AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – The Colorado Autistic Society got equipped with LED lights and hit the road to spread Christmas cheer and raise some money.
“So I always had a vision in mind that I wanted to put on a big Christmas show. But, there always seems to be something more to it. And then when our kids were diagnosed with autism, it just came out,” said a man known as Corey “Claus.”
Corey partnered with the Colorado Autistic Association to raise funds through the S. Picadilly Courthouse Christmas light show to help local families in need.
“Back when both of our children were diagnosed, it was overwhelming. We didn’t know what they needed, what therapies they needed, we didn’t know where to go next,” Corey said. “And then we called the autism group and they pointed us in the right direction.”
One little girl was so excited about the lights, she proudly told FOX31 she took a picture of it on her phone.
“My daughter is speechless, she is 9 years old and I have never heard her speak. I’m dying to be able to hear her voice one day,” Corey said. “But even if it never happened, that’s okay because she gave me so much, helped teach me more about the special needs community, and made me want to do all the things that I want to do. this so we can give back.”
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