Written by: Sabrena Bishop
On June 11,2018, Madison and I made our way to Key Biscayne. Oh we wish it was for the beach, but it was to meet members of Act4Me Nonprofit Organization. We learned about Act4Me from Mark Thompson from the Special Olympics. Act4Me provides access to therapy for children with disabilities. Therapy can be a huge expense on families, the thought of having to spend over $30, 000 a year on therapy can easily create a financial burden on families.
After a quick interview with Madison, I began to ask questions about the different types of therapy Act4Me provides. Shortly after I introduced my book, “I May Not Be Like You, But We Could Be Friends”. and explained how my notes became a published book before my daughter was diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, and speech delay.
Marth Poulat, the Vice President began reading my book with tears in her eyes. I was happy to leave a copy to the organization knowing they are a big impact with families whom are struggling with children with disabilities/special needs. Ivette Chaustre-Fernandez, the Director and Speech Pathologist, was moved by the empathy throughout the book. Milly Alfaro, the assistant director, also wanted a copy of “Elijah and His Invisible Friend”.