Over the last several months, I have thought and prayed and worried about this subject. Danny's biggest difficulty is in interacting with other kids and making friends, a difficulty that is only getting tougher the older he gets.
After writing a post for Hartley's Life with 3 Boys about LEGOs, I started thinking about how cool it would be for Danny if I started a LEGO social skills club. He is absolutely obsessed with those blocks, so why not use that to our advantage?
Shortly after this thought occurred to me, a friend forwarded me a website for the Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health, a center that just so happens to have started a LEGO social skills group, based on lots of research.
After contacting them, I discovered that though they are in New Jersey, they could provide me with training and certification through DVDs and the internet. The only catch? It would cost me close to $1,000.
I decided to forget the training and set up my own club, but my husband came up with an even better idea. He knew that through the Pepsi Refresh program, I could apply for a grant. I had only 24 hours before the application deadline, and we made it.
So, now starting on May 1st, I just need to convince every person I know and every person they know to vote for my project throughout the month of May.
Here's where you can help! I set up a facebook page for my LEGO club and would so appreciate it if you would like it. I will be sending out reminders and instructions on how to vote through that page. And if you're not on FB, never fear, I'll be posting information on my blog.
I don't want to inundate you, but I would be forever grateful for your help in this matter. I feel very strongly that this club will help not just Danny, but the other kids who will be involved, in ways that could potentially change their lives!