A stand-up comic, formerly of Eugene, has taken his struggles coping with his daughter's autism and turned them into a one-man show, offered by KindTree - Autism Rocks on October 1, 2011, 7:30pm at the Wildish Theater in Springfield, Oregon.
Mike Guido hopes that by sharing his story, he'll help other parents, and particularly dads, cope with the challenges and the joys of parenting a special needs child.
His daughter Maria, 19, has severe autism and will always live at home. She needs help with dressing, bathing and has communication challenges.
"If you'd have told me 16 or 17 years ago that I'd get through it and be OK and be grateful for it all, I would have said, 'I'm not that kind of guy,' " Guido said. "But when you have no choice, you just do it and that's what happened to me.
"I'm trying to get across to people that we're all capable of so much more than we realize."
Tickets are avialable here (small fee added) or at the door. Doors open at 7:00pm
Standard Ticket - $14 pre-event, $18 at the door.
Group Tickets (6) - $75
VIP Tickets - $25 pre-event, $30 at the door (Opens at 6:00 for VIP's)
VIP Group Tickets (6) - $135
Special Price for persons with autism - $10
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