I am happy to POST the GREAT NEWS of SOLID INFORMATION coming “down the pike.” The great folks here at my LOCAL Reg. Center have some awesome events scheduled. FREE INFORMATION that you will find PRICELESS! In this economy it would be criminal to MISS OUT! So PLEASE jot down all the particulars from the attached flyer.
Mr. HOPE and staff are doing such a fantastic service for the community! www.sgprc.org Providing vital information on the myriad of issues that surround all of us living on the SPECTRUM. INFORMATION for the “AutismHWY!!” The 3 events are…Dr. Margaret Bauman who has been studying autism for 25 yrs. She has been considered a global leader researching the neuropathological basis for autism. She will speak on April 29th.
Next up will be the GREAT SPORTSMAN “Father to autistic sons” Jim Gott! His Education Spectrum here in ALTADENA, CA. is awesome… providing services and solid support for families on the spectrum since the mid 90′s! www.edspec.org This will be a novel event! DADS /MEN ONLY!!! Love this…what an awesome idea! Let’s hope this will become a regular event!
Last but not least…
Vital INFORMATION …on a “HOT-TOPIC” so to speak. A parent’s guide to SEXUALITY in ADOLESCENTS with AUTISM! This will be presented in September on the 25th. Dr. Mary J. Lang and Dr. David Morrison will be speakers. Something I HAVE STARTED TO PONDER…..??? Sensory issues at a whole NEW LEVEL! I will be attending this one. SEE YOU THERE!!!
So please take advantage of these opportunities… we need to show Mr. Hope & staff how much these seminars mean to us by making them as successful as possible! Ensuring that more of this help can be extended in our future THANK-YOU!!
Tags: autismhwy, Dads/men only event!sexuality in autistic adolescents, Dr. Margaret Bauman, Dr.David Morrison, Dr.Mary J. Lang, education spectrum, free information, Jim Gott, san gabriel/pomona regional center
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When I named my son Wyatt. I just liked the name. I was asked by family members …Why Wyatt? One uncle told me it sounded funny with my last name. He said it sounded like “White Green!” That hadn’t even occurred to me. I JUST LIKED THE NAME. So I found myself defending my “choice” at that Christmas Party. If you haven’t noticed I try & be witty (or corny) whichever you choose to call it. So I formulated a “catch phrase” on the spot. I went around the party declaring EXACTLY why I was naming him Wyatt… So his nickname could be WY!!!
VERY CLEVER KELLY! Is that a case of “Be careful what you wish for?” OR WHAT?? My thinking was well , perfect… here I am having son’s 10 years apart…WHY??! Little did I know the ENORMITY the future would hold for my witty “catch phrase”. His brother Aaron actually doubled it up… as he toddled around so sweet natured and cute to “WY-WY“.
WHY, WHY…INDEED? Today I had a very enlightening and alarming conversation with Mr. Jon Hope. Mr. Hope is Autism Services Manager at the San Gabriel/ Pomona Regional center.. . here in southern California. http://www.sgprc.org/ Talk about NAMES that fit a CAUSE! Mr. Hope enlightened me on the new shift in numbers concerning AUTISM DIAGNOSIS. I almost felt like California was having another seismic jolt. To learn that California’s children are now born 1 of 100 autistic. For boys even worse 1 out of every 70!!
Mr. Hope also told me that the numbers are significantly higher in certain locales!? So PUZZLING! For instance England and San Diego California are at the astounding rate of 1 child per 50! UNBELIEVABLE. What could be the correlation there? Certainly not the weather! So many theories and thoughts. I for one have never thought it was the immunizations. Naive? Perhaps. We do NOW KNOW that it is genetic and that the wiring of the brain is dramatically different than a “typical” brain.
There has been a growing belief that something in our environment is “seeping through.” Which stands to reason after all, autistic people are assaulted by the environment minute by minute! Environment to the NEXT LEVEL…Autistics…GROUND ZERO! Doesn’t seem a fair fight. Especially when we have been operating in the dark for so many years. Well the LIGHTS are FINALLY ON. People are home but, we need them out in the streets. Spreading the word of HOPE , RESPECT and COMMON UNDERSTANDING. While we pray for the Researchers, Doctors and Scientists to figure out the “WHY” for WY and so many!
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