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14 years 5 weeks ago

Hi Shanika,
I saw that your son loves art, and thought you might be willing to help me jumpstart the conversation in a group I just started, Art for Autism. I hope you'll join!


nikapoo78 wrote:
14 years 17 weeks ago

thanks will and rhonda for all your support i feel so blessed to know that i am not alone and neither is my angel.

nikapoo78 wrote:
14 years 17 weeks ago

he says he does not and he gets nervous when i ask him but maybe if i take him to one he'll be more comfortable. thank you so much for writing.

Ed Arranga wrote:
14 years 18 weeks ago

Art can be a great way to interact. What type of art does your son do? We are in the process of setting up an art gallery. Do you think he might like to participate?

Will wrote:
14 years 18 weeks ago

Hi Shanika
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. 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

14 years 18 weeks ago

Hello Shanika,

My name is Rhonda Brunett, I am the mother of a sixteen year old son who was diagnosed with autism at three years of age.
I can offer support via email, blog or telephone.
It's crazy when you feel so alone, I do know that feeling all to well.
This web site is a great tool it has so much to offer!
I'm hoping you take advantage of the videos, blogs, power point's and we have some wonderful articles. The best feature isof coarse the parents and professionals who are ready and willing to assist you! Keep in touch and have a wonderful summer. What's left of it(:

nikapoo78 wrote:
14 years 18 weeks ago

I am searching for a support group for my 11 yr old son and i b/c he does not socialize with any one and he has no interest in any activities except art. i am looking for a way to get to know other families with children with autism to meet and get to know them I live in polk county 33884. and I welcome any suggestions.

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shanika henderson
45 years
winter haven,fl
About Me
Relationship Status: 
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2 boys
high school
kenwood academy
optical tech
A Little About Me: 

I have two wonderful boys and I am married to their great father, I love to sing to my boys, play around with my boys and just love life with my family.

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

I would like to have some support when I don't know where to turn when I get in a situation and i have no idea how to get out of or when i have no answers for my son's frustrations, i was informed of this website through a friend who's daughter has autism, i am so happy i found this website and to know me and my family are not alone.

What I am Here For: 
support and guidance and ideas
Autism Help / Accomplishments: 

new friends

My Daily Motivations: 

prayer and my children

to help me understand autism, and for my son to meet new people that he can have a comfortable friendship with.
Help Needed: 
local autism support groups as well as meetings and any type of mentoring.
soft ball, excercising
Books / Magazines: 
bible,crossword puzzles
nothing is impossible without god.
gospel, some r&b,
TV Shows: 
my wife and kids, steve wilkos, cheaters, trauma life in the e.r.
tyler perry, passion of christ, any funny movie
Inspirational Spots: 
Personal Heroes: 
God, my family.