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Our friend Jimmie is a loving father of 2 school-age sweetie pies!
In Jimmie's aha moment, he shares his desire to raise his children with wisdom, understanding and mostly love.
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We are the Cosse' Family and we encourage you to vote for the Smith family. Both families are raising a child on the Autism Spectrum. Autism is considered a developmental disability and a neurological condition which affects communication, socialization and behavior in the lives of those touched by this diagnostic group. (CDC.gov)
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Let us share about why you should VOTE for Jimmie_Baton Rouge,LA- AHA MOMENT.
Jimmie is a great dad of 2 wonderful kids. Jimmie is a good friend, as well. Jimmie is a committed advocate. Jimmie's dedication to independence, integration, inclusion, self-determination. Sharing a moment with Jimmie is life changing as I have seen him across Louisiana attending Parent and Special Needs workshops, disabilities trainings, advocacy rallies, nonprofit open houses and fellowships!
Although Jimmie and I have only been acquainted for 10 months, it seems that we have known each other for at least 5 years. Jimmie is 1 of 2 males in our 6 months leadership training with Partners in Policymaking 2010 Class. PIP is an initiative of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council. During our 6 months of leadership training, 23 women 'actually listened' -in silence- as our 'E.F.Hutton' of disabilities Dad', shared insightful tips, humor and challenges of being a Parent raising 2 wonderful school age kids. Comparatively, Jimmie was not modest about asking for our advice and revealing his passion for educating and recreating with his family and ours. We were especially appreciative that Jimmie considered a component of his graduation project would be to personally speak with each of hour husbands(male-factors) in an effort to offer a males-perspective of understanding, compassion and hopes of caring for a loved one with a developmental disability.
True to his word, Jimmie implemented his promise during our June Graduation from Partners in Policymaking(PIP-LADDC). The leader that he is, Jimmie volunteered to give a presentation during our ceremonies. We were amazed, yet again, as the lights were dimmed and the dvd began to play! Jimmie had made a personal dvd with soothing background music! Just the mood we need as we welcomed self-advocate Craig Blackburn, our Speaker - also a PIP Graduate.
Likewise, having not met or talked on the phone to some of our mates, he boldly approached them with extended hand and a welcoming smile. With the same smile Jimmie is displaying in his aha moment video – that graduation day, Jimmie imparted home, understanding and compassion as he confidentially shared with as many as time would permit.
Voting for Jimmie Smith, Jr. helps raise awareness for individuals with disabilities, especially our kids. Voting closes on Sunday, October 31st!
Some of us may have already voted for Jimmie's Aha Moment a few months ago. Now, Jimmie needs our VOTES again and others’ VOTES to make it to the top 10!!
CAST YOUR VOTE FOR JIMMIE TODAY! Copy this link into your browser: : http://www.ahamoment.com/pg/voting?momentSeed=1288371749. If this link is inoperable, simply go to Aha Moment (Mutual of Omaha) at http://www.ahamoment.com. Jimmie Smith Jr. has his family story listed as "Just the way he is.” which is an except for his original ‘Not hopeless." There you will see his engaging smile with his name as 'Jimmie_Baton Rouge'.
Thus, in honor of making it this far in the Aha Moment - and being an awesome friend - we are dedicating our family blog to the remaining 3 voting days to Jimmie and his wonderful family. 'Enjoying the Hi-5s of Autism - A Family Experience' is honored to share Jimmie Smith, Jr.'s Aha Moment. We will post announcements to VOTE FOR JIMMIE'S AHA MOMENT on Google, Facebook and Twitter.
Please join us in spreading the word in your special way and remember to VOTE FOR Jimmie_BatonRouge ‘Just the way he is.’ aha moment!
The Cosse' Family
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