In honor of Autism Awareness Month, I want to share some exciting news about a new initiative between Sunlighten and Generation Rescue, a national autism support organization. I also want to introduce you to Zack and Ethan Peter, two amazing brothers who are fighting autism together.
Today autism affects one in 68 children, and this number continues to grow at a staggering rate. As a parent, I care deeply about this growing epidemic and its effects on the children and their families who are looking for answers and the best possible care. The detoxification benefits of our saunas are often sought after by both parents and health care providers of those on the autism spectrum. It only makes sense for us to pay it forward to this cause.
Sunlighten Provides Relief for the Whole Family
While there’s no cure for autism, those on the autism spectrum can still live happy and fulfilling lives by finding methods that help to cope with anxiety, sensory issues, sleeping disorders and other related challenges. Sunlighten saunas increase blood flow, which weakens the body’s hold on environmental toxins and reduces inflammation caused by viral exposure. Because they’re natural and noninvasive, our products provide a safe and relaxing way for children to detoxify at the cellular level.
We’ve learned from autism families that our Acoustic Resonance Therapy (A.R.T.) makes a relaxing impact on the entire family. A.R.T. combines sound and vibration to balance the brain waves and bring the body to an even deeper state of relaxation. A.R.T. has been shown to significantly reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance creativity, communication and problem-solving capabilities.
Autism requires a holistic lifestyle approach. Combining infrared therapy and A.R.T. provides a natural, healing environment that benefits the whole family.
Teaming Up with Generation Rescue
Because our company mission is to leave the world a healthier place, Sunlighten recently teamed up with Generation Rescue to provide holistic therapy options for autistic kids and their families. Generation Rescue offers hope, resources and treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders—and I’m thrilled Sunlighten is helping support this mission.
The organization, which is led by Jenny McCarthy, serves 25,000 families across America every year. We can help more and more families understand and gain access to the detox benefits that our products offer to children and adults on the spectrum.
Meet the Sibling Warriors
I am looking forward to an upcoming documentary called Sibling Warrior that will be released this summer. The film was made by Zack Peter, an autism advocate, and it chronicles his family’s journey to support his younger brother, Ethan, who was diagnosed with autism in 2005.
Since Ethan’s diagnosis, the Peter family has worked tirelessly to prepare him to live an independent life one day, and to give him the same opportunities as his peers. Zack and his mom, Nancy, created the Play Now for Autism annual fundraiser in their hometown of Los Angeles. Since then, Zack has written four books and traveled the country speaking about what it’s like to have a brother with autism.
In 2010, the family received a biomedical treatment grant for Ethan from Generation Rescue. They used the grant to provide the best possible support for Ethan, including a Sunlighten infrared sauna. As Zack shares in this video, Ethan enjoys his sauna with Acoustic Resonance Therapy every evening before bed with great results!
I am inspired by the Peter family and other families like them who are working to raise awareness and access to the best treatment options for autism.
As a passionate mother of two, Connie Zack is passionate about supporting families who want the best life possible for their children. She is proud to support Generation Rescue, along with other valuable organizations, such as the American Heart Association, SevenDays, St. Jude’s and Just like My Child. Share your thoughts with her on the Sunlighten Facebook page or in the comments below. Or tweet them to @Sunlighten!