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Reply Lawrence Gordon
7:06 AM on August 7, 2013 
Sheila, What a pleasure it was to meet up at last. And too, now that Ashley has secured a 'place' commensurate with his needs. I hope he will be very happy in his new home and that you and your family are able to rest more easily knowing he is safe.
Best wishes

Lawrence XX
Reply sheila walsh
1:01 PM on August 6, 2013 
Hello to you all .. After 2 years I have finally navigated back onto this site.. Gosh what a couple of years it has been .. My Son Ashley moved into his residential home back in June 2011 .. Generally all went well.. I think the staff had the first meeting with an Autistic Young Man - Knackered, Exhausted, Lively were some of the comments ! BUT .. as he is preparing to re-locate to another home, more suited to his needs, the staff are saying how much they are going to miss his beautiful personality, mischevious ways & simplistic presence.. I will miss his carers & especially his Key Worker, but feel excited for his new move .. I look back and see how my Son has left a footprint in a lot of peoples hearts - who when they mention his name it is with a smile, and not a dread ;-) xxx
Reply Lawrence Gordon
4:32 PM on January 12, 2012 
Rachel Charles says...
great place for families to come for support!!! If I can ever be of help in the US please let me know. Rachel Charles
Reply Rachel Charles
4:26 PM on January 12, 2012 
great place for families to come for support!!! If I can ever be of help in the US please let me know. Rachel Charles
Reply AgregatorB
7:30 PM on July 3, 2011 
People who listen to music while they're sleeping, especially at times when they
Reply Trinity Clark
2:11 PM on April 28, 2011 
?Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.?

I often Think of this saying when I trial and era different protocol therapies for my son. Grattitude--as Susan B said is key. As I look over the journey from where we started to where we are now, there is much to be grateful for.

At 3years old Devon was nonlingual, without eyes contact and a good day was having 10 or less tantrums. At age six he was far too underweight, talking a bit for a mother's ear but an outsider amoung his peers.

At age ten---he is tall and of average weight, at grade level academically, makes eye contact without prompting, is too much of a wiz on computer and on a few occasions I had to bite my tongue not to ask for quiet---immediately thinking back to a time of disconnected silence.

I am so grateful for each day and each new milestone but the quest for more will never subcede or sequester my will.
Reply sue b.
3:55 PM on February 1, 2011 
Let's hear from some other members...I'm not the only one with questions, insight....thanks! sue Bernard
Reply Lawrence Gordon
10:03 AM on January 5, 2011 
Many thanks to the new members for joining our group, and welcome, and a Happy 2011.
Lawrence.
Reply sue b.
12:17 PM on January 3, 2011 
welcome to all new website members!! so incredibly glad to have you join in! we will all benefit by knowing and sharing with each other! [email protected] anytime as well...sue bernard in Pennsylvania, mom of Kyle, autism, 13 years old
Reply sue bernard
9:56 AM on December 3, 2010 
My 1`3 year old son has autism. I also suffered a stroke, 10 years ago. as Kyle's mom, I focus on gratitude, his abilities, my acceptance and work on patience and tolerance and compassion. I know we are exactly how we are for a reason and we are useful just as we are! Life is wonderful even when it's not easy. I empower all parents of special-needs children to know that you are entrusted with God's precious gifts...not just your children, but also your own gifts and talents for guiding these special spirits and yourselves into the kingdom. Peace always, Susan Bernard [email protected] anytime(in Pennsylvania) for support.