Jackson decided to enter a Christmas art contest at the Duke Center for Autism. Here is his entry, “Christ has been born,” Prisma™ colored pencil on paper.
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 […]
Jackson’s website has tons of new gift ideas for the holidays. Check out holiday-themed travel mugs. bathmats, cards, posters, framed art, notebooks and tons and tons of great ideas. But…the way that all of this was possible was because of the dedication of a local Austin photographer—Sarah Teveldal. Our shop lives on Society6’s website and […]
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 […]
Please join our family this Sunday, February 11, in supporting Jackson in his quest to be a “big artist” with his FIRST GROUP SHOW at the Austin Public Library Yarborough Branch from 3 to 5 p.m. Drop in anytime during this window to meet the artists, view the work and grab a snack. The event […]
I like to ask Jackson about his new year’s resolutions each year. This year’s surprised me! Jackson, do you have any resolutions? “I think I might try going nut-free. I’m not allergic to nuts, but I’m devoting myself to stay away from nuts.” What else do you want to say about the New Year’s: “I […]
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!
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 […]
Jackson competed two weeks ago in our city’s Japanese language contest and WON FIRST PLACE for the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW! I marvel at how much progress he has made from the first to the third year in his ability to wait, his ability to not walk in and out of the room and […]