Normalizing Autism in Children

One Play Date at a Time

About

The Magnolia Rose Foundation

To give you a little background on how the foundation came about, our daughter, Magnolia Rose was born April 22, 2019. When Magnolia was about 1 ½ year old, my husband and I noticed that Magnolia had not started speaking. In fact, she wasn’t even babbling like most babies do. We immediately arranged for her to see her pediatrician who recommended she receive speech therapy. There were other characteristics that concerned us as well, so we had to seek further evaluations and help from other professionals. The wait in the Baton Rouge area alone for a child to be assessed for developmental differences is 6 months to a year. So, a year later from our initial concern Magnolia was tested and diagnosed with Level 1 Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Most people don’t realize that Autism isn’t a “disability” it’s a “different ability”. Every 1 in 44 children are autistic. The vision of the Magnolia Rose Foundation is to teach inclusion and encourage the acknowledgement of developmental differences. For children of all ages and abilities to connect through play and education. That one-day society will show recognition to all neurodivergent people.

In doing this, we will support other families with autistic children provide a free activity each month for “all” children to give them an opportunity to play together AND learn about each other’s differences. Our mission is to create safe and fun spaces for autistic and neurotypical children to play and learn. To educate parents on inclusion and developmental differences. To establish an environment of growth and understanding of the unique variations in each other.

Magnolia & Esther

The Reason Behind the Play Dates

Bestfriends since the womb! The mission of the The Magnolia Rose Foundation was developed from the friendship and play dates of these little girls. Their mother’s have been best friends since they were 5 & 6 years old and had determined in their minds that they would be best friends as well lol

We could tell that their was something different about Magnolia in how she played and interacted with Esther, but that has never stopped their blossoming friendship. It is our determination that they grow and learn from each other. Differences are beautiful.

Mission

Our mission is to create safe and fun spaces for autistic and neurotypical children to play and learn. To educate parents on inclusion and developmental differences. To establish an environment of growth and understanding of the unique variations in each other

Vision

 Our vision is to teach inclusion and encourage the acknowledgement of developmental differences. For children of all ages and abilities to connect through play and education. That one-day society will show recognition to all neurodivergent people

Core Values

  • NNormalizing Autism in Children and Embracing its Beautiful Differences.
  • NPromoting the acceptance of autistic children in all places of society.
  • NTo play and educate.

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