Seeking help to find an overnight facility!
Dear Friends, August 27, 2007
I am so excited to let you all know that I will be holding the first ever Rawtism Retreat, September 26 - 28, 2008 for children and families impacted by autism. This retreat is designed to offer support and to help unlock each childís individual potential.
I am writing to you to ask for your help in finding a retreat location. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or resources to help secure the perfect home for this retreat and future Rawtism events. It must be fun, family-friendly, and have overnight facilities and good kitchen space.
This retreat is an amazing opportunity for children and families. I have a son with autism. It has not always been an easy road. I have researched more than most graduate students at this point. I know that there is a strong correlation between diet and behavior for these children. I also know that these parents seem to NEVER catch a break. I want the Rawtism Retreats and Events to be that break for these parents. But in doing so, I also want to educate others that there is a better way to treat autism. A gluten-free, casein-free diet helps; a raw and living foods diet can explode the potential for these children. I do not think these kids are here by accident. I think they are here for us to learn. I just want to help parents unlock their childís individual potential and understand the healing power of a raw and living foods program.
I am looking for an overnight facility. If any of you have ideas for the location, please contact me at email@example.com, or call (770) 344-9689. Thank you all so much for your assistance with this! I look forward to hearing from you!
Sunshine - that is wonderful. You'll find just the right place, I just know it. I feel it! Good luck!
(((hugs))) for all you do - you RAWK girl!!!
Thanks Lucy! You're pretty snazzy yourself ya know!
Bumping up! You mean to tell me, with all of you wonderful rawbies on here, that none of ya'll can think of a suitable facility? This is for such a wonderful cause. So please, if you think of ANYWHERE, let me know!
What part of the country are you hoping to hold this? How many people do you anticipate attending? Do you have a ballpark budget or do you need a donated facility? Maybe with more info, you will get just what you are seeking. What a great thing to plan and implement--my best wishes to you.
Nothing cooked tastes as good as raw feels...Author: SedonaSun
LGJ has joined the fellowship of the fasters as Lady Inslet
Kathy - Right now, I am just researching the locations. Cheaper would be better, to help keep the costs down. However, right now I'm open to anything. That's why I need to find the location. So that we will know how big/small it can be and how the prices and such will be. Conveniently located near an airport is good! Local to me (Georgia) would be great, but it doesn't have to be. I'm flexible like that!;)
Shine 72, I think you are totally right! I think many cases of child behavioral issues is about environment and what you put in your child's mouth!
My son is a normal kid but he used to be really "hyper" distracted easily, never listen and it was very exhausting. I found it more so with him than any of the children he played with. He isn't autistic but even children who are ADD or ADHD, some parents are very quick to medicate their child and I am always "Eeeep!" Because in my heart I know that even 15% of the issue can be corrected in most cases with a better diet. So that is what I did with my son and he is 50% better and 50% a normal rambunctious child. He eats more fruits and vegetables than he has ever in his entire life! He eats little sugar and I avoid giving him anything stimulating such as chocolate ( He is not 100% raw )
I think your program is wonderful. It's hard to feed your child healthy food because kids are picky and making food from scratch isn't convent but a child deserves it.
Trinity - My oldest was undiagnosed ADHD, but "had" it nonetheless. Guess what, he is 100% raw and FINE now! No symptoms! Just your average, yet brilliant kid! Thanks for posting! I'm so glad what you're doing is working for you kid!
Raw Food Talk is a friendly forum brought to you by Alissa Cohen. You can find various living & raw food diet
merchandise such as her new book or CD on her website at www.alissacohen.com
. The Raw Food Talk forum is a great place to meet friends, share raw recipes, find advice and more. The forum is broken into different categories. The "Raw & Living Foods Discussion"
is for general chat about the raw diet. The Recipes and Food Preparation
is where you can discuss and exchange vegan recipes, vegetarian recipes, & other raw recipes. "Exercise and Fitness While Raw"
is for advice, tips, training and more while you are on a raw diet. "Juicing, Sprouting, and Organic Gardening"
is for discussion related to juicing & juicers, sprouting, organic gardening & wild edible foods. "Raw Events and Classifieds"
is for posting events, products, and advertisements. These are just some of the different topics you will find being discussed in the Raw Food Talk forum. Come on in and meet some new friends.