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Written by Devon Barnhard   
Wednesday, 26 December 2012 23:35

Stonekry Resale Books
A resale bookstore, community hangout and resource center to benefit Autism awareness and research. Learn more about the hotspot that's perfect for bookworms and social butterflies alike.

 

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A neighborhood hangout with a goal of good. Life at Stonekry Resale Books may look like a community gathering just as much a resale book store.

 

When Troy and Krista Bastin's son was diagnosed with autism at age three, they learned first hand how quickly you have to learn the culture and life that comes with the diagnosis.

 

"When you find out about the diagnosis you're really pretty shell shocked," says Stonekry founder, Krista Basin. "We aren't doctors or anything but we wanted to created a place where there were resources available."

 

At Stonekry they not only sell from their collection of over 30,000 used books, movies, and CDs to receive donations, but also have events, and their own Stonekry band.

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The band performs between two and four hours, at the venue of your choice and asks for a minimum donation in exchange. The events consist of a monthly meeting of the Autism Spectrum Support Group, "Pinterest in Person", and open Mic Nights. On the third Thursday of every month they have a Quarter Raffle where they raffle items to benefit Autism Research Awareness.

 

"As the founder of Stonekry, I have a personal vested interest in furthering the Awareness, Research and Family Support of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)," says President and Founder of Stonekry (as well as a Sargeant with the Cincinnati Police Department), Troy Bastin. "My son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three by the Kelly O'Leary Center, a division of Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Since then he has participated in several research studies and has attended various forms of therapy."

 

Stonekry is a non-profit that donates 35 percent to the "Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders" (a part of Cincinnati Children's Hospital), one of the largest research facilities for autism in the United States. Another 35 percent goes to "Families with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)" which publishes the "Autism Yellow Pages" and has an expo each year, both free. The remaining 30 percent of funds go towards future campaigns by Stonekry as well as supporting "Autism Speaks".

 

"Any new research and support that would help my son or anyone else's child get the most out of life, would be a blessing," says Troy Bastin. "That is why we are raising money to further the Awareness, Research and Family Support for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder."

 

For more information about Stonekry Resale Books or how you can help, go to www.stonekry.org or visit at 8253A Beechmont Avenue in Anderson.

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Devon Barnhard is the Cincy Chic editorial intern. Send her an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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