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Mission:
Our purpose is to provide financial assistance and other resources to children with Autism and Epilepsy who live in a single parent household and have a great financial need.

Our Goal:
is to raise funds through various events and initiatives in order to bring awareness to our cause so that we may efficiently and consistently meet the needs of our community.

 

 

PERSAVERANCE

BELIEF

VISION

 

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WE STAND FOR A CURE

 

Family Needs:
We will help assist with some daily needs, such as the following through various partnerships and alliances:

  • Groceries
  • Transportation (gas, bus, train expenses)
  • Childcare
  • Medical supplies, equipment and assistive devices
  • Sibling support through our Siblings with a Caring Heart Initiative
Each year we will choose one family to award a financial donation of a minimum of $500 in honor of Warren Chrismas. The requirements are the following: Autism, Epilepsy, age range of 9 to 19, financial need, loves to read and learn.

Support Group for Siblings
Siblings experience the feeling of loneliness and a sense of protectiveness to guard their brother/sister from cruel insensitive comments of others, adults and children alike, who lack understanding and compassion. They, also, feel that they must be careful not to cause additional burdens on the parent. Next, the burden of needing to be mature enough to help “look out” for their sibling with special needs can be quite overwhelming.

Our foundation seeks to provide a forum and support group where siblings can talk to other children in similar family dynamics.

 

 

About us

Siblings and Friends

Statistics of children with Autism in a Single Parent Household. According to the Annie E Casey Foundation the likelihood that black children with Autism will grow up in a single parent household is 66%.

The impact of a single parent home on the life of a child with autism is huge. These children are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources needed to make the household as comfortable as possible. This includes, but not limited to, neighborhood activities, safe living, adequate nutrition and medical supplies.

Take these issues and add to them additional health issues, such as seizure disorders, and life for a child and family within the single parent household with limited income becomes too great to put into words, which is why support organizations are vital.

It is important that despite financial status, these families receive money and resources to assist with items such as groceries, child care, safe playgrounds, necessary medical supplies and assistive devices and many more items that help make life easier for the parent and child.

Warren Chrismas Foundation will utilize community partnerships to bring to these families the experience of seeing much of their needs met. Also, each year a student with Autism who may have a seizure disorder, and loves learning. Also, the student is one living in a single parent household with a financial need. He/she will be selected to receive $500 in honor of the founder’s son Warren. As funds increase, other determined financial awards will be dispersed to select students each year.

Warren Chrismas Foundation
630 New Hope Road
Suite 11-5-10
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Tel: 678-541-8143

THE WARREN CHRISMAS STORY

Warren Chrismas was so loving, and filled with smiles and laughter. He was diagnosed with Autism at 3 years old, but shortly after his MMR vaccine around 15 months old, he began losing his language, losing the social skills he had begun developing, and he had his first seizure. This journey would send our family down a road of challenges and heartache we didn’t see coming as we were in and out of hospitals, seeking various therapies and advocating for the best education for him. Warren’s challenges, including being nonverbal didn’t keep him from expressing his feelings of joy and love for nature, music, food and books! His strength was amazing and he was always surrounded by his 4 sisters who always sought to protect him, as well as hug him after a seizure.

Sadly, we lost him on November 29, 2010, a few days after Thanks Giving Holiday. He had a seizure in his sleep and didn’t awake. Our Foundation’s mission is to honor his legacy by giving to families of children with Autism and Epilepsy who have a financial need or need an emotional break for a few hours. We are here! Take these issues and add to them additional health issues, such as seizure disorders, and life for a child and family within the single parent household with limited income becomes too great to put into words, which is why support organizations are vital.