~ REAL BOLD LOVE.~ ✝️ 🙏🏼❤️ @glowchurchgc 💙🧩 Thanks Lauren @lauren.thirlwall for introducing us to glow. For opening the doors of love to flood back into our Hearts. Life gets busy we slowly forget to listen as life gets loud. But when everything that once seemed a lot easier when living amongst his holly spirit has yet once again become harder to bare when taking our focus away from his love, we are forced to stop and listen once more as our hearts open we remember the reason why we are here. We walk in faith we set our eyes on only him we become love again we praise it boldly as we live as real as it gets our Tonna tribe can only survive with the love of Christ as he gathers us together our love shall conquer all obstacles that come our way. ~ 💜✝️ #tonnatribe#wearelove#heislove#glowchurch#hope#faith#walkinginhisgrace#glory#autism#autismawareness#autismday#asd#familyofautism#adhd#newlife ❤️❤️
Snuggly bunnies and happy rescue ponies.
Happy Easter- be kind.
1 612 hours ago
my heart is so full.. I had an engagement shoot this evening, they’re actually friends of ours, and at the end when we were parting ways, sweet Jordan handed me this! I am so blessed to be surrounded with the greatest of people. Thank you so much for thinking of me. Everyone knows anything along the lines of autism is near and dear to me. Adore you, @jordann_alexisss & zac! Thank you SO much! 😭😍🦋🧩 #untilallthepiecesfit#autismmama#asd#blessed
To many this looks like a moment where mum gets to steal some cuddles from her boy. And in a way, yes it is. •
But what I was doing here was far more strategic.
We were attending the lights show at Disneyland and everyone was crowded onto the streets to watch. There was noise, lights & lots of people. Perfect combination Oliver needed for a meltdown. I could see it coming. He was growing increasingly agitated. •
Pressure is Ollie’s thing to bring him out of that state. So I took to the ground, he happily sat with me and I wrapped my arms around him and squeezed him tight.
This was enough to help him reset, enjoy the show and get home. •
Point here... mums if you have a babe with special needs, don’t stop doing everything. Step out and go for it... and take with you strategies to help along the way! Don’t be afraid to fail... we all do sometimes! But try again! •
I am so grateful we tried that night... cause once the light were on and the fireworks were going, Ollie LOVED it! • #autism#autismawareness#autismmum#disneyland#disneylandcalifornia#disneylandshow#strategies#asdstrategies#asdstrategiesinaction#asd#speechandlanguageimpairment#nothingholdinghimback
1 182 hours ago
I’m not a super model, or anything of the sort, but I am so so much more than my clothing size.
My body has seen me through domestic violence, loosing my family, raising special needs children, travelling across the country, isolation, inner turmoil, higher education and so much more. I m so proud of what my body can do. I may never be comfortable in my skin, but I am proud of my body and what it can do, and there is a difference #proudofmyself#notamodel#singlemumlife#domesticviolence#asd#autismawareness#singlemumofasdboys
It was really good time with friends!Thank you Andy so much✨
See you soon!AYAYA!
1 452 hours ago
My sister is the most loving person I know.
In her 26 years, I’ve never heard her say a single negative thing about anyone. Despite all the rejections over the years, she shares herself completely.
She is autistic and struggles with OCD and anxiety. She has been rejected so many times to the point where she thinks she’s lacking in some way.
When I look at my sister’s beautiful soul, I know there’s nothing broken about her at all. No one is. Her heart is an ocean, and she’s the lighthouse that brings our family together.
Not everyone is supposed to fit neatly into society’s norms... Graduate college, get a job or start a business, get married — all on an ideal timeline. Says who?
I’m awed by the way my sister lives from her heart, taking an unconventional path in life.
She’s living her truth, on her own time.
We have a choice. We can force my sister to fit into a box and make her feel like she’s “behind,” or let her live free. Explore her gifts. Grow at her own pace. And show us how to love others unconditionally.
People are not meant to fit in a box.
Today, more people are voluntarily choosing not to fit in that box. And as more live their truth, in their own way, the lines become blurred between the conventional and unconventional.
It takes courage to live your truth, despite inner doubt and external pressures. But I believe we’re moving toward a world where living your truth becomes the norm.
And as each of us steps into our unique gifts and natural talents, we embrace our creatively and neurologically diverse world.
6 202 hours ago
So our easter camping trip did not go as planned and only lasted a day as we couldn’t keep Charli safe 😔but one amazing thing that did come out of it was Charli getting up on a horse. Charli has always been terrified of little animals and very intrigued by big ones. I took her over to the horse with no intentions of her getting on but she quickly decided she wanted to be up there. Lucky for us this horse is a gentle soul and used to children. Charli very quickly learnt the auslan sign for horse and began verbalising the word horse. Instantly I was like “That’s it! We are buying a horse! “. 😂 Lucky for us I have a very sensible hubby who suggested we try lessons first. So next Saturday Charli is off for her first lesson. I can not wait to see how she goes. #autism#asd#nonverbal#auslan#equinetherapy
“O que nunca te contaram sobre defesa pessoal” é exatamente o segredo para o sucesso, enganasse quem acredita que defesa pessoal tem seu alicerce em contra golpes. .
O conhecimento que a filosofia do Ju Jutsu me ensinou, é o que hoje me faz segurar essas notas, cada vez mais, com a segurança de estar no caminho certo.
Aprenda a desenvolver você também esse caminho para o sucesso.
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If there is anything to know about Ben, it’s that he loves his money! I think this picture perfectly sums him up!!
2 92 hours ago
I just love this picture! You can see the mischievousness in his eyes!!
2 82 hours ago
What's important to you?
For me, it's this. Simply. Knowing these little people are OK.
I'm not looking for perfection. Or pure joy 100% of the time. I'm not looking for no sadness or anger or disappointment or meltdowns. I'm looking for a simple....OK. I just need to know, that they are OK. Because sometimes, OK must be enough. It just must.
My best friend forever. He may not speak, but he always has so much to say. And I get that. WE get that. #NonVerbal#ASD#StayGolden ✨
1 142 hours ago
Today was definitely one I will never forget. Our community threw an egg hunt in our cul-de-sac. We went with hesitation but high hopes.
It was well organized with lots of games for the kids, face painting, food, drinks, you name it.
I felt the stress when we first arrived. Spending time with all our neighbors and meeting and introducing Liam to most of them.
The first hour was trying to organize everyone. In these moments of waiting and not having a clear direction is when Liam gets the most anxious. In turn, I also feel anxious. Especially around a lot of people. He did well considering. After the egg hunt had ended and we ate a little I decided to take Liam home for a bit. I went inside pretty much hiding. Feeling self pity. Feeling sad that Liam was obviously different then the other children. That other parents were able to stand and chat while their children ran and played together. While I chased Liam not able to really hold a conversation with anyone. I almost cried but held it in. I was upset with myself for feeling this way.
Frank came home to get me. He said we would just go shopping for things we needed. We packed up to go but wanted to swing by and say thank you and goodbye to the neighbors before we left.
I don't know if it was letting out my stress at home that gave me a new view or not but it just felt different this time.
Liam was having a blast and everyone was talking to us. We decided to stay longer.
In this I am grateful as I met a neighbor I had previously spoke to but not in depth. She asked me if I had a special diet for Liam. I knew this was referring to his autism and I explained we hadn't dived into that just yet. She started talking about her son and that they hadn't either. I thought ok maybe he was hyper. She then went on to ask about where Liam went to school. I told her and she said her son went there too. Finally after a couple more questions I realized her son was autistic.
Moral of my story is, yes. It's hard. It's OK to feel sad. It's OK to have these moments of weakness. Just don't stay stuck in them. When you feel like you have been knocked down, get back up! There is a brightside to every darkness.
4 253 hours ago
Oliver got a haircut last week and I just about bust into pieces when he reached out for my hand. 🥰 He’s never really done this out of just simply needing my comfort, and I seriously could have cried - it was such a big moment. 😭😅❤️ He did so good y’all! This time it was just over 30 mins instead of over an hour! 😳 There was still plenty of tears, scratching and fighting but he more than surprised all of us. Lately everyone - including the lady cutting his hair - said they can see a big difference since we’ve started our therapies 😭❤️ We are so proud of you Little O 💙
My sweet boy had lots of fun at the egg hunt today. We were so glad that they had a special needs area for him so he didn't have to worry about getting trampled or feeling overwhelmed by too many kids. #maverickmachai#mysunshineboy#autism#asd#autistic
1 83 hours ago
Autism - Affects 1 in 59 children in the United States Today. #ASD is a complex developmental disability appearing during childhood and affecting a persons ability to communicate and interact with others. Compassions and understanding because there is not one type of autism but a spectrum ❤️🧩💙💛 #autism#yeezy Owner : @olly_pz
I know I said i wasn't going to post others videos about autism, but this is a great video about how it is at work or in a social setting. Idk how to describe it. It's kind of like being on a really busy, and fast moving street, and no one, barely anyone, will slow down for you so you can even talk to them. Its like I need time to process my thoughts. If everything keeps moving for too long, like it always does because that is life, I meltdown. I feel like a total disconnect from the entire world sometimes, and regardless of #cbdoil or not, I spend all day in my head. All day. I mean all day.
Comment something that makes you happy 🌤 🌸 -
It is important we remember happiness is a feeling and not a goal because feelings are temporary 🌸 A way happiness can be incorporated into a goal is setting the goal to be able to feel happy 🌿 -
Send me your hugs, Friends! This is a rare post where I share pictures of my children. Bruce is my number three, second son, born three days shy of me graduating from my REI fellowship. I was a nervous wreck the entire pregnancy. Bruce was eight weeks old when we packed up our entire life and moved to the Midwest from Washington, D.C. We missed home so much and this little buttercup buoyed our spirits every day. Happy, boisterous with killer dimples, he is a charmer.
. 💙What do you notice about this picture? I spent the last three years studying all the candids we had of him and the pattern was unmistakable to me. I have on speed dial a small cadre of the most wonderful therapists who have helped us navigate HIM.
💙This week, we finally got the diagnosis. He is two months shy of this fourth birthday. Autism Spectrum Disorder. Even the experts scratched their heads a bit before they decided that he qualified.
💙 They understand how I felt. Mama knew deep in her heart what the truth was and the miseducation, fear and judgement from others was crushing. So I put blinders on and marched along.
💙 As I learn more, I will post more on the facts behind ASD. For now, I am letting my emotions settle but what I feel the most is happy, relieved, at peace. If you have any advice, support or resources, help.
. 💙To new beginnings, new paths in life. I am so happy to be preparing for a special Easter, kicking off National Infertility Awareness Week 2019 and an IVF cycle at MU!
We wear blue for Autism Awareness in the month of April!
Let’s focus on ensuring acceptance and inclusion in schools and communities that results in true appreciation of the unique aspects of all people. We want to get one step closer to a society where those with ASDs are truly valued for their unique talents and gifts.
-Autism Society #wewearblue#autismawarenessmonth#acceptance#beautywithapurpose#asd#missworld