Designated Driver. A New Season. A new Drive. Empowering Parents Dealing With Autism

Sorry folks but honestly Holidays are not fun for most families dealing with Autism. Stress strain of finances, juggling diets, patterns and preferences, and dealing with an ignorant world. I spent the season relatively quietly. As a manager by trade and a chess player by talent, I like to know where I am going. My wife will tell you that I am all over the place in the day to day but actually my dreams, hope and vision long term is alive and well. The sad part is, when I set out a plan to solve the pandemic of Autism by 2030, I did not realize how many of our children would surpass us in height and how sore our backs and arms would get changing teenagers diapers. Today I would like to briefly touch on what 2011 will bring attitude, empowerment, understanding and voice. We are winning the war but there are still too many casualties and not enough hospitals.

I am just a simple Dad but if my calculations are right about 95% of the population now grasp the fact Autism is a pandemic. 5% do not grasp anything. 25% percent clearly understand that vaccines are involved. 51% understand now there is environmental insult involved and about 20% waffle but know in their heart we did this to ourselves. Faced with the facts, I have never had a confrontation, debate or discussion where I lost. So if ever you are in a online discussion, at Facebook, a blog site or twitter just ask for an assist and myself or the reserves will be on the way to help. I know friends now that have been at this for over thirty years. It is time for our voice to be heard. With the above statistics behind us, it is time to take the reins of power and do something more.

I know we all are involved in many worthwhile local efforts but lets benchmark this years AutismOne as a coming out party. We are not going to play nice anymore. Over the holidays I watched the movie Charlie Wilson's war it had quite a few moments that could be related to our secret war...

"Why is Congress saying one thing and doing nothing"
"This is probably the most heroic resistance to tyranny in modern history"
"All these things have happened, and they were glorious…and then we fucked up the end game"

We are now facing the end game.

It is time to turn the tide, use the stamina of our warriors who have battled over thirty years, the knowledge of those of us hitting our stride with 10 to 20 years fighting and energy of the newly initiated. Also bring into the fold and welcome the new warriors to the scene the newly recovered and siblings now of age to speak for themselves. As our movement grows exponentially, 2030 should not be the dream. 2015 will be the year of implementation for ALL.

I know I am a dreamer, philosopher, and arm chair quarterback... Many have called me names, noise, and have asked me why I waste my time. On New Years Day I past my 35,000th tweet with this

TannersDad 35,000 Happy New Year God Bless 2011 Do not be satisfied w Sound Bites and Feel good stories about #Autism DEMAND ANSWERS #FAY #TPE #UWAC
2:27 PM Dec 31st

#FAY Stands for Feel Autism Yet? #TPE Theme Park Earth Some just ride the rides others clean up the park and #UWAC is Unity Within Autism Community One World One Voice Our Loved Ones.
We are empowered to take action. Take stock, Reload, and come to AutismOne. TannersDad Tim Welsh Autism and Vaccine safety Advocate.


What can you do today...
If you are a parent... Love your child unconditionally. Do not let your child feel they are any less because they cannot communicate the way we do or look after themselves. Do not forget to look after yourself and your significant other. ( If you don't have one find one...There is someone out there for everyone. You deserved to be loved also). Join a church. Speak to your friends. Keep up the good fight.
If you are Friend... If you have resources please consider supporting Generation Rescue as they move the agenda towards services and support programs. If you do not have financial resources provide respite services... Babysit, go with a parent to the grocery store, or running errands. Be there to listen.
If you are a Parent dealing with a loved one on the Autism Spectrum Protect them with Layers and Layers of love, information, fences and locks. Go to and Learn and support.
If you are in the medical community it is time to wake up and do something...
If you are in the insurance industry it is time to make the people responsible pay...
if you are in the media it time to tell the truth...
If you are in the government it is time act...
If you are in education it is time to educate...
If you are in a religious community it is time to rally the troops to support families...
If you are involved in a Autism group please invite them to join the Move to Heal Autism By 2030 (MTHA)
If you are in contact with amanda peet and have a child with Autism invite her over to experience our lives first hand and but out of our childrens and the future of others children.
If you are impacted by autism (that means you are part of the human race) Join me in the fight. Join the social media world with your own cause or mine. Make a difference in our world. now. State your change! Then make it happen.
If you happen to have some sleeping pills, sleep ideas for children with autism, or want to come spend the night let me know.... I need a nap.
Say a prayer for all those dealing or not dealing with their "Autism Like" conditions.
On Twitter #FeelAutismYet #TruthFirst #Autismabc #APE #Autism #BFH #Tahml #HDTJ #HC09 #PMB @TannersDad #UWAC #WEAP
If you are in the pharmaceutical industry it is time to pray...
If you or a family member in the Military are impacted by Autism help me promote a meeting between Angela Warner from and Michelle Obama
People it is just time to deal with Autism.... And we will Everyday and At AutismOne in 2011!

How much longer…

You are one powerful voice

You are one powerful voice leading by example. Thank you for all that you do, say and are!