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From the author of Population ONE, comes a new book, Becoming ONE: Autism, Adolescence, and the Transition to Adulthood

From: Tyler McNamer
RE: My Second Book

Thank you for your help making my first book Population ONE a success. It's sold over 87,000 copies, and it's been on the best seller list for the last five years.  Most importantly it's improved the lives of those with autism by helping others to understand.  

I'm releasing my second book: Becoming ONE: Autism, Adolescence, and the Transition to Adulthood. 

Adolescence was one of the most difficult times in my life, becoming a young adult was even harder. I had to come to terms with being different, learn how I could use my differences to find my place in the world, then find and maintain relationships that would accept and support me. 

Professionals told me I would not live independently. Those limiting beliefs affected me deeply.  Thankfully with help of my parents, mentors, therapists, and friends, I now have the ability to live on my own.

My training for adulthood started in middle school. If you would like to help your child make the shift into young adulthood, now it the time to prepare.  The work you do now will have a profound effect on their future. 

Your child with autism has a tremendous gift to give.  They need your help to use those gifts to build a life they love.  In 50 chapters I discuss how I did that, and how your child can too.  I will help your child find their independence safely and happily. My book will help them not feel so alone, and provide hope for both of you. 

 Join me on my mission to help all with autism to gain their unique identity, become one with themselves, and find their place in the world.

Genuinely,  

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Understand how to prepare your child for adolescence and adulthood

Gain a perspective that can only come from a person with  autism that has progressed from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.

Help your child with autism not feel so alone

Adolescence brings heightened emotions, insecurities, and the desperate need to be accepted.  Knowing that another person has experienced the same feelings brings a greater chance of self-acceptance and confidence

Gain hope and confidence as a parent

Understand what your child with autism is experiencing as they progress into adolescence and adulthood and how to best manage their stages of growth.

HERE ARE A FEW EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK:

I have developed a fascination with how I can become more than I already am. It all started in middle school when I wanted to be something I was not. I wanted to expand, and I wanted to change. I know change can be more difficult for people who have autism, but if there is ever a possibility to thrive into the future, then knowing how to change while staying true to yourself is an art in itself in its own strange way.

 

 

During a meltdown, the super-senses switch to overdrive; I would become faster and stronger, and my body would even bend in abnormal places without feeling any pain. My adrenaline would go from zero to psycho in a split nanosecond, and what would happen would happen.

 

 

I had to learn more about compliments and insults. I didn’t know much about the difference between them, and I didn’t know how to respond or react to them. Insults generally lean toward the bad and compliments are more of the good. That seems pretty simple and basic. Unfortunately, I didn’t really recognize much of a difference when they would come my way.

 

Parents can transform children, and parents can transform themselves in the process. Everyone is learning different things at the same time, and we all choose a path that can either save us or destroy us. The choice is ours to make.

 

“Help me. Save me.”

Growing up with autism, those are the two sentences I always wanted to say out loud but just couldn’t. I was mostly non-verbal then, and I didn’t think people would understand if I were to say them. What could I do instead? Hold someone’s hand.

 

Once I learned how to master the hug with others by social cues, I felt like I had won the day! To me, it was a big deal, not because it felt good to have that kind of appreciation or because I have autism, but because there were so many times when I thought I was different and would stay different. But moments like these remind me that I have a place here, and the people who hug me want me to stay.

 

 

All of my life, I have been accompanied by adults. Sometimes I thought I would become an adult at an early age, but saying that out loud and thinking about it sounds incredibly wrong and rude. I don’t think anyone can grow up that fast. I was a child with a lot of adults around. I felt more comfortable with them because of one key factor: They understood.

 

As for being an adult, if I had the social skills, the proof that I’m worthy to be with others doing big things like nightclubs, night outs in the city, or anything to do with schoolmates, I would do something, but I just couldn’t. I felt like it was all wasted opportunities on my end, and I wished I could just do school all over, but that won’t happen because everyone’s gone and living their own lives because they had to grow up, too.

 

People tend to ask me quite often if I have a girlfriend or am in a relationship. I think sometimes when that question comes up, it’s like asking, “Is there hope for my child to get a girlfriend or a boyfriend?”

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What others are saying...

“I was eager to read about Tyler’s continuing adventures in Becoming One. He has proven that a positive attitude and a willingness to think through situations and then make course corrections as needed can help you live an amazing and fulfilling life no matter what perceived setbacks you may face. This is not a ‘how to live with autism’ book. It’s a ‘how to benefit from autism to the fullest extent’ book. Two thumbs up!”

Tyler R. Tichelaar, PhD and Award-Winning Author of When Teddy Came to Town

“Tyler McNamer’s Becoming One is the welcomed follow-up to his first book Population: One. In these pages, he continues to tell his insightful story of living with autism as he transitions into adulthood. McNamer offers a fresh perspective on autism that needs to be heard and embraced as we quit seeing it as something to be fixed and instead as something to be appreciated because it allows people to view the world in surprisingly different ways, and we can all be enriched by that. Tyler’s story is truly one of choosing to create your own destiny without letting anything stand in your way.”

Patrick Snow, International Best-Selling Author of Creating Your Own Destiny and Boy Entrepreneur

“I was totally captivated by Tyler’s book. I am amazed at how well he, as someone on the spectrum, can articulate the milestones that a family experiences while growing through the world of autism. Thank you so much, Tyler, for making this book available so others can be educated through your personal experiences. You have helped me grow as a person, and I will use what I have learned from you to help others, including my own family.”

Vicki L. Laraway, Systems/Community Advocate, Dakota Center for Independent Living

Some of the 50 chapters contained in the book:

 

 

Chapter 7: Compliments and Insults

Chapter 9: Hold My Hand

Chapter 11: Fears

Chapter 12: Taste Buds

Chapter 16: The Kingdom

Chapter 17: Independent Driving

Chapter 18: Adulthood

Chapter 19: Crowds

 

 

 

 

Chapter 21: The Rebellious Future

Chapter 25: Standing Tall

Chapter 26: Popularity

Chapter 28: Fidget

Chapter 29: Autism Can Be _________!

Chapter 30: Attention to Detail

Chapter 31: Curiosity

Chapter 32: Peer Pressure

 

 

Chapter 34: Emotions

Chapter 35: Disappearance

Chapter 36: Mom and Dad

Chapter 37: What Makes Me Fake

Chapter 43: Truth Is ____ Than Any Fiction

Chapter 45: Never Give Up!

Chapter 46: True Freedom

Chapter 48: Silence

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About the Author

Tyler McNamer

Tyler McNamer is an author and motivational speaker. Although he was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, he learned to overcome his challenges and embrace the unique perspective he could offer the world. It is this attitude that makes him a role model, particularly for those with autism or who may be perceived as being different. As Tyler puts it, I have been blessed with autism my entire life. I have chosen to accept my label of autism not as a disability, but as an extraordinary ability. Knowing that this viewpoint could help those who struggle with being different, Tyler decided to write a book to inspire others. At the age of 17, he published Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed. This remarkable book details Tyler's life with autism while encouraging others to overcome their own challenges and accomplish their dreams.  At the age of 26 he released his second book Becoming One: Autism, Adolescence, and the Transition to Adulthood. This groundbreaking book explores coming of age with autism, being different, and using those differences to create a life you love.

Having emerged as an up-and-coming voice in the autism community, he entertains thousands of people at schools, corporations, and organizations all over the country as a motivational speaker. He owns Autismworks, a company dedicated to making autism more workable for the people affected by it.

Since the writing of Population ONE, Tyler has been touched by the heartfelt comments, and hundreds of thousands of "likes" for his books, speaking, and his service to the autism community.

Help your child's transition into adolescence and adulthood!

I will autograph your personal copy, and send it right out to you. I will also continue to stay in contact with you and let you know how my mission is being accomplished.

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