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NO Not the NEW DEFICIT!! ~~~”Ten Trillion” THANKS! To soo many. Last blog I started to thank all the Great Teens that helped our players. I just love the way “that looked”…seeing high-schoolers ready willing and able to help. Not having any experience with AUTISM yet, ready to take it on!! Very Brave indeed KUDOS to all of you!! By the end of this season you could see how in tune they became with each player. That is a key thing because this is part of AUTISM…you learn to work around patterns. The patterns of the ASD Individual.

ALL People are “Creatures of Habit.” Where else did that saying come from? We tend to pattern our lives ,our daily routines, it’s human nature. Siblings get that on the job training from birth just like us parents. Only that connection ,can be described as brilliant! Siblings of A.S.D. Individuals are TRULY Home run Derby Kings!


So thanks so much to the incredible teen-volunteers and the awesome brothers and sisters of OUR A~League Players. You ALL ROCK! I also want to thank ALL of the A~League families for taking that “leap of faith.” Believing in the process being kind to your child and the experience being a good one. ALL in ALL I’d say spot on!!

More thanks to spot-light on …Are the FABULOUS Generous Sponsors that gave for Our Carnival Celebration and Raffle. The kids had a great time and the people that put in their 2 cents were rewarded handsomely!! Our GRAND PRIZE that had the most entries was the Beach-Cruiser Bicycle ….Donated by ARCADIA! An amazing woman was lucky enough to win that ! Maybe it was destiny. This gal is the mother to 2 autistic sons!…..Sons that she has ADOPTED! It made my heart smile that she was the winner!! AWESOME! Another grand winner won 4 Tickets for Knott’s is a lot of fun. Generally not too crowded(Which can be key!). Wyatt has been a few times and enjoyed himself! That prize went to a mom of a new player for our league! Just what I am wanting …a new female A-Leaguer! My nephew Austin Green won 4 passes for …How much fun is that!?? Austin is a great cousin to Wyatt. He helped ALOT w/ his cousin at the carnival! Thankyou Austin for stepping-up! Our FINAL ! Shane and his mom ( Wy’s weighted vest’ creator~& raffle donation!! ) won that! Shane was so happy getting his trophy he jumped in the air! Little did he know he’d be winning a bike SOON ENOUGH! I love it!


Trader Joe’s…SAN DIMAS, Frisella’s Roastery…GLENDORA, Numero Uno Pizza…PASADENA, LaVerne-Sierra Madre-Duarte PIZZA CO’s, SAN DIMAS & FREEWAY(W. Covina) Liquor, Little Joe’s FRESH MEX of ARCADIA, The Old Spaghetti Factory…DUARTE, Taco Ready…COVINA, HOUSTON’S Restaraunt …PASADENA, SUBWAY of SAN DIMAS/Via Verde, Undercovers (intimate Apparel) GLENDORA, KAILANI Jewelers…COVINA, Thematic Attic school supplies…COVINA, Candy Connection…COVINA, Glessners Pharmacy…COVINA, Bright Plaza Home Medical Equipment…WHITTIER, Phillips Ranch Pharmacy…PHILLIPS RANCH, Rosemary Johnson’s O.T. in MONROVIA, Covina CYCLERY…COVINA, Bicycle CENTRAL…GLENDORA, Perfect Tyme CLOCKS …GLENDORA Johnny’s POOL SUPPLY…COVINA! & LAST BUT NOT LEAST… !!!


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Our A-Leaguers are FEELIN IT ! The BUDDIES, The COACHES, The FAMILIES…WE are ALL FEELIN IT ! & What a good feeling IT IS!! It had been so long since I had been in a dugout, I had forgotten! FORGOTTEN?!! How I could have ?!…I’ll never know! Guess all these years in the “trenches” with this SYNDROME! You become a little weary…AUTISM is hard for the individual and even harder for the family! However, a little DUG-OUT “action” is going a LONG WAY toward healing that!

The feelings that go down on a baseball DIAMOND are transformative! Anybody that does’nt believe that…come on down to SAN DIMAS any given SATURDAY and watch the A-LEAGUE!! I firmly believe DUGOUTS are CHARACTER BUILDERS!! The game of baseball takes SUCH TEAMWORK!! As does AUTISM & ASPERGER SYNDROME!!! Our individuals RELY…on networks. NETWORKS of caring individuals…understanding, informed INDIVIDUALS. A Team mentality has always been pervasive ON THE SPECTRUM!

Teams that consist of Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Not to mention the real TEAM LEADERS…The SIBLINGS! We are “in the dugout “DAILY!! When we are not in the dugout we are driving to the rest of the team! A vast number of therapists and their appointments, social skills groups, Drs. visits and on and on! You could add as many to the TEAM that you or the state can afford!! The net you cast covers it ALL…or so you think!

NOW, with each and every BASEBALL OUTING…I am seeing something I have not seen before. Autistic kids “lighting-up” over seeing their FRIENDS! This A-LEAGUE is awesome! This…ON THE SAME TEAMFEEL!” I have no doubts that this will carry over to everyday life. These weekends in the DUGOUT are pointing our kids in the right direction. On the HIGHWAY to FRIENDSHIPS! The feeling that they don’t run those bases alone, their daily struggles are all WORTH IT! As our players round the bases knowing that their team is in the dugout rooting and waiting to SLAP FIVE!

Their THIRD TEAM!!! Not Mom & Dad or their Siblings…Not The Teachers or varied Therapists. Their FRIENDS ,their comrades the ones they are IN THE TRENCHES with! As they navigate their way around Our National Pastime with THEIR TEAM! Building SKILLS, HEART and CHARACTER in The Dugout!

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