Hard times and life lessons in this one. Jake allowed me to share some very personal information in hopes of helping other kids feel less scared and more parents feel more empowered. Read it all here!
Big plans to be President and the first job on his task list is to help his friends. Jake has turned his focus to creating safe and not scary places for people with Autism to get help before the get in trouble.
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. Autism Parents Read This!
Yep, our kid is the police ambassador. Yep, he's taught more than 2,000 police. Yep, he's been honored state-wide and nationally, but you know what? He's still an impulsive teenage boy. Decisions happen in a split second and the results will change your life and how you view it.
A warning for all autism parents is 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."
“ 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!"