I Had A Great Time At My Graduation Party!

I had a graduation party on March 5!  It was a wonderful occasion for me!  I had many friends and family there!  The place was beautiful, the food was great, and the company was even better!  I felt very special!  I loved every part about it!  I just wish I had more time to thank my guests!  I also hope for the day when all with autism can experience what I did at my party!  I know that too many have no voice and they need a voice!  I look forward to the day that occurs!

Please Be Patient With Those With Autism

It is hard for those of us with autism to be always at our best!  We have trouble with being able to motivate ourselves when our minds and bodies are not in sync with each other!  We also have difficulty conforming to others standards!  I try to please everyone, but sometimes I let people down!  We sometimes are thought to be resistant and difficult , but no one knows how hard it can be to get our minds and bodies to work together!  Please be patient and understanding with those of us with autism and do not give up on us!

I Love To Learn!

Today I was doing chemistry homework!  My cousin, Paul, is teaching me!  I am learning about atoms, elements, compounds, and what makes up the universe!  It is amazing and wonderful how complex God’s creating is!  I feel this knowledge is so terrific and opens a new world to me!  We can all grow so much with learning about the world!

Salute To Giant Steps

I will be graduating from Giant Steps on December 4, 2015. I have been a student there since I was six years old!  Giant Steps is a school for children and adults with autism!  It has been the center of my life for 16 years! My daily routine has always involved Giant Steps!  I really appreciate all the wonderful staff there!  I feel that it takes a special person to help someone with autism!  We can push the patience of those around us!  I know I have!  The staff of Giant Steps have always been patient and kind to me!  I have met many wonderful people there!  They treated me as an equal!  I am going to really miss them!  Giant Steps I salute you!

Autism and Emotions

i was at a retreat this weekend and the topic of having the ability to love came up!  It was discussed that many people believe that we with autism are not able to express love!  This is so wrong!  Just because we do not act like others does not mean we do not have the same emotions!  We just process differently!  We have trouble expressing feelings like others!i have feelings just like everyone else!  Please be aware of that when around those of us with autism!

ACE Is Great!

I am able to write this blog because of learning RPM, and I learned from ACE Teaching and Consulting in Green Bay, Wisconsin!  This was a life changer for me!  Prior to discovering ACE, I was not able to communicate with people and they did not think I was very intelligent! I now am able to let others know what I think, and that I have knowledge of the world and can contribute to make it a better place!  Thank you ACE!

It Is A Strange Life We Live

I sometimes think that life has no meaningful purpose! It is like we just are putting in our time! That each day blends into the next! We can sleep walk through it! I try not to think about what will happen next! Then something special happens that makes me realize just how special life can be! We should live each day as if it was special! Each day can not be repeated each day is a unique gift from God! Life is strange which makes it exciting and wonderful!

Sad To See Pastor Mark Retire!

This will be Pastor Mark’s last Sunday at my Dad’s Church!  I will miss him!  He was always very nice to me and treated me well!  He understood me, and accepted my frustrations with God over my autism!  He cared enough to try to answer my questions!  He would talk about me in his sermons!  He said he learned about autism from me!  I hope his retirement goes well for him! He will be missed!

The Hardest Part Of Being Autistic!

I am nonverbal and have autism! I first became aware of this when I was ten years old!  My parents knew about this several years before then!  While I knew I was different before then, I did not know actually what was wrong with me before then!  I often wished that I could be like everyone else!  The most frustrating part of being autistic is that I cannot talk!  Many times I have wanted to say something but could not!  Even today, if I am riding in the car and can’t get to my iPad, I am stuck!  Please include us with autism and be patient with us.  We so want to be part of your world!