saw The Safety Sleeper® from Abram’s Nation, he knew he had the solution. But he also had another problem: how to get Medicaid to step up and pay for the bed.
Now introducing the Dostal family! Meet Tabitha, Jason, Lillian, Jaylyn, Robby, Madalyn, and William, who is diagnosed with Smith Magenis Syndrome. The Dostal family teaches us that a life of travel and fun is possible even with a special needs diagnosis. Learn more about their family travels here.
Meet Michelle and Noah. "Noah has Angelman Syndrome, Epilepsy, and Autism, as well as several other diagnoses. Angelman Syndrome affects the sleep patterns, some can go days without sleep, which can get exhausting! In addition to this, Noah has amazed us by also taking his first unassisted steps earlier in 2020 and he's kept us all on our toes since."
Meet Sayoko, Jack, and Charlee! Every month, we are proud to highlight our families who shine a special light on our community. Jack and Charlee are best friends, and in this blog you can learn more about the power, strength, and friendship dogs can offer in your home!