Greatest experience ever… another one!
To see my daughter being a kid and learning the big lessons in life
Enjoy her creation, words, illustrations and expression of emotions…
Individuals in the spectrum are very literal
Explaining the concept of a raffle takes many efforts, subtleties and the classic be ready for the unexpected survival skill we parents – diagnosis or not – utilize quite efficiently…
At 9yrs old this became a fun experience, drawing it made it easier to handle…
Bottom line: Emotions shared and unwillingly comprehending she did not win and she has to deal with it…
A big plus… no behavior crisis, no torture for no one…
We continue… Enjoy!
My daughter is 9 years old.
My daughter has autism.
My daughter is proud of who she is.
As a parent I could not be more at peace, relieved, proud and accomplished.
This sentiment, being aware of it, is instilled at home. My day as a parent could have been as challenging as it can be, as complicated as it could get… yet, I’ll always make the choice to guarantee my daughter will hear from me, I am proud of her.
The source of pride is love which supercedes all confrontations with reality I may face. Yes, that unconditional love parenting promotes.
The source of pride is prioritizing what we are and how my actions will influence and/or impress my daughter.
I invite every parent to put aside – for a minute – all worries, source of pressure, frustrations we all face as we raise or care for our child/adult with a diagnosis. Say it with my daughter, say it with me – I am proud of me.
Do not miss the opportunity to communicate this powerful idea, thought with your loved ones.
Let me know how it goes!
Now I understand why Hollywood, Netflix, HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Broadway, etc. will not hire actors with a diagnosis, with obvious or mild challenges.
Video: Trolls and Friends The Musical, Dunedin Community Center, FL
In an attempt to entertain, the writing may reflect some of the realities faced by an individual who is considered to have limitations. But a trained actor is the one hired to perform the role of someone they have no knowledge of, they cannot relate to, many times, they don’t even respect who they are. This trained actor pretends to have a diagnosis and pretends to make others laugh or cry. Decent writing and marketing may save the show. This is pathetic, ridiculous and short sighted.
Continue reading Hollywood can’t handle talent with a diagnosis!
I thank everyone who is making these opportunities possible.
Town Hall — my intervention, segments from Autism and Employability parent panel — min. 23:28 – 29:04 and min. 48:38 – 49:14
Webcast – min. 4:04 – 4:39
The Happy Kingdom is getting ready for Christmas.
Yadira will host a special Christmas podcast – Yadira in the Happy Kingdom – and she will read your wishes.
Fill out the form and listen to my podcast!
I am a multimedia mom. Autism now guides my days. I was not interested in blogging. I was not interested in creating videos. My new world caring for my daughter with special needs has opened this unstoppable interest to share, discuss my ideas and realities. At some point, I want our life to be understood and respected.
As a parent, the decisions I make and made, need to be discussed, analyzed in future university courses. Employer training programs must include the input of parents — they will employ our offspring and their reactions to day to day business decision making is not part of their comfort zone —
What we survive with our kids/adults is unequal to anything parenting could bring to anyone’s life.
Our voices must not be drowned.
Our ideas, suggestions must not continue to be ignored.
Every blog entry. Every video I make. Every post I share. Every effort has the intention to make sure everyone realizes the success of our children/adults in the spectrum depends on what we do, what we allow, what we tolerate. We, the parents, facilitate and then we handle the over stimulation or meltdown at home.
We are survivors. We are caretakers. We love our children/adults.
Dear world… Listen to us – in any format we choose.
Parent… speak up, share your truth. Don’t wait.
Your raw, open, honest opinion is more than welcomed…
AUTISM REALITY or realities?
King Sun, a leading character, has autism. He must jump all the time. Even while doing speeches, while eating… yes, that is what he needs to do.
This study guide shall enhance the dialogue at home and in the classroom.
Future generations will be positively influenced by the thoughts and ideas presented.
We will share drawings and poems! Email them to: email@example.com