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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops By Henry B. Adams

My son will be graduating this year and going on to college.
My wish is that we can offer you hope, this letter I sent to every teacher Jordan has ever had!

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops
By Henry B. Adams

For Jordan, this statement is so very true.

Thai 'Spider-Man' Saves Boy in Peril "AOL, an older story but it made me smile!"

Thai 'Spider-Man' Saves Boy in Peril

An everyday hero became a superhero to save a boy in distress.
Rescue workers got the call when an 8-year-old autistic boy had crawled out onto a third-floor ledge at a Bangkok special needs school, AFP reported. The boy was scared because it was his first day at the school, police said:

Knowing When To Let Go(:

One of the paradoxes of parenting is that you do your job as a mother or father, knowing your child will eventually leave you.

As parents we give our children two great gifts, one is roots and the other is wings. I’m forever struggling to find balance between offering support and stepping back to let my son learn from his own experiences and from his own mistakes. I need to trust in him and find the faith that the seeds I have planted have taken root, therefore, he can prepare for take off, spread his wings, and fly safely on his own.

Celebrations Changes in Routine Can Be Difficult

Sometimes the simplest changes in routine can throw a child with autism for a loop. For example, take the holiday season, most children have no school and the routine gets thrown out the window. Let’s talk about something’s that can throw a child out of his routine.
Because routine is very important these kids, they need a routine securely in place, allowing them to stay up later in the evening or get up earlier or later in the morning can create havoc in a child with autisms day.

No Blog, Just Wishing Everyone A Wonderful Christmas Day

Try not to stress.....

Some Surprising Unexpected Moments

Last night around ten in the evening, I was flipping thought the television channels.

A extra tidbit that I found interesting

Information from Designs for Health Science First.

These results leave me speechless.

Verbal apraxia, a condition often associated with autism, is a speech disorder in which a person has trouble saying what he or she wants to say correctly and consistently.

According to a recent, a group of autistic children who were given a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E demonstrated dramatic improvements in speech, imitation, eye contact, and behavior
Autism Therapy: essential fatty acids (EFA)

Answer to Autism Lifts Parents' Faith, Chromosome 15q duplication syndrome

Article that a friend sent to me by: Mike Porath

I will never forget the phone call. My wife put the doctor on speakerphone. We sat down and shared a hard look across the kitchen table.

"Well, we did find something unusual. It wasn't anything we were looking for. Your daughter's 15th chromosome has an extra part to it. It's duplicated. She has 47 chromosomes."

For two years we had visited doctors up and down the East Coast looking for answers. Annabel, a few months past her second birthday, still couldn't walk, spoke just a few words and rarely offered us a smile.

Happy Holidays to all our friends here at Autism One....

Dear Friends,

I wanted to wish you a Happy Holiday and bring you up to date on the Brunett Family.

I would like to reflect on my family’s year giving you a brief update on what has been happening with the Brunetts. Starting with Jordan, he is doing amazing. Rick and I couldn’t be more proud of him. He is having the best school year ever. His grades are excellent and he speaks highly of his teachers.

Thanksgiving Day Feast......we need your recipes

Thanksgiving has come a long way since the time of the Pilgrims and Indians. Today, it’s an opportunity to get the family together to watch football and feast of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and pumpkin pie. Sure, we know that you’re thankful when your favorite team "The Chicago Bears(: wins the big football game," but do you really take the time to verbalize gratitude for your family members and your friends?