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Dichotomy of Autism
New Post Nov. 2017!
It's those moments when they take your breath away with pride then completely exasperate you the next. You know them! It's how we live on the spectrum. Events of late have me swinging between elation and exasperation often. And can you guess Jake's "worst bad word ever"? It starts with "SH...." Read the Dichotomy of Autism!
There's a saying, "It Takes a Village" to raise a child. Having a super active teenager and a few different part-time jobs, I've done my share of asking for help. I try to save it for safety or exhaustion issues, but today I reached out for behavior reinforcement. Read how Team Jake came through with flying colors, and get ideas to assemble your own support family.
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.
Jenn and Jake are available for presentations to law enforcement agencies, religious/faith groups, special ed teachers classes, parent groups, schools, PTA's, and parent-ed nights. Click here.
"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