Maison James finally Starts School
- By: Alexia van der Berg
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/maison-james
My name is Alexia van der Berg (26) and you may all know me as Maison's Mother, the Autistic boy who crawled into so many hearts over the last 2 - 3 years. Maison James, who is a non-verbal little boy (6), lives with his brother - Brooklyn (2), Sister - Ivana and Stepfather - Cameron Selcraig (26).
In 2016 Maison was briefly diagnosed with Autism, ADHD as well as severe Apraxia of Speech. In 2017, he was diagnosed by 3 therapists and that is where his story began.
In a 2-year fight, I fought to get Maison enrolled in a school, which can be read about in the following article - https://zwavelstreamclinic.co.za/are-autistic-children-being-treated-fairly/?fbclid=IwAR1leGeyMhbd90faHFZoJhryI8HK83DzmwxozQcrXXl_ValMgZ2wN_qMTTM
Recently, after 2 years of fighting, he has been accepted. But with that being said, there are new factors that have risen.
I need to raise funds for Maison's school costs, as well as the costs of his new school transportation that will get him to his siblings after school. I also need to cover initial enrollment fees. And of course,
he will need new uniforms, stationery and all things that go with starting grade one in a remedial school.
The hope is that the funds will be raised by the end of November 2019 to be paid forward to the school in preparation of January 2020.
Reaching my target will mean that Maison James will start his new adventure without another worry. Without another hurdle, that he can start school when he is meant to, especially after the many years it has taken his mother to have him accepted.
- Oct 14, 2019 - R 100.00
- "Go Maison" - Lani
- Oct 12, 2019 - R 205.64
- "Wishing Maison and his family all the best! " - Anonymous
- Oct 02, 2019 - R 102.82
- "You've got this Maison! <3 The time is now xx " - Carmz
- Oct 02, 2019 - R 150.00
- "Go Maison" - Lani
- Oct 02, 2019 - R 51.41
- "Wish I could donate more. Good luck little Maison. Big school! " - Another special needs mom
- Oct 02, 2019 - R 100.00
- "Well Done lex, and good luck" - Anonymous
Maison James School Cause
When Maison was 4 years old, he was diagnosed with autism, ADHD and Apraxia of Speech. Alexia, his mother, was constantly told that Maison is either "not disabled enough" or "too disabled" for certain schools. After a 2-year fight, Alexia has finally been able to get her son, Maison, enrolled in a remedial school, but is in need of funds for a uniform, enrollment fees, stationery and transport.