Archive for September, 2009

I Am Autism

September 24, 2009

A friend just sent me this video produced by Autism Speaks. Very powerful and kind of similar in tone to a blog post my wife wrote a while back. You can watch it below. I promise I’ll actually write a blog post soon that isn’t just somebody else’s video or article. But I guess there’s nothing wrong with showing some videos of hope, is there?

Touchdown!!!

September 23, 2009

Here’s another inspiring story I just came across about a young man with autism scoring his first touchdown for his school’s football team. I just love reading these!! You can read it at the link below.

Autistic player’s dream comes true as he scores his first touchdown.

Inspiring Video

September 14, 2009

I just love seeing hopeful videos like this one! My parents recently forwarded me this CBS News story about a young girl with autism who has found her voice through song. I think this one really resonates with me because our little guy is so into music too. Who knows, maybe one day he’ll be singing the national anthem at a game? I have every confidence that he can. The only thing that might hold him back isn’t autism…it’s the fact that our family is not historically known as being great singers!  🙂

Check out this story, it’s only a couple of minutes long.

Vote for Us in the Transitions Photo Contest

September 11, 2009

I need your help! I appreciate those of you who visit this blog even with my not-so-regular posts.  I know this is the lazy route, but I’ve just copied & pasted what my wife wrote recently, so here’s why I need your help….

Josiah has worn glasses since he was two, and they have Transitions lenses. We entered a photo contest sponsored by Transitions lenses to win $10,000, which we would use to help pay for Josiah’s biomedical treatments. They are also giving away $10,000 to the grand prize winner’s chosen charity. Ours would be TACA: Talk About Curing Autism, because they are a parent-led organization that gives grants to families who don’t have the money for treatments and special diets. I think that’s great!

So, here’s what I’m asking you to do:

Go to http://www.transitions.com/liveyourvision/, click on “view entries.” You’ll need to register to vote (it’s lame, but they won’t send you anything if you don’t check the box.) Once you’re in, go to the search box and type in “autism.” Look for the picture of Josiah in the car. We have three of them on there, but thought splitting the vote might actually be a bad thing, so please vote for the car.

Sorry their voting process seems a little clunky, but I appreciate you doing it for us! Also, you could spread the word to your friends on Facebook, etc just by giving them this blog link. Hey, be creative if you like. The contest ends October 15. I’ll let you know if we win! Thanks again, friends.

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Walk Now For Autism Preview

September 2, 2009

I recently did an interview for the station I work at which was a preview of the Minnesota Walk Now For Autism put on by Autism Speaks. The event is on Saturday, September 26th at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, MN for anyone interested. I went last year and was amazed at the turnout. 

Here’s the interview about the walk, autism in general, and Autism Speaks for your viewing pleasure….