the world according to jake!
A glimpse into awesome life with 26 special hockey teams on miraculous ground in Lake Placid, NY. Thanks ASHA, CAN/AM, and Crowne Plaza hotel!
Parenting a teenager is complicated. Watching Jake blossom into a young man is thrilling, then gut wrenching, exhilarating then real. Do I push or pull? Hang on, or let go, then pull him back. No matter what, one thing is for sure; when he reaches for me, I'll be there.
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 and every puzzle 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 conversations over the last week or so, 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.
'cuz hope should be free!
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!
Never in our lives could we have imagined this, but our Super Hero met the Vice President, Attorney General, touched the Pope and took part in a panel discussion at the White House ALL IN THE SAME WEEK!
"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