When a person with a disability begins to “age out” of school, this can be a very stressful time for everyone. One of the ways that families/schools work together to help someone like Jackson or anyone that is enrolled in special education within the United States is to create a “transition plan.” We (his family […]
Well, friends, it’s the end of another school year. At this time of year, I always take stock of how far we’ve come and how much we still have to accomplish, Jackson and me, on his march to independence. We have three years left to achieve this before we are done with public school. All […]
To be encouraged by the chances of people on the autism spectrum being gainfully employed one day, read “Why the Australian Defence is Recruiting Cyber Analysts on the Autism Spectrum,” written by Robert D. Austin, Michael Fieldhouse, Aiyaswami Mohan, and Peter Quinn in the December 07, 2017 issue of the Harvard Business Review. This is one […]
Hello Friends, It’s almost that time. Time to buy Jackson’s holiday-themed art for your loved ones for Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa! Here is the link. We have hosted Jackson’s store on Society 6 as it makes everything super easy for us. More details on Jackson’s Facebook and Instagram accounts! Happy Holidays to all!
This Monday, our son Jackson, an amazing artist who also has autism, and who adores Ellen DeGeneres and her show is getting the chance of a lifetime–to be in the studio audience for The Ellen Show! To say he is happy is an understatement. He has been watching the show and being positively influenced by […]
Jackson has now reached the age where our state has “transition services” as a part of his IEP planning. So, that means that we are busy, in Jackson’s world trying to get him ready to perform some kind of skill for money…you know, go to work! So, we set up this website where we sell […]
A part of being a “big artist” and a working artist is to have art shows. To that end, Jackson was invited to show his work at a local salon and despite the amount of work this entails, we jumped at the chance to show off Jackson’s work. We are teaching Jackson about the skills […]
All day long, every day, Jackson is “working” on projects in his office. (His father and I created what we thought he would use as an art studio, but he quickly dubbed it, “My office.”) Most days, he goes to school or camp, pays attention as best he can, and yet as soon as he’s […]