How do you do? My name is Tyler McNamer.
The long awaited sequel to Population: ONE is available to purchase!
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...
All of my life, I have been accompanied by adults. Sometimes I would think that I became an adult at an early age, but saying that out loud and thinking about it sounds incredibly wrong and rude. I was a child, just was with a lot of adults. Felt more comfortable with them because of one key important necessity. They understood. Understood what was going on and had the patience to go through with the hardship, even when I didn’t have the patience and the flexibility to handle myself and what trouble I have caused. Adults to me were like superheroes, and the children and teens my age were the sidekicks doing their best to become superheroes themselves.
There was one program that I did after school. A while later after the Grand Night Out, I did a program known as the ALP (Adult Living Program). No legacy is as rich as honesty, and I’m an honest person when I say: I hated it! LET ME FINISH… then I loved it! Wouldn’t be doing more adult stuff if it...