"There has never been a person with Autism in the White House ... I will be the first President with a disability!"
Hoping this post isn't too disjointed. I needed to dump and will likely do it many times.
We are one month without our super hero and our lives are evolving and moving forward.
In the midst of our great transition to Jake's new residential placement, I'm feeling the gamut of emotions. I've cried, screamed, puked and felt great fear, but now I'm healing. Come along for this journey of letting go in order to live.
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.
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!
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!
"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!"