Autism Light – Extreme Makeover: Home Edition


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is a television series that has aired on ABC for eight seasons.  It had it’s official premier on February 14, 2004.  ABC TV has headquarters in Burbank, California. The show has been hosted by Ty Pennington who is a television personality and a former carpenter himself.  Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is an Autism Light because families with autism have been some of the recipients of the home makeovers.

Here are some stories of how Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has helped four families who have children with autism.

McPhail Family Extreme Makeover: C.J. and Lindsay McPhail of Medford, Oregon have 2 children with autism. They  received a home makeover from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in an episode airing on October 28, 2011.  A recap of this episode is available at this link.  The following is the YouTube video of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition team on their bus ride preparing to help the McPhail family and learning about their situation.  It also includes a view of their home and situation before the makeover.

 

After the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was finished with the McPhail home this is what it looked like.

 

Lucas Family Extreme Makeover:  Michael and Jean Lucas of Cullen, Virginia have two children with autism. They received a home makeover from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in an episode airing on March 2, 2008.  A recap of this episode is available at this link.

Ray-Smith Family Extreme Makeover: Brittany Ray and Ron Smith have one child with autism and doctors are concerned that their second son also has autism. They received a home makeover from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in an episode airing on January 3, 2008.   A recap of that episode is available at this link.

O’Donnell Family Extreme Makeover:  Patrick and Jeanette O’Donnell of Austin, Texas have five children with autism. They received a home makeover from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in an episode airing on February 18, 2007.  Jeanette O’Donnell was named an Autism Light herself on October 3, 2011 for being an exceptional autism mother. A recap of that episode is available at this link.

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This is the first time a television show has been designated an Autism Light.  It is a tribute to the decision to change the life of some very special families that are coping with autism.  If you are interested in applying or nominating a needy family for a home makeover fill out the online application.

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Autism Light is an upbeat but real blog that takes readers on a journey that recognizes diverse heroes in and for the autism community.

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