"There has never been a person with Autism in the White House ... I will be the first President with a disability!"
It's taken a year, but finally got back to the keyboard. What we're feeling and doing now that Jakey is away at residential school. How we survived some great losses and recovery of our family.
How we arrived at and had to make the hardest decision of our lives. Letting go to let grow is difficult and emotional. Read this piece about how we found our peace.
Behavior is communication. I've said it a thousand times and truly believe this. Acting-out can come in many forms from aggression to attention seeking to annoyance. Sometimes I think Jake is just being a turkey, in the wake of recent activities, I will always look beyond what I actually see.
"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."
“ 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!"