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That’s what you do when you have a BRILLIANT IDEA…and also what OUR A~Leaguers did yesterday!! We had our older division Dodgers have their whole practice in the cages!! Talk about yet another new experience for these players!! San Dimas Little League has a brand new pitching machine and our players did what they could to break it in!!

Our “CRUSHERS” The Zapata twins took the lead showing their team-mates how it’s done! So great having these boys mentoring the younger kids. Their father Manual and brother Michael have been INVALUABLE to our teams! ALL of the knowledge they have passed to the twins…is getting passed to the other players! The baseball skills trickle down!!You gotta LOVE THAT!!

Some of the boys just experienced the feeling of the pitches and are a season or… two away from actually hitting those pitches. Other players made good contact with the ball!! Still others didn’t connect but, watched that ball intently. Which is great because the timing is so key. I was very impressed with the way~ Zach (my “High Vibrational Kid“) followed the ball. He didn’t hit, this time. However, his swings were right on!! Just a little low.

The swings might have been LOW…but the moods were HIGH!! For that WE MUST THANK Lora Mancini yet, again. Much like our players in the batting cages… Lora timed her pitch! She grew up playing hard-ball every summer in Temple City. She wanted baseball for her boy and ALL the other children ON THE SPECTRUM She had a BRILLIANT IDEA! She did the research AND she jumped through the MANY hoops. Bottom-line is SHE MADE IT HAPPEN!! She timed the pitch to Tim Roe and the S.D.L.L. Board. They liked “her timing.” The family members filled the bases with players and…

Amazingly enough…Ladies and Gentlemen, Our players are hitting it out of the ballpark!! A TRUE GRANDSLAM!!


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The “A-LEAGUE” Family

Was conceived by Lora Mancini…implemented by San Dimas California. And brought to life by all of us parents!! It takes a group-effort and that we have had! Yes we still have 3 games to play in this opening SEASON but, I am just so grateful! Yesterdays action was as fun as ever!! The sun was high a nice breeze drifting through…and tons of smiles rounding the bases!! The perfect afternoon!

Wyatt is enjoying it now more than ever. I see him smile with pride when everyone calls for him to bat. “C’mon Wyatt get your helmet”, ” Your-turn Wyatt”!! He does this chirping laugh when he is particularly happy. Now his “A-League ” buddies are hearing that CHIRP!! Definitely SOMETHING to TWEET about!!!

There is alot of movement being made. You can physically see it in my photos! While going through my gallery I had to laugh at Wyatt’s face on opening day …he was literally squinting at me. Squinting and probably, wondering what is all this pomp and circumstance?! What was the big-deal ? It is just baseball people. A little round ball that I don’t really mess with. He was wondering what was in store for him?? TOO CUTE!

This weeks game pictures of Christy were amazing! I actually had known Christy! Before… I discovered she was on the “A-LEAGUE” Braves! Wyatt and Christy had attended 2 summer day-camps together at Casa Colina in Pomona Ca. I am a parent that needed to stay on premises due to toileting issues so, I enjoyed seeing all the different kids. I had an instant fondness for Christy. She is very high-maintenance…needing lots of 1 on 1 ! Yesterday she was on fire… looking like quite the player!! So amazing to see big changes in these players. From A to Z ! The bottom-line is this A- league is a big HIT!!

A Grandslam actually !! The players are rounding the bases…but the impact is hitting home with ALL OF US!! Parents, Siblings, Grandparents,Cousins…Caring Aunts & Uncles, Therapists it runs the gamut! I have even seen an x-teacher or 2 “checking-up” on a former student. SO HeartWARMING!!

EXACTLY what I have been planning~ for AutismHWY ! A Place for ALL of US to SUPPORT Our A.S.D. Family members and Their support TEAMS !! Linking US together through interests and commonalities . Perhaps, making connections with someone through a difference. So much HELP, INFORMATION and FUN ! It will be such an amazing network of inspirational people with MANY stories and ideas to share!

PROMOTING FRIENDSHIPS through COMMON UNDERSTANDING!! Making a HWY. to Pave our Awareness and Artistic and Athletic ENDEAVORS!! It is where we all are going!


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After tonights success at the BIG PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Event...Dodger Stadium has a new name!! Wow, what a great time. As the families and kids found their seats lots of fist bumps and high fives were flying Not only did we have a great turn-out…everyone had an “even keel” going !!

Wyatt had never been to a sporting event like that so I really was’nt sure how he would like it.We arrived good and early so that helped pave the way. Wyatt was in just the mood for HIGH-ENERGY tonite …and the Dodgers provided it. Right out of the box Matt Kemp hit a HOMERUN!! That’s awesome! Matt apparently has a younger brother with AUTISM. Dodger Stadium is having an AWARENESS Day this Sunday…so lets hope he thrills them as well! GO MATT!!

That was’nt the only HOMERUN! Immediately after that Andre Ethier hit a homerun!! Back-to-Back! That really got the crowd and kids going!! Very rare, very excitng. A very short time later ~ ETHIER~ hit another HOMERUN! Only this homerun was special…like our kids ! A GRANDSLAM!! So amazing…the baseball gods were…”In The House!” From there the rest of the game was cake!

We were ALL so proud of our kids! Everyoune had a fun time and we are so looking forward to another game soon!! Heck, we have been “OUT OF THE LOOP”…& IT FEELS SO GOOD to be back in it!!! We are not going anywhere!! We have ALOT of lost time to make up for!

All of us “Rocker Parents…had a huge surprise when we found out SLASH was on hand!! His rendition of the National Anthem was very COOL! Wyatt liked the sound of it!! He was super- charged last night! The baseball is REALLY Sinking into MY Boy!! I think for ALL these kids. Seeing everyone at the nighttime event really solidified these players!

Not just our kids are bonding…I have met some of the coolest and fun friends through this “A-LEAGUE.” Very much my feeling for AUTISMHWY!! People with “Like Minds” making a difference in our kids lives!! The best support you can get is from someone on the same road as you! Liking these wonderful FAMILIES is just the icing on that “Game Cake” I mentioned earlier!!!

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