Rhonda Brunett

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8 years 37 weeks ago

It's been what seems like forever since I've returned home to Autism One.. Hello Autism One Peeps.....

davidgrey67 wrote:
13 years 1 week ago

Hey Rhonda, while reading through your whole bio and everything I can't help but say that you truly are a great person and I hope you get through life smiling all the way. :)

- David from drafting chair

CarolShikany wrote:
13 years 28 weeks ago

I am Carol Shikany. My 19-year-old daughter, Tanya, has autism. I have 2 ENORMOUS REASONS for attending the AutismOne Conference that may be of high interested to you:
1st, I am inviting you to consider being part of the WHOLE HEARTED THRIVAL CENTER FOR AUTISM=A place to help Adults with autism THRIVE IN THEIR LIFE FOR A LIFETIME. I am attending the conference to connect with others who are like-minded and want to join their expertise with the center/centers. The plan is to have several of these centers around the country. We want it to be an amazing (physical) hub, focusing primarily on young adults who have autism; helping them to thrive in the community and in Life. We are now in the process of gathering the needs, wants and desires of the young autistic adult; creating these fabulous centers primarily for them and secondary for their families and caregivers. The WHOLE HEARTED thrival center strives to be a loving center to excel in meeting their needs, wants, and desires in the most beneficial,, successful and harmonious way. I am open to many areas of needs and desires that the autistic adult would like to have in their center. Below is the list of the possibilities we are developing and I am hoping the conference will add and help it come to fruition in the most amazing ways:

• Community housing/ a place to productively live together for autistic adults
• Franchisable facility prototypes around country
• Equine therapy and stables
• Labyrinth, meditation and reading library area
• Group home center outside and within the centers
• Franchised entities connected to each
• Sibling counseling/family outings
• Recreational facility connected to each for families (bowling, Ping-Pong, pool tables, movies, gardening)
• "Thrivers" thrift store COOPERATIVE to work and create art
• Music area, instruments singing and dancing, stage for plays
• Docu-drama movie on autism/produce/direct/distribute
• Their own Website of wants and wishes/with their own webinar productions
• Kiosks of specialist and other specialties
• Computer learning lab
• Cooking and nutrition
• Dynamic Website about center
• Dynamic Website for the autistic person as primary audience to use for their own needs
2nd Enormous reason for attending the Conference is sharing the great success that MaxGXL supplement is giving my 19-year-old autistic daughter, Tanya, on a daily basis. I am taking it as well. The benefits have been super for both of us! I encourage you to listen to a recent recording of a tele-seminar regarding this supplement as discussed by Dr. Allen.
Log on to: http://budurl.com/BrainBreakthrough Dr. Allen explains the benefits of glutathione with autism spectrum disorders, Aspergers syndrome and other brain disorders. Dr. Allen is an international researcher and practitioner in natural health and nutrition and has been in practice for more than 30 years. After receiving her doctorate in nutrition, Dr. Allen further trained in neurokinesiology and brain-stimulation techniques. She is recognized for her practical approach to health regarding natural and alternative methods of stimulating permanent changes in the brain as a result of dyslexia, ADD, autism, Aspergers syndrome, learning disabilities, academic and behavioral issues, and brain injuries.
From the Heart, Carol Shikany 612-804-4037 imagine@artinheaven.biz For more information on Max please visit my website is: www.expand-health-wealth.max4u.com

Jing wrote:
13 years 43 weeks ago

Hi! I am new in this site and I still have some problems navigating the site. I would like to thank you for the add and for leaving message. I appreciate it very much your warm way of reaching out to fellow parents with child on the spectrum. I hope I could learn more and get the support from other parents through this site. And I also hope I could inspire others in my own little way on my journey with my precious son and me.

Again, thank you!

Peanutsmommy wrote:
13 years 46 weeks ago

Hello, and how are u? I am trying to make myself a little more familiar with this site but I still ahve problems with it, hope I getthe hang of it soon! lol

Nat.Asha. wrote:
13 years 46 weeks ago

Dear Rhonda, Thank you!!! Your story is truly magical :)) I'll try to contact your "angel". It's really nothing to loose:)))) Have a good day! Natasha

Nat.Asha. wrote:
13 years 47 weeks ago

Hi Rhonda, Thank you for your welcoming letter and friend invitation! If you ever have time, could you, please, share your experience on how you published the book? I made a photo project about autism and looking for a publisher... All my blessings!

Peanutsmommy wrote:
13 years 48 weeks ago

Thank you and I hope to get to know you more, I bet I can learn lots from you! I will be asking lots of wuestions os be prepared!

Lisa Rupe wrote:
13 years 51 weeks ago

Thanks Rhonda - I'm going to add the Vitamin E.

14 years 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the welcome. I'm sorry you had to figure so much of this out on your own. I'm often grateful we're at least dealing with this at a time when there are so many resources.

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Member Since April 30, 2009

About Me

Rhonda Brunett
62 years
Carol Stream, Illinois
About Me
Relationship Status: 
Here For: 
Carol Stream
Zodiac Sign: 
Jordan Michael Brunett
Community College of DuPage
High School, Lake Park
Hairdresser 30 years, Speaker, Author
A Little About Me: 

I am the mother of a seventeen year old son "Jordan" who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of three, He is my proudest accomplishment!
Currently I am the Chicago Liaison for "Autism International Association, Inc.
I have a radio program that can be heard the first Thursday of every month on "Autism One Radio." It is called Unlocking the Door to Autism.
Other involvements with Autism, I am a speaker providing workshops and conferences with a team of educators in the Chicago area. The Author of the book - From Autism To All-Star, (www.autism2allstar.com) a personal journal of parenting Jordan.
I also am a Parent Consultant, helping parents who are struggling with the educational system for the rights of their child.

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

I feel a very promising future is in-store for Jordan.
Through intensive work with special educators and related service providers, Jordan has effectively been included in our neighborhood schools, and has not needed the therapeutic educational setting frequently required by students with autism. Jordan aspires to attend college and become a sports broadcaster. This has been a long road for my family, if you can take anything from our experience and use it to the benefit of your own child, its yours to keep....

What I am Here For: 
To share my personal experiences or what ever I can share that may assist you in your journey with autism.
Autism Help / Accomplishments: 

My child was born in 1992 when I found out Jordan was three years old and there was nothing I could find on autism but doom and gloom.....
Two books provided me with some form of hope, Temple Grandin's first book (Emergence Labeled Autistic) and Donna William's first book (Nobody Nowhere) that was it! I drew hope from my own mothers experiences. My mothers youngest child was very challenged. My sister Sue was born with a rare form of epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and brain damage. Mother was told that Sue would be a vegetable and should be institutionalized.
Mother couldn't foresee that way of life for my sister Sue so she went to extreme lengths to help her, Going door to door asking for volunteers to help with therapy working 15 hours a day for 8 years non-stop therapy people in our house at all hours it was crazy... Guess what, The Doctor WAS WRONG, Sue is not a vegetable far from it.

My Daily Motivations: 

I was told we manifest what we think ABOUT!
From that point on, I always believed and remained positive even when times were hard.

I would love to continue to present to college students, teaching in-service workshops, and do what I can for anyone who might need my advice, I am a team player..... I rarely say no.... unless Jordan needs me at the moment. My main goal is to make sure Jordan gets into and though college.
Help Needed: 
Lets all help each other and work together this is a partnership not a competition.
Help to Give: 

If you have questions ask me, if I don't know the answer to your question,
I will try to help you find it!

How Can I Be Contacted: 
By Email; r.brunett@autismone.org
My Credentials: 

Life Experience, Author, Speaker, Radio Host.

Workout with weights, Yoga,
Books / Magazines: 
The Autism File, The Autism Perspective Magazine
Be the change you want to see in the world(:
TV Shows: 
Mindless TV
A Star is Born
Inspirational Spots: 
The Ashram, spending time with my Guru Hersh
Personal Heroes: 
My son Jordan(: