From: Tyler McNamer
RE: My Book Population ONE: Autism, Adversity and the Will to Succeed
Thanks for taking a minute to learn about my book. I wrote my book to help people understand what it's like to have autism. Individuals with autism have a tremendous gift to give. I'm 19 and I've been blessed to have autism my entire life... I actually call it awesome'ism.
I was diagnosed with autism at age 2. I communicated with a series of frustrated noises and physically "acting out". I started forming words at age 6; I was not able to speak in full sentences until I was 12.
I've been called a retard, dumb, and disabled. I've been bullied, picked on, and made fun of. They put me in "special" classes, and told me that I should not expect to reach my goals. I could not understand why people were so cruel simply because I was different. I process information and see the world differently.
I've chosen to accept my label of autism, not as a disability, but as an extraordinary ability.
I wrote my book, so that those without autism could understand how my autistic mind works. I would like to give you a front row seat to my life, mind, and my special way of looking at the world. I'm in a unique position to help others understand what it's like to have autism. I know what it's like to be trapped inside myself.
Over the years, and with a lot of help from my teachers, I now have the ability to speak. It's now my responsibility to share my insights with others. Hopefully my experience will help others affected by autism, to find their voice as well.
I am on a mission to help people understand Autism. I am on a mission to overcome the label that many with autism have suffered with for years.
I hope that my writing, and the 50 chapters in my book will help people better understand those with autism; I would like to help them to have a better life.
I stand for those who do not have a literal voice. I know what it's like to not be able to speak. If you would like to understand autism, from someone that has it please buy my book. Join me on my mission to help all people co‐exist together as a Population of One.
Don't Take My Word For It
"Myra and I received our copies of your wonderful book this morning, for me it was hard to put down your book to order 5 more copies. I have not even finished your book yet but the way you explain things really puts things together in my mind on ways to reach out gifted souls. THANK YOU TYLER!"