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Boyz II Men’s Son Need’s Autism Therapy

Boyz II Men – Shawn Stockman’s Son Needs Autism Therapy

Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men fame feels your pain when paying for autism therapy.

The singer with a smooth sounding voice found life to anything but smooth when he discovered his child to be a victim of autism. Shawn became overwhelmed with grief for his son and also became overwhelmed at the expensive costs related to autism therapy. So now he is doing something to help others.

Shawn is grateful for his fortune in life and wants to give back says Ruth Manuel-Logan in a report on NewsOne.com. In an expression of gratitude Shawn is launching a non profit organization to help other families afford the high cost of autism therapies.

ShawnStockman's son gets autism therapy

Shawn Stckman of Boyz II Men Starts 'Micah' a not profit to help families afford autism therapy.

Although Stockman says that Micah and twin brother Ty are in a great school where he can receive all of the essentials he needs in order to help him maneuver through his diagnosis, autism is still an inordinately costly situation for many parents. Trying to get children with autism the help that they need in order to cope with various issues, ranging from sensory, speech and behavioral, to food issues and physical weaknesses, is not an easy nor inexpensive feat.  In most cases, these children need extensive therapies and many practitioners do not accept insurance — nor can parents afford the high cost of treatment.

Stockman and Sherhonda, who also have a 2-year-old girl, says they’ve learned in the midst of their journey how fortunate they  are to have the financial means to support their son. To support other families on the same painful journey, the 39-year-old multi-Grammy Award-winner is launching ‘Micah’s Voice.’ The nonprofit organization’s goal is sponsor one to two families with a child with autism so that they too can receive some of the resources that their child needs without worrying about the costs involved.

“No one would ever think that something like autism could ever happen to their child.  All you want for your sons is that they grow up and develop a life of their own, and to know that this may or may not happen for my son is extremely hurtful, says Stockman as he chokes up fighting back tears.

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Like any other parent who wants the best for their child Shawn Stockman cares deeply for his son and wants him to have the best life possible.

Its men like Shawn who make the world a better place to live. Helping to provide autism therapy resources to less fortunate individuals is man’s humanity to man and a model for us all to follow.

Would you prefer to have autism and be Shawns son or would you rather have no father and not be afflicted by developmental disorders?

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