sallyaverkamp

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8 years 51 weeks ago

Dear Sally,

I wanted to welcome you to the Autism One.
By becoming an active participant you can support and inspire others. Your sharing experience can lift other parents to help them move forward on this path. Autism can be challenging and puzzling. You can make a difference; together we can effectively resolve issues in a collaborative manner by addressing questions and providing feedback.
My son Jordan has made remarkable progress so please don’t ever give up hope!
Feel free to share your thoughts, stories and wisdom for we are all in this together.
To quote, Brandi Snyder: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
Should you need any further assistance or information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
rbrunett@autismone.org

Sincerely,
Rhonda Brunett
Autism One International Inc. Chicago Liaison

Will wrote:
8 years 52 weeks ago

Hi Sally
Let me extend to you my personal welcome to our AutismOne Social Network. First let me say that I think you have the perfect goal: "Complete recovery for both kids." We will say a prayer for you in that regard.
AutismOne is now the “one-stop-shopping center” for information about autism. We have the annual conference in Chicago, AutismOne radio, the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy and now the AutismOne Social Network (and more to come).
Thank you for filling in your profile entries as these help people with common interests find you.
Helping you interact with others is one of the many things we can do for you. Now here’s something you can do for us. Every new community requires a good hard kick start to get going. We need you to help us with that. Log in on a regular basis and read the blogs and articles then write a blog yourself. It can be on any subject of interest to you, preferably with some relevance to autism but not necessarily. It can be short or long, whatever it takes for you to express your thoughts. If you have a question then ask it in a blog--people read then they respond. If you see something with which you agree or disagree then please add a comment with your thoughts. This is an open community designed to help and support. We like to hear all sides.
I am looking forward to reading your opinions in future blogs and/or articles.
With my best regards
Will Price, CFO
AutismOne

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About Me

Name
Sally Averkamp
Location
Madison, WI
About Me
Relationship Status: 
Married
Hometown: 
Genoa, WI
Religion: 
Lutheran
Zodiac Sign: 
Scorpio
Children: 
Son--20, Aspergers Syndrome, Daughter--16, ADD & seizures
Education: 
BS--Art & Sociology
School: 
UW-La Crosse
Occupation: 
Graphic artist
A Little About Me: 

Master Gardener and work on public gardens (as a volunteer and paid jobs); husband is an architect.

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

Have two kids on the biomedical program and they have made important gains. We still have a way to go so I am interested in ALL developments in this area; been working on the biomedical for my kids since 2005 and it has helped in so many ways!

What I am Here For: 
Interested in helping my kids; they are 20 and 16 but they are responding well. As my son has gotten bigger, it is harder to control him so I don't know where we would be now if we had not started with this program. He was very depressed and so that means holes in walls, broken things, etc. Fortunately, most of that is a thing of the past, now.
Autism Help / Accomplishments: 

Have done many therapies; supplements, HBOT, OT, Fast Forward, and now NACD which is going well. NACD is not known well in the autism world but it is a non profit that improves the cognitive functioning of kids or adults. I can attest to its success (with both our kids)--see NACD.org.

My Daily Motivations: 

Watching my kids struggle and know their life will be hard if we don't help them.

Goals: 
Complete recovery for both kids.
Help to Give: 

anyone can contact me if they think I can help them.