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LOOKING OUR WAY~ Each and every single day! As Wyatt and I travel our daily HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS ~ It is VERY Interesting watching these curious youngsters. I study them…study him. You can actually see the wheels spinning, SERIOUSLY! Think …Indy 500. They wonder? About Wyatt~ his actions, his autism …its an issue that has NOT really BEEN broached. Why is that…I wonder? THEY Wonder, I Wonder…WE ALL WONDER!??

Does it have anything to do with that HOT POTATO “Theory”I mention in the blog titled… “Why DOES Wyatt DO that?” PASS that PUPPY off! …” We just don’t have time right now”…”It’s too complicated…we’ll never be able to understand that”…”Oh yeah, and did I mention we were busy.” We know life is crazy, busy at times but, this REALLY IS important. The COMMON UNDERSTANDING is the first step we need to take. If the adults are TOO BUSY

No problem, I’ll skip right to a much MORE RECEPTIVE audience ANYWAY!! Why is it that CHILDREN are always much more open and able to recieve NEW IDEAS? Plus they are not running around trying to get a paycheck and a million other things done everyday. THAT HELPS lol! They definitely have the time to learn. So I will just see what I can do about that! The 3 stories I have written are WYATT INSPIRED...So you know they are SWEET !

I cannot WAIT…until everyone can see them!! We have been working closely on all the concepts and we are getting close to production for BOOK #1 “WHY does Wyatt DO THAT ?” ‘making friends with autism’ !! Working with…my illustrator, RACHEL WALKER is incredible! Not only does she have MAD SKILLS...she is just such a positive and naturally inspiring person! You will be AMAZED at the range of her TALENTS when you visit her website HERE>

When we started the project Rachel had very minimal knowledge concerning AUTISM. She has not only understood my vision…She has taken it upon herself to learn as much as she can about the SPECTRUM! I will take a little credit on that front. Being exposed to the books explained some concepts to her & wet her appetite on others… I am hoping that this is the case with everyone that reads it! When the PARENT, TEACHER or CARE-GIVER read the book to their “charges” ~THEY WILL LEARN as well!!

Just a few cute discussions about SELF-STIMULATION…SENSORY ISSUES and SELF INJUROUS BEHAVIORS. 3 OF the ” BIGGIES“…I thought, a very good start! These things seemed SOoo MYSTERIOUS to me at one point in time! NO LONGER! I am over “IT” as they say! I no longer allow AUTISM to BULLY me …I have gotten aquainted with this PUNK! I’ve said it before ~HE was nothing I asked for…but, I accept that He is here.We will continue to expose his SECRETS & Our lives will be HAPPY, FUN and SUCCESSFULREGARDLESS !!

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You’ve heard of… sense and sensibility well put an autistic spin on that and wella, SENSORY SENSABILITIES! So much of an autistic persons day can revolve around this ISSUE. You and I have all of “our gages” working ( hope so, anyway.) What I mean by that is we can perceive things as they are. Like hot and cold and pain. YES I did say PAIN! I know all about high thresholds for pain. Wyatt has one a mile high! However, I did not know that some autistic people actually burn themselves bathing due to this anomaly!

WOW! Talk about “learn something new everyday!” Sensory Integration Specialist Boyd Bradshaw spoke about this at the most recent ” L. H. Center FREE TRAININGS.” Which I am happy to tell you “locals” that the next seminar will be… Thurs.Mar. 18th 6:00-8:00 P.M. This time Mr. Bradshaw will be joined by his wife Lisa! Please DON’T MISS IT!! I have seen both of their presentations and they are RIGHT ON TARGET! The information you will receive in 2 hours will AMUSE, ENLIGHTEN and INFORM!!

A mother of another Leroy’s student has ALREADY had success with a quick fix to a big problem! Jackie E. mother to Chad a beautiful non-verbal 12 yr. old, has had a problem some nights sleeping through the night in his own bed! Mr. Bradshaw suggests several solutions to different behaviors…which WE ALL KNOW is how it works! YOU MUST have several strategies. Our kids can be more flexible than most would believe. In that, some days or instances 1 strategy will work and other times not. I know Wyatt will rotate and “switch-out” his behaviors so, varying solutions to shifting behaviors. Always adding to “OUR BAGS OF TRICKS“!!

So the other night Jackie was given the solution of WHITE NOISE!!! Chad would wake up and head toward his parents bed or just not doze off at all. She has tried alot of things before with no luck. This week at “A-LEAGUE ” practice she happily reported leaving the T.V. or radio on was the “White Noise” he needed to fall out. Simple fix REALLY. These are the great practical techniques that work! Share the KNOWLEDGE and make it COMMON!

I see AUTISM as a “Bully“… A Bully that needs to have its power stripped! The first thing you must do is EXPOSE this MENACE! Autism has been very intimidating throughout its history. IF WE DON’T UNDERSTAND IT. How can WE FIGHT IT? The “Bully” has been reveling in that status! Lucky for us there are people like Boyd & Lisa Bradshaw. People that have made it their lives work…to expose this PUNK, called AUTISM! So I urge ALL that are available…to join us in our “battle THE BULLY” WORKSHOP at Leroy Haynes’ next FREE TRAINING!

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