Hip Hop 4 Autism

As an young aspiring journalist I have attended events to further my knowledge on being aware of what the younger generation coming up is struggling with.A very important topic such as Autism awareness was touched upon at a recent event called “Hip Hop 4 Autism” I had the pleasure of attending. Founders Jade Slater and Diamon Black decided to start an non-profit organization which was inspired by their son King who was diagnosed with Autism a year in a half ago. For those who are unaware of what it is well Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Both had organized an walk for Autism event this past Sunday.An event that was a great turn out.They wanted to create an organization where people know that the money donated would directly be contributed to helping the Autism community. Jade mentioned how when they first found out their child was battling with Autism they were lost with nothing available in the community. There were no play groups, mentors or lines of communication.She speaks on how she  wanted that to change by giving access to everyone afraid to talk about such a disorder.Instead of letting this get their spirits down they began to do research on what they could do for their son and other children with Autism.They wanted to let those in their community know that their not alone so they thought through music who not reach the younger generation.They made it their mission to make it something cool to be a part.With a vision and knowledge they started such a project to educate and recognize the signs and what to do when they find out.This was something that was not very much talk about so they knew it was their time to step up and become the Voices parents and children needed to hear.They have made it a priority to stay on top of this matter.With strong minds and even stronger voices they will no longer keep quiet and will make sure their journey will not be in vain. ” We will make noise for those without a voice”.

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