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The less than 30-day countdown to 13!! Wow…it’s a milestone for www.autismhwy.com , Wyatt and I.
My new teenager speaking volumes to me daily without uttering what (most consider) a word. April 1st will be the actual day of “this milestone change” for my sweet son Wyatt Griffin Green! His footing into manhood begins. Honestly, it seems that those steps actually began some 6 months ago. If these past 6 months are an indicator of tomorrow’s play book then I will most definitely be needing track shoes, slippers and steel- toed boots to keep up!! When to wear which style, will be the ongoing rub. This is proving to be a very firey time for Wyatt and his moods can be mercurial at best. So juggling my footwear will be my daily fashion functional quest. Stilletos will not be in that rotation! (sorry guys.)
Lately, most days the teenage angst has me walking, running and driving through landmines. I have read numerous articles that claim ‘Aut-Parents/siblings’ are like soldiers and sometimes need to re-group and/or claim PTSD! Well, in that vein I have been gathering live grenades from fellow comrades! Pioneering friends of mine that have been in these trenches and learned something valuable. Coming out alive and thriving with wonderful, logical advice! We have so much to share with one and other. It is fantastic! In Wyatt’s case surges of adrenaline and levels of testosterone rush his system spiking his blood pressure increasing his (already high) sensory needs. He becomes so uncomfortably aggravated and literally anything can happen.
A door off of the hinges…shoes thrown atop the roof, a window broken at school… a shattered windshield…and the next-door (new) neighbor calling the police. Ahhh…Sweet 13! During these moments he becomes undone and people just do not have any level of comprehension.
Unable to understand that my son’s cells are not buffered like their cells are. Buffered from senses: lights, sounds and literally sometimes the wind. To be at such a disadvantage to handle the natural progression of his manhood.This interuption of his system as he has known it. It is a horribly dicey thing! Shouldn’t others forgive him this behavior? Consider that it would help parents, if you assume nothing when you see someone having this type of interuption. Seek knowledge to find understanding and tolerance. Do not be so quick to “judge thy new neighbor”…and call the cops!! lol…Because we are all neighbors of this amazing planet. Imagine that our systems are like HWYS. Some of us have cars everywhere traveling all of the roads. While others tend to use the same roads again and again. If we truly look we see that everyone is on the AutismHWY!
So despite these bumps in our road I feel ready to take ’13 and beyond’ on. Armed with great continental friends on this spectrum, and a mixture of supplements -that promote joint comfort and mobility…and the calming Valerian root spiked juice we walk on. Stepping deliberately and carefully as we cross all bridges. It’s not easy and never has been but, when you are feeling down for the count and you suddenly hear “Kelly…Gelly…gelly…Kelly” from your walking partner for the 1st time…the tip-toes turn into a skip!!! MY reward of a milestone, indeed!
Lastly, AutismHWY.com’s new milestone: The site’s inspiration…my wonderful growing boy~Wyatt can now legally have his “Own Page”on our awesome positive website!! Children under the age of 13 are protected by privacy laws and that is a good thing. So, The “K.G.& “Y” profile that ”we” have been using~will now become my teenage son’s profile “WY” G.!!! Just a little shuffle of consenants and self autonomy! Like life always a shuffle to grow and change for the good! Things are definitely shuffling for the good here at AutismHWY.com!! Lots of EXCITING plans for the site, NEW Awareness Coloring Books afoot and FUN Events to Chalk and Walk!!
As 2012 Marches on…..
YUMI, AKI, WY & I HOPE YOU’LL TIP TOE WITH US!
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Yes! Be deliberate about your life! Be on pupose. It is Thanksgiving time here in the states. So being ‘on purpose’ at this time of year usually means a long grocery list and alot of rushing around! You also often hear people say: “We are Thankful.” Funny when I think about it , it seems this is the only time of year I really hear that particular phrase. People will list their things that they are thankful for and then mindlessly dig in to the food prepared from the prior list mentioned. Engorge themselves, lay back and watch football OR countdown the minutes until the mad dash to Christmastime bargain hunting!
That always seemed so “normal” to me before. Not anymore…as the Mom of a different learner*. (*An amazing boy on the AutismHWY!) I have found that being thankful is something I am, on a minute by minute basis. For a smile, a glance, a wave that seems “like a real wave” lol…Anything that happens can be a miracle. Autism brings a real naturalness back to life in that regard. The little natural things become the big things! Not what the traditions and manufactured rituals of people and businesses have programmed into us! That is what I am NOW Thankful for. Sure, I love, turkey and trimmings, football on TV, days off of work and YES~ even”Black Friday”…who doesnt need a bargain?
But, when we think about our lives and the purpose of them… It is not for pure entertainment and those industries to become richer and richer. For society to become so dependant on materialism. Somehow people have lost sight of everything they have that was not man-made. Industry and Hollywood have a strong reach and alot of bills to pay. People must be programmed to need gadgetry and entertainment 24/7. That serves their purpose. But, has it served ours as a society? I look around and see alot of unthankful people with alot of unneccessary stuff. That demand everything be upgraded. What we need is people realizing they need to be Thankful every day, for even the most miniscule of happenings…not just an annual recurring obligatory listing of “family, health and friends” some Thursday on the way to Christmas.
People with purpose. Living their lives for gratitude. Finding a mission that is bigger than themselves. Something positive that brings purpose and hope to your world. This is the ‘on purpose’ I speak of. Let’s as a society be more than Thankful on turkey day. let’s enjoy the little tiny natural moments that people do…smile, glance, wave…LOVE and RESPECT with delibrate grattitude for the chance to do it.Let’s live with it everyday.
Extreme DAILY gratitude!! That is what Autism has brought to my psyche. THAT is what I am thankful for every small and big moment of my life.
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Recently AutismHWY.com & www.makingfriendswithautism.com/ appeared at California’s GREAT AMERICA Themepark. Disabilities Awareness Day! The weather was brilliant and the patrons were in a great mood to hear about DIVERSITY! Wow~My kind of day! Getting out into the community to explain Autism to folks is something I was born to do…that much is now clear to me. Everyone that is attracted to my booth has an earful coming!! I love that San Fransisco’s main themepark is so cool to hold this event at this time of year. Awareness is something that must be carefully cultivated everyday, not just in April. So often when you are talking to people about Autism they assume you are seeking a donation. People were surprised that with AutismHWY.com and ANCA www.naturallyautistic.com that is just NOT the case.
We , along with many others aim to merge into mainstream America, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, New Zealand …and to any other region we can! COMMON UNDERSTANDING needs to be the rule…and the acception! Understanding Autism on useful levels will create the acceptance we desire. The more one examines a “so-called disability”…the more one understands there own abilities or dis~abilities! WE ALL HAVE THEM!! It is funny how the word NORMAL just no-longer applies to life! To me it has become nothing more than a mundane description. I still love the quote from the Aspie”American Idol finalist.” “Different IS the new normal” Right on target~ James Durbin. Being an Aspie from Santa Cruz California…he hits the BULLSEYE with that one!
I met another young man from that neck of the woods Jake Dunbar. He was manning the booth for the company he works for www.abilitiesunited.org . It was really impressive to see someone like him “getting it!” That we all need to be in service to others. A very thoughtful young person making a career supporting adults that need inclusion. This weekend he will be working, helping his clients enjoy a day of watersports “Aquathon!” If more people realized that we all need to pool our resources this world would be a better place! The abled and not as abled hand in hand working together.What a powerful work force that will be! We will learn lots more about Abilites United later….
I see a future with companies harnessing these differing abilities of people, by pairing diverse workers together for one job! The Autistic mind joined with the Neuro-typical mind…talk about a kaleidoscope of ideas!! Just like the old adage claims…”TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE” I believe it with all that I am. If the United States wants to create jobs…here you go Washington D.C. we have a multi-minded work force just waiting to get to know each other. Help us educate the world, unite us and put us to work!!
So, as I thought about the name of Jake’s employer…it occured to me. ” Uniting Abilities”~Exactly what we will be doing annually at our upcoming 2nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NATURALLY AUTISTIC PEOPLE AWARDS & CONVENTION! Uniting the talents, strengths and abilities of an amazing population of people. People that have been marginalized and treated as if they were on the side-lines of life. The world has wrongly assumed that they are not in the game. Our upcoming AWARDS & CONVENTION will show the world quite the contrary!! We are here we have ABILITIES … and we are proudly grouping together to celebrate this fact!! Learn about Autism and UNITE with us!!
The weekend of September 23rd, 24th and 25th there will be a huge cast of characters in Vancouver Canada dispelling MYTHS!! Talents all over the map…FROM all over the map. It will be so amazing when the whole world is clued in!
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