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We Need More Men Like Jesse R. Dumas of Totally Kids Toy and Furniture

Posted Apr 09 2009 12:00am

Jesse toys Managing Editor's Note: Our new contributing editor Abdulkadir Khalif is indeed a Father Warrior. Through his work with Parents United Against Autism, he has enlisted a local MN business to create an Earth Day Promotion. Read this letter from the Marketing Director for Totally Kids, a furniture and toy store in Bloomington, MN. Any chance we can raise enough money to send Mr. Dumas to medical school?  You can email Mr. Dumas HERE.  Better yet, check out the Totally Kids site HERE.

It would seem we are in the midst of a formative time for the fight against autism.  The Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area is a significant battleground and with the recent “discovery” of the high prevalence of autism in the immigrant Somali community, the tide could be turning, but only if we take initiative.  

I’m the newly hired marketing director for a children’s toy and furniture store in Bloomington called Totally Kids, and one thing I was made aware of immediately was that we get a steady, if not frequent, stream of parents coming to find toys and furniture that help their autistic child.  Since my arrival, it’s become a focus of ours to declare the company as both a provider and advocate for parents and children of the autistic community and to get involved in a way in which we can make an impact.

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