Announcement time!!!

I have decided this weekend that I will be writing a story about a man with autism and how each year has affected him from childhood and the announcement he was diagnosed as having autism, till the adult years with all the obstacles ossociated with normal day to day lives. The book is going to be called Andy’s autism journey. I want to based the book on some of my experiences as well as hearing your experiences on autism so the readers can get more of an insight to what the condition is all about. The writing will be as Andy sees it so it will be half diary, half viewpoint into his mind. Tell us your experiences with autism, any life changing situation and I can use them to complete the story even further. I’m very excited to get started on the writing, please do comment, share this to as many people as possible and together we can make this story a huge success 😃

When Words Hurt

Tammy Vice - Know The Hope

Recently, while Morgan and I were walking down an aisle at Walmart, we noticed a toddler fussing with his mom.  Just as we passed them, the little guy yelled, “NO!”  Morgan whipped around and said, “Oh Baby!  Do Not Do That!  You Scared Me!”  Needless to say, he stopped mid yell, eyes wide open, mouth shut.  Mom was pleased.  I blushed.  We both shared a knowing smile.  Whew.  With Morgan, what comes up, comes out.  Thankfully, this was a positive for everyone, even the startled toddler. 😉

One of the most difficult challenges for Morgan is something we call “trigger words”.  While her response to the child in Walmart was kind of appropriate, her response to these triggers can be anything but.   I’m beginning to understand that each of these words and phrases bring back an unpleasant memory for her.  Hearing them puts Morgan back in that moment, as if…

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