According to Phil and Amy Parham, stars of season six of The Biggest Loser, stress and pain over their son's struggle with autism helped make them overweight as they turned to food for comfort.
Life changed dramatically for the overweight couple when they were selected to compete on the weight loss reality show. As a result, they lost a combined total of 256 pounds. Through an interesting twist, being on the show also helped them find hope and help for their autistic son, Rhett, at LearningRx.
The DFW LearningRx Centers have invited Phil and Amy to speak at a Community Wide Autism Resources Forum.
You ™ll not only get to hear Phil and Amy's inspiring story, you ™ll also learn about many local and national resources available to individuals and families impacted by autism. Participating organizations are: Autism Speaks, Connections Kids, Life Planning for Families of Special Needs, Calming Hugs, Monkey Mouths, Greater Tots, ABA Academy, Kotsanis Institute, North Texas SNAP, Therapy 2000, Rocky Top Equine Therapy, Behavior Innovations, FEAT North Texas, NonPareil Institute, Discovery Toys and more !
If you have autism, know someone with autism, or are an educator, doctor or other professional serving the autism community, you won't want to miss this informative and inspirational event!
She Is Dallas Info: The Community Autism Resources Forum is open to the public, and individuals with autism, family members, and professionals who serve the autism community are invited to attend the forum to become better acquainted with local resources and help. The Forum will be held at Stacy Furniture Warehouse, 1900 Main Street, 3rd Floor Community Room, Grapevine on Friday, February 24 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The event is open to the community, and while RSVPs are not required, they are appreciated to help plan food and seating. If you ™d like to attend, set up a booth, or know more information, please send an email to email@example.com or call her at 469-464-5888.
The Autism Resources Forum was created to give our community an opportunity to learn more about local and national resources available to individuals and families impacted by autism.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in America, with 1 in 110 children (and 1 in 70 boys) being impacted by the disorder. Because autism is a spectrum disorder ”with symptoms ranging from very mild to severe ”it can impact individuals, and their families, very differently. The most significant shared symptom is difficulty with social interaction, including eye contact, conversation, even being able to empathize with someone else or see things from their perspective.