This happened 13 years ago tonight (2/15/06) 🏀🏀🏀🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 One of my favorite stories ever. J-Mac was actually 18...disregard the caption. He was put in to hopefully score one basket and ended up with 20 points 😎😎😎💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 He was ‘hot as a pistol’ 🤣🙏🏼 He ended up winning an ESPY, meeting the president, writing a book, etc. He later became (and still is) a VERY accomplished distance runner, running the Boston Marathon in under 3 hours, and now is a fiercely dedicated coach to the same Greece-Athena basketball team. The coaching is actually where his legacy lies, and that was going to happen regardless of this game...but it was still a pretty cool night. 💯💯💯
"As time vanished, the days grew longer, and each shot became a realisation of reality, pushing the target even further away: That life is for single-players."
My current situation is very complex. I'm waiting. Constantly waiting for the society to act and give me the help and support I need. Each day is the same. I'm keeping myself busy writing and shooting, but it's hard reaching any goal when you're all by yourself. Each day makes it harder; to leave home and be surrounded by people. I feel isolated, disconnected.
I like being alone. But besides spending two months at gymnasium school this summer, I've been doing just about nothing the last two years of my life. Not many people at my age can tell the same story where I come from. Now I'm just waiting for things to happen while trying to reach an almost impossible goal all by myself. But society seems to have other things to tend to. They're damn lucky that I'm a patient woman. ~
Hoje foi dia do rolê dos manos!! Como o Romeo diz: "programa de homem" 😊😍
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Meu anjo tá grande demais! 💙Esses momentos a sós com um único filho são tão importantes ... muitos dizem que são fundamentais na criação e maturidade das crianças, mas eu digo que são igualmente importantes para nós, pais e mães!
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No meu caso, que são 3, principalmente! Quando tá todo mundo junto, só pra organizar a vida de todos, educar o básico e fazer as coisas andarem de forma funcional e normal gastamos cerca de 90% do tempo que temos! 😂😂 Nao sobra tempo pra ouvir cada um, estimular o que cada um tem de melhor individualmente, aprofundar alguma noção de vida/educação, então, muito difícil! . . .
Ainda mais por termos o Romeo, que pega uma pilha absurda e não desliga um segundo, sempre fica uma bagunça! Tenho certeza que quando eles crescerem vai ser exatamente essa bagunça o que mais sentirei falta...essa bagunça deliciosa! . . .
Mas, por outro lado, pra ter momentos únicos de edificação de caráter, tirar dúvidas, preparar pro mundo e pras besteiras que dominam o mundo atual, pra ensinar, pra gerar curiosidade, pra fortalecer a auto estima, o self, pra aproximar e contar histórias de Deus, pra poder fazer com que cada um se sinta único, como de fato são, é NECESSÁRIO, separar um dia pra fazer um programa a dois!
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E é simples!! Coisa de duas, três horas já fazem o serviço!! Digo isso pq sei que muitos pais acham que "não vai dar tempo". Tem que fazer dar!! . . .
Sempre falo: colocou no mundo? Então cria! Pra ser um ser humano fantástico! Daqueles que todo mundo gosta! Que quando entra na sala, todos ficam felizes!! Se todo mundo cuidar dos seus, o futuro fica mais cheio de esperança, mais animador! #FamilyFirst#autismo
Meet Rodney Jackson Peete!!❤️❤️ We call him RJ! RJ is 21 years old and living his very best life! 👌🏽 💯😆We are all so proud of him... Diagnosed with autism at age 3, he has fought and advocated for himself and others impacted by this difficult disorder.
When RJ was diagnosed we were told he would NEVER do so many things: speak meaningfully, go to mainstream school, play team sports, have friends, hold down a job, drive, or live on his own —-
One by one, RJ achieved all of these things -except the last one because I won’t let him move out yet - 😆 😢 🤦🏽♀️ (or have a girlfriend— because nobody’s good enough for him!)
What I love most about RJ is that he tries so hard. He had barely any friends growing up pretty much his entire life at school but now he works for the Los Angeles Dodgers and has a whole club house full of friends! Parents of kids with autism will tell you this is one of the hardest things ever-watching their kid growing up not having any friends and any real social circles.
Later on in life-Like many young adults with autism it was difficult for RJ to find a job but when the Dodgers took a chance on him it was a game changer for his life. And now he’s headed to spring training this weekend in Arizona to kick off his fourth season with the #dodgers🙏🏽⚾️Having purpose and meaningful employment absolutely made him more confident and happy!!🙏🏽💕 RJ is our miracle. I can’t wait to share more of RJ’s journey on #MeetThePeetes season 2 which premieres February 24 on @hallmarkchannel!! Please watch or DVR and spread the word to other people affected by autism who might find RJ’s story inspirational. Thank you so much to Hallmark Channel for allowing us to have this great platform to show how special and amazing people with #autism are!! #Peeties#hallmarkies#autismawareness#autismcompassion
I don’t like #publictransport 😖 there are too many people, too much noise and the movements and motions make my head hurt and body feel funny 😞 my mum got a driving licence and daddy got us a car so that we don’t have to use the bus and train anymore. But sometimes we have no choice. Like this day we had to go to #greatormondstreethospital so I had to be brave. My friend #SuperMario helped to keep me calm for the journey. And mummy let us wait for a train that wasn’t as busy. Mummy also prepared me for the journey with some #visuals and #socialstories ... she says I was very brave ☺️💙 #tfl#sensory#sensoryoverload
Just letting you all know that we are actually ok ( regardless of what it may look like when I’m chasing my kids across the school 😬😅) albeit we are still finding our feet a bit and trying to find our place in this new routine - the sensory overload is real - we are also making the most of our ‘me’ times, and enjoying the patches of quiet!
Forgive me please if for the next couple of weeks I don’t stop to say hello, or have to run off half way through a conversation. Forgive me if I don’t reply to your message for a few days, or at all 🤦🏼♀️. Forgive me, please, if I ask you to repeat something you’ve already told me 5 times. I will get there. We will get there.
It’s looks, and feels, a little chaotic at the moment but there is a light at the end of the tunnel - it’s just a whole lot of NEW, with a whole lot of BIG emotions to go with it.
Wish us luck as we head into what will be another HUGE week, with what I’m sure will be filled with plenty of ups and downs, but also plenty of small, BIG wins 🙏🏼
Hello 😌 I’m Chayce. Im 5 years old and when I was 2, I was diagnosed with autism... along my journey we have constantly been told about all the things I can’t do. But we have been working super hard and mummy and daddy have been cheering me on 💪🏽 we still have a long way to go. But I’ve made so much progress.. from mute and uncomfortable in social settings - to a chatterbox with lots of friends... I even eat some vegetables now 🥦🥕😜and not just white and beige plain food 🥖🧀🍟 though pepperoni pizza will always be my fav 🍕😍
My mum has always shared my story on her page to try and help spread awareness. But she says I should have my own space for my story to be told 💁🏽♀️🙋🏽♂️ #autismawareness#hiddendisability
meet JACK KNIGHT, an autistic who dreams of running races. his mother, DIANE, wanted to put a friendship bracelet in the race pack, as a thank you to those who would run with jack at the mercedes half marathon. when she found me and messaged me earlier this year on @etsy, asking if it’s possible to make such bracelets with short deadline and everything, i said yes right away, knowing i’m in for a great cause. the marathon was last week, but my heart is still so full 💙
congratulations on crossing the finish line, jack! and to diane, thank you for sharing your family’s journey with me, a stranger from another part of the world 💛❤💙 #dakotaandknottings#dakotaknottings#friendshipbracelet#etsy#autism#autismawareness
A ver ¡que levante la mano las mamis de peques azules con trastorno de sueño!!!
Es muy común que nuestros peques tengan trastornos de sueño y es un palazo para todos... algunos autores cifran en 80% y otros en 70% de incidencia, pero la verdad es que es muy común y casi ninguna mamá sabe que no eres la única ¡somos la mayoria!
Mi peque toma algunas medicinas para que lo ayuden a dormir y a mantenerse dormido, pero como le doy lo mínimo, a veces no duerme completo y cuando ocurre es terrible para todos... para él porque no se le fijará nada en las horas de terapias, tendrá un mal día en el cole, la profe se debanará los cesos para que él pase un buen día en el cole... y no hablemos de los padres que estarán zombis otro día más.
Dormir es muy importante para su desarrollo, para su apredizaje, así que pregunta a tu neurólogo o pediatra que puedes suministrale porque el sueño en tu peque es muy muy muy importante, es mejor dedicarlo y que aproveche al 100% las terapias, que dejar que el tiempo lo regule, porque es probable que el tiempo no lo regule, él no va a aprovechar el aprendizaje diario, y tú vas a estar hecha polvo y con poca paciencia.
Hoy se despertó a las 6am y yo me acosté pasada la media noche... pero al menos él durmió 8 horas aunque mami no lo hizo... así que consulta y ataca el trastorno, que al menos eso se puede atacar con medicinas y es mejor hacerlo pues los beneficios para él pesan mucho más que los efectos secundarios. .
¡Sí se puede!!! Y si sobre todo con mucho café.... 😂😂😂
701 hours ago
Totally what I do all day while the kids are at school....Ha, if only!
Two weeks into term I’ve had one or another of my children ’unable’ to attend school, 3 school meetings for one child and 2 for another! And yet the child I was most concerned about, who had a lot of “pre” school planning between school and I, has surprised us all and is loving being a big school boy in Prep!
I am my children’s biggest advocate! My kids each have special needs; be they medical/learning/social/emotional...every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them and encourage them to be the best they can be.
...but here’s hope tomorrow they ALL attend the school day 🙏🤭😉
This is Christopher two years ago! TWO YEARS! Christopher attended pond meadow, a school that is solely for children on spectrum. They have our family a life line. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE click the link in my bio and donate what you can do we can give back to them. The older children their would be thrilled, even a penny would make a difference. X