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Quarantine Life

Jake and I had another fight over something seemingly innocent such as the use of flour. Jake was using the last of the flour to make...

Guiding during COVID-19

Jake was having a hard time adjusting to life during the pandemic and all of the restrictions and routine disruptions that came along...

Autism Mind Body Self

Before we began RDI Jake was not a very good apprentice and I was not a very good guide to him. I loved him and he loved me, we had a...

Respecting the Autism #redinstead

It is a scary time right now with COVID - 19. As Jake has said, in the video below, it is not just about the worry and stress of getting...

Gratitude During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been really stressful for me. It’s not just because of the COVID-19 virus that’s spreading, it is because of...

Redefining #Autism

I love the new post about redefining autism from RDIConnect and Dr. Gutstein, founder of RDI, Relationship Development Intervention. Dr....

Jake & "The Autism"

Lately, I have been wondering whether I should say autistic student as opposed to student with autism. Not being autistic myself I want...

#Autismmemes

As long as I can remember people have been telling me what Jake can and can not do. Their justification for this was that I was in...

#GaryVeeChallenge Accepted!

Jake and I feel strongly about autism and RDI. We know that RDI has changed both our lives. One of the major outcomes of doing RDI is...

New Driver Alert!

If you know Jake, you know he loves dogs, especially pit bulls. Jake volunteers every week at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Cent in Madison...

Get out of the road!

Recently Jake had an incident (Dr Gutstein calls this a “happening”) with his friend where he was walking in a parking lot in front of a...

Halloween

Halloween in our suburban town is so fun. I have wonderful memories of mild Fall Halloween nights trick or treating with our family....

Quality of Life

When we got the autism diagnosis it was shocking and scary. I should not have been shocked, there were many clues, but it was shocking...

Moments of Connection

I recently interviewed Jake for his Youtube channel so viewers could get a glimpse into his past to see where he was and how far he has...

Love and Autism

Throwback to our presentation at the Love and Autism Conference in 2017, the very first conference Jake and I presented at together! We...

Happy New Year!

Whether we love them or hate them New Year’s Eve is a time of reflection as well as resolution making!! We work on goal setting as part...

Welcome to Jake's Take On Autism

So proud of Jake to put himself out there to inspire others with his story. Jake has two presentations under his belt: Love and Autism...