Let’s Talk About Autism

I had an awesome time discussing autism with fellow mental health colleague Shevon Jones of The Mental Health Collective. Her podcast, The Helpers Tribe, helps shed a positive light on mental health and it’s Helpers https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tribe-of-helpers-podcast/id1495479856?i=1000469230618

Aaron Pays A Bill!

Last Friday, Aaron got a true taste of adulthood: he paid his very first bill! Aaron has been working for 6 months now. Although this is not his first job, this job is significant because he is maturing and learning more independent living skills, like paying bills. If possible, persons on the autism spectrum should…

Sibling Love

Ever thought about the relationship between a person with autism and their siblings? Is it any different than the relationship between typical siblings? Find out by reading Aaron and Me: Our Journey on the Spectrum. Bryant shares his life with Aaron, his older brother, who also has an autism spectrum disorder. Aaron and Me will…

The Story Continues

So, what happened next? Well, once we realized that Aaron’s speech and language were not developing in a timely manner, we started with testing to see what was going on. Between the ages of 18 months to 4, Aaron was tested a few times and given speech/language delay diagnoses. He also had difficulties with tying…

Our Journey Begins

As many people know by now, this is one of my favorite pictures of Aaron. We had him dressed so cute and so 90s! What the pic doesn’t show is that by the time this picture was taken, Aaron was no longer speaking. He was not yet 2 years old. Our journey started like many…