My heart’s beating a little faster because we’re celebrating our love for those on the autism spectrum. Every day, for the next 14 days, I’m going to feature one of our favorite authors, apps, and organizations as a countdown to a huge giveaway of their products. (Now I can feel your heart beating faster too!) Have fun learning about them …and don’t forget to enter the giveaway. (Entry form at the end of this post. Lots of ways to earn extra entries too.)
My journey as an autism warrior has not been easy, but I am proud of the positive impact we are making in the world. Our hilarious book, Unintentional Humor; Celebrating the Literal Mind® teaches about the literal mind which is common for many people with autism. Our true stories and original cartoons provide insight into the communication challenges and “Unintentional Humor” of autism.
Over the 2 years we have taken our message on the road. Brent, Jessie (our yellow lab) and I have visited 21 states and traveled over 20,000 miles in the Celebrate Autism van and RV. Brent’s sister Jenny was with us for half of the journey!
After Brent graduated from high school, I realized that I needed to create opportunities for Brent. I decided to use two of my strongest assets, my business skills and my sense of humor. Together we collaborated on a book about the humorous stories that follow a literal interpretation of language (very common for people with autism). Our book, Unintentional Humor; Celebrating the Literal Mind® was published in 2012.
After our book was released, Brent began to recognize that people enjoyed meeting him and asking him questions about living with autism. He became more comfortable sharing his story with others and today he experiences success and personal joy as an inspirational speaker. I never imagined such a wonderful outcome from our humorous book!
Autism has made my life everything that it is today and I wouldn’t change it, even if I could.
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Our premium sponsor is Sensory Goods, a family-owned company founded to meet the needs of people affected by developmental disorders. They are graciously donating a Custom Weighted Blanket as our grand prize! The winner will have the opportunity to pick the weighted blanket that will best fit his/her family’s needs. Their profile will appear on Day 14. (Includes shipping to US. Value up to $205.99)
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