the world according to jake!
autism moves you Trademark pending
Jake is taking huge, confident steps towards independence. We must let go, push and reinforce. If we fail, we try again. There are tears (on my part) and short fuses (on his). This morning's journey brought the entire range of emotions.... Wheels Up is more than a metaphor!
Teach Simple Love
These days it's critical everyone energize themselves to teach our next generation love, instead of hate and judgement. Our efforts to do this in our family, have led us to feeding the homeless. Jake is beyond excited when he "works for God" and you can share the same feelings with your kiddo.
all needed pieces will fit
We all struggle with the mystery of life and want the best for our children. Recognizing that our life picture may not look like someone else's expectations, is important for growth and acceptance of all families. There's no room for criticism and judgement but lots of room for celebrating when each piece fits into place.
Managing holidays is always a challenge. Jake attempts to make it a little easier by revealing "his" requirements for a successful holiday. I really gleaned these from recent conversations, but it all boils down to control and expectations.
It's really cool to see Jake developing his own thoughts and ideas. While many are slightly unusual, there are some that are DEAD ON!
However, being on target comes with its own set of challenges!!
Jenn and Jake are available for presentations to law enforcement agencies, religious/faith groups, special ed teachers classes, parent groups, PTA's, parent-ed nights, fundraisers. Click here.
White House Champion of Change Ceremony Sept. 2015
TEN MINUTES OF JOY! GET A LITTLE MOTIVATION. CLICK BELOW
With all the headlines surrounding police and people recording every move they make, this story might remind you that they are very caring humans too!
Read how they've taken such good care of our family, by going above and beyond the call of duty!
jake's "touch of love"
Read the Play-by-Play of our Whackiest Week Ever! Meeting the Pope, the Vice President in the same week! 2015 Sept.
"Jake...you are an amazing young man. Thank you for changing the world one day at a time. I am honored to know you and call you my friend."
Assistant Chief of Police Betsy Davis, Montgomery County Maryland Police Department
“ Jake is a great kid who will be famous and rule the world one day. Good for us, to get on the Jake bandwagon early! Jake is motivational and represents both the struggles and accomplishments of a person with Autism.” Ofc. Laurie Reyes, MCPd autism and alzheimer's outreach
"That kid is an amazing young man and I wish we could bottle his spirit and spread it around this country. Wow!"
Retired First Sgt. Chris McClellan, North Carolina Highway Patrol