In 1997 Colton began to withdraw from our world and enter the world of autism. Eric, Colton, and I along with 2 week old Courtnee traveled to New Jersey to seek help for Colton at the National Academy of Child Development. The written program was 40 hours a week of one on one intervention with our sweet boy. God provided a BSW social work student who made a profound impact on the lives of our entire family system. Tonya Hensen devoted 32 hours a week to Colton and he progressed immensely. Eric and I came home one day to the sound of Colton laughter. Tonya was giving him a pony back ride and he was socially and emotionally engaged. Thank you Tonya for being a true world changer. You changed the world of the Reaves family and you will forever have a special place in our hearts! #autism #autismawareness #coltonreaves
Fitness tip: With vacation season coming up, we wanna talk about breaks! It can be hard to get back to your workout routine when you come back from vacation, 🏖 so stay active!🥊 Here are some tips! Always take the stairs (even in your hotel)👟, Opt for walking tours over bus tours🏃🏻♂️, find restaurants and activities that are in walking distance from your hotel, look for local gyms offering fitness classes! 💪🏻
今天, 读到一位家长的分享: "自闭症没有被呈现出来, 并被准确地看到。多数的人以为自闭症者 与天才或学习迟缓，语言延迟和亢奋的孩子有关。并不是这种情况。轻度和重度病例的严重程度必须明确分明, 不能一概而论。"自闭症需要认真看待"。这是个严重的案件,大多数人需要帮助。不是那些在我们的社会中己能过正常生活的轻度和高功能类别。
有很多自闭症患者及其家属每天都活在受苦中。如果我们什么都不做，就会有成千上万的自闭症成年人在他们的父母或监护人离开这世界时, 在街道上游走, 无法照顾自己。人们都认为自闭症只与儿童有关。他们忘记了这些孩子也长大了。国家, 社会需要真正"看待, 关注"并开始做一些事情。"... 根据美国疾病控制中心（CDC）的数据，自闭症的发病率在68名儿童中为1人。这意味着马来西亚每年大约有9000名新生婴儿中有自闭症。这是非常严重的!
This boy blew my mind today. Blood work accomplished!! Didn’t think it was possible. I wanted to comfort him and hold his hand but he said “it’s ok, I got this”. He sat perfectly still while they drew 6 tubes of blood. Then he told the woman that she did a great job. Chris and I looked at each other in awe. I almost cried. CJ, you are such an amazing, brave boy. I know how hard these things are for you, I watch you struggle everyday just to be comfortable in your skin and body. Days like this give me so much hope! Daddy and I love you so so much. You are our hero 💙💙💙 #autismawareness #autismacceptance #babytala #incentive @itsbenthompson @kittykatnejat
❤️ thank you for making his day!
This guy. I never got his name, but he took on the obstacle course at the Ninja Warrior event on Saturday. One of many fantastic athletes that killed it. He had trouble with the obstacles but was determined to get himself through it, with basically one good hand and one good leg. I tried to help where I could, and ninjas/trainers @hoopninjadayna
especially got him through some tough spots.
And he did it. He had some f***ing grit. When he was done I had to put the camera aside and high-five him, give him a pat on the back and tell him, "You killed it, brother." Help when you can, whenever you can.
No excuses. Challenge yourself. Exceed yourself.
#autismawareness #ninja #ninjawarrior #americanninjawarrior #specialevent #eventphotographer
So proud of this kid! Ari got her ears pierced today. She had requested to have them done a while ago, and I've been slowly preparing her for it as we all know how she is with pain 😬😬 she showed very little to no anxiety in the lead up! she's pretty chuffed with her pink studs! ❤️I think little sis is proud too
Do you like DIY’s???? Well here’s 10 “Do it yourself” articles. Look these up and research for yourself. Don’t take my word for it. I think it’s really important for parents to do their own research. The information is out there. I recently had some people (pro-Vaxxers) comment on my posts with completely false information. It was so eye-opening and a great reminder that there are likely millions of others who actually believe these insanely false facts to be true. It’s scary. One person said that vaccines cannot cause any kind of brain-injury whatsoever because the amount of liquid being injected is such a small amount. WHAT!?!?! What in the actual world??!!! There are people who believe this!!!! It breaks my heart. I AM here to change pro-vaxxers minds. You anti-vaxxers already know the facts. It’s the pro-vaxxers I want to reach. It’s their baby’s lives I want to save. This is my WHY. This is WHY I’m doing this.
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