diane Hunter

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Rhonda Brunett (not verified) wrote:
14 years 21 weeks ago

Dear Diane,

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.

Rhonda Brunett
Autism One International Inc. Chicago Liaison

Will wrote:
14 years 21 weeks ago

Hi Diane
Let me extend to you my personal welcome to our AutismOne Social Network. 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).
I notice that you’ve not made any entries into your profile. Remember, this is a social network. Part of the function of a social network is to meet and interact with others who have common interests. Of course autism is a common interest. But there is more than that. Individuals like to know about a person before becoming a “friend.” That’s where the profile comes in. So whenever you can find the time, please fill in some of the entries of your profile. To do that just click on “My User Menu” next to the Welcome area on the right. From the resulting menu click on “Edit My Profile” and you will be in business.
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. 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

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(Post from my blog on After Autism) A young woman recently entered our family's life to help care for my son, Ian.
Member Since December 22, 2009

About Me

Diane Hunter
59 years
Los Gatos, CA
About Me
Relationship Status: 
2 boys, Ian and Lane
Owner and Mind-Body Coach, Afterautism
A Little About Me: 

I am a parent of a pre-verbal child recovering from autism. He is by far my greatest teacher. Being pre-verbal, he has taught me to tune into other areas of communication which translates to every other relationship I experience.

I was a stay-at-home mom for the first seven years of his life, often in a state of stress, fear and anxiety. I wanted to find another way of being and felt the calling to deepen my understanding and study with some amazing teachers including life coach Dr. Martha Beck, PhD, Byron Katie, mind-body coach Abigail Steidley and horse whisperer Koelle Simpson.

As a certified mind-body and equus coach I use both the lessons I've learned from my son and the tools I learned in my training to help parents find freedom from their emotional and physical pain. My mission is to help overwhelmed parents discover a sense of peace and develop a deeper connection with themselves and their child.

As an equus coach, I safely guide individuals through a unique experience with horses to: establish their own authentic leadership, learn the keys to overcoming fears, develop trust, and discover a unique insight to their communication skills.

To learn more, please visit my website. www.afterautism.com

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

To learn from this rich resource of community, grow and share what I've learned raising my son with autism.

What I am Here For: 
To connect with others who travel a similar path.
Help to Give: 

I help parents who struggle with the daily overwhelm of raising a child with autism find space and a sense of ease within their lives and discover freedom from pain.

Watch for my monthly article where I intend to provide relevant content that addresses the daily struggles in your life and provide ideas and solutions to help you find new ways to connect with your child and yourself. Ultimately, tools to help you discover your path to live life filled more with joy and ease rather than stress and overwhelm.