Sheletta gets dozens of calls a week from parents who need money or resources for their special needs children. This week, she talks to Morgan Traynor from The Shooting Star Foundation, an organization that pays for therapy and prescriptions for low income families who have kids with autism.
Sheletta and her children got the opportunity of a lifetime when host of The Profit Marcus Lemonis ask her to be the new celebrity spokesperson for his company Camping World. She tells her friends Susie Jones and Steve Thomson from WCCO Radio that in addition to that, she'll get a free RV and a new reality show out of the deal.
Don't think just because your child has autism that they don't need to know how to handle police encounters. Even with limited language and comprehension, Sheletta teaches parents how to equip their special needs children with a healthy fear of law enforcement.
Sheletta was overwhelmed when she found out one of her Twitter followers bought an entire case of her new book to give out as a gift to children with special needs, so she put in a surprise call to Eleanor to say thank you for being so generous and for helping to spread autism awareness.
Sheletta was amazed to find another mom out there with three children who have autism. She thought she was the ONLY one. Of course, she invited Alicia Trautwein, author of The Mom Kind blog on the show to share her story and how Alicia's turned her misery into a ministry to help other autism moms in need.
Sheletta invites former school superintendent and education advocate Dr. Bernadeia Johnson to talk about the impact COVID 19 is having on black children with special needs. Cut off from school services and therapies, many of them are falling behind and regressing. What can parents do? The good doctor has good answers...
The only person more upset than Sheletta that there wasn't a big launch party for her autism children's book was Jasmine Stringer. "Jazzy" planned a one of a kind event once Cameron Goes To School hit store shelves, complete with unicorns, clowns and a photo booth. The ladies hope the virus is over soon so they can party like it's 1999.
Organizers for the 60th Annual Minnesota Prayer Breakfast invited Sheletta to deliver the opening remarks. They heard her talk about how faith in God helped her go from suicidal thoughts to living a successful life after having three kids diagnosed with autism. They hope her story inspires others.
Now that her book is written and being sold online, Sheletta thought the hard work was done. Think again! Now she's got to convince retailers to carry Cameron Goes To School on store shelves. Kowalski's Markets made that process a lot easier when they requested copies. The Minnesota grocery store has a strong commitment to helping Minnesota families and the autism community.
In just a week, Sheletta's new autism children's book Cameron Goes To School is a best seller on Amazon.com. With the help of US Bank, Sheletta gave away 300 copies to teachers and librarians for Autism Awareness Month. One of those educators, Amber Schmidt, talks about how important Cameron's journey is for special needs children on the Taking Authority Over Autism Podcast on SHElettaMakesMeLaugh.com.