Celebrating Autism SIBLINGS … Your Invitation from Jennifer Butler Modaff : Guest Post

Celebrating Autism SIBLINGS … Your Invitation from Jennifer Butler Modaff : Guest Post

When my son Caden was diagnosed with autism a little past his 2nd birthday in 2008, I knew very little about the spectrum. My research and our daily experiences quickly revealed the misconceptions that exist about autism and individuals on the spectrum. As a result we decided to create an awareness campaign focused on increasing awareness one picture at a time. You can find Caden’s Autism Heroes here.

Cadens Autism Heros

Cadens Autism Heros

At Caden’s Autism Heroes we feature individuals with ASDs. We never include locations or last names for safety reasons but we welcome pictures and stories—anything individuals or their families which to share with us. In November we are doing something a little different—we want to turn the spotlight to the often unsung heroes in the daily life of autism—SIBLINGS! If you would like to feature your children or know individuals who would like to share—please contact me on facebook (Jennifer Butler Modaff) or by email @butlermodaff.gmail.com. We’d love to have you stop by Caden’s Autism Heroes and maybe share your story with us!

If you are interested in learning more about Caden and our life with autism and our fabulous autism service dog Elf, please check out my blog at cadenstale.blogspot.com or you can follow me on twitter @butlermodaff.

Well, I think Jennifer said it all.  I love her concepts and hope to add J’s siblings to Caden’s Heros sometime soon…after all, they should be celebrated too.  What do you think?

By | 2011-11-23T02:25:04+00:00 November 23rd, 2011|Categories: Autism / Asperger’s, Family, Parenting, Siblings|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

About the Author:

Gina St. Aubin

Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate.


  1. Accidental Expert November 23, 2011 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    This is a great idea. Thanks for passing it on.

    • Gina
      Gina December 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Hope you join in!

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