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mddavidson75 wrote:
10 years 13 weeks ago

Thanks, David! That sounds like an awesome job and I am sure the kids who you've helped are all the proof you need that "outisde the box" works. I'm greatful to know there are others out there helping these kids and not simply equalling them to Rainman :) Best Wishes in all you do!

David Geslak wrote:
10 years 13 weeks ago


I read your blogs and wanted to reach out to you. What hit me most was when you said people are not willing to think outside the box.

I was at a lecture a few months back and the presenter best described working with childrne on the spectrum as..."there's no box" Comical and true.

I have been working with children on the spectrum for the last 6 years specifically designing exercise programs. I am not an OT, PT nor do I have a therapeutic background. I have learned from every therapist that i have worked with however I develop exercise programs by seeing the children for their capabilities...not their disabilities.

This approach and philosophy has been successful in Illinois and I have been presenting mainly across the midwest for the last two years.

I wanted to reach out to you and let you know that I understand and agree with what you are saying. I believe sometimes parents look for the expert, the doctor with all the degrees but they are not always the best for the children. I encourage parents to think outside the box, maybe it the neighbor next door, the staff who was just recently hired..etc, that can make the difference for your child or any child with autism. Thats what happened to me 6 years ago and know I'm trying to teach what I have learned and continuing to learn.

I hope to talk with you soon.

Yours in Health,

David S. Geslak

wtp wrote:
10 years 27 weeks ago

Let me extend to you my personal welcome to our AutismOne Social Network. AutismOne is now the “one-stop-shopping center” for information about autism. We have the annual conference in Chicago, AutismOne radio, the Elizabeth Birt Center for Autism Law and Advocacy and now the AutismOne Social Network (and more to come).
Thank you for filling in your profile entries as these help people with common interests find you.
Helping you interact with others is one of the many things we can do for you. Now here’s something you can do for us. Log in on a regular basis and read the blogs and articles then write a blog yourself. It can be on any subject of interest to you, preferably with some relevance to autism but not necessarily. It can be short or long, whatever it takes for you to express your thoughts. If you have a question then ask it in a blog--people read then they respond. If you see something with which you agree or disagree then please add a comment with your thoughts. This is an open community designed to help and support. We like to hear all sides.
I am looking forward to reading your opinions in future blogs and/or articles.
With my best regards
Will Price, CFO

10 years 27 weeks ago

I wanted to welcome you to the Autism One.
By becoming an active participant you can support and inspire others. Your sharing experience can lift other parents to help them move forward on this path. Autism can be challenging and puzzling. You can make a difference; together we can effectively resolve issues in a collaborative manner by addressing questions and providing feedback.
My son Jordan has made remarkable progress so please don’t ever give up hope!
Feel free to share your thoughts, stories and wisdom for we are all in this together.
To quote, Brandi Snyder: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
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Autism One International Inc. Chicago Liaison

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40 years
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2 boys
Special Education Aide
A Little About Me: 

I live in a small farming communit with my husband, two boys, two cats, and our dog, Maddy. I work at an elementary school as a one-on-one aide to a boy with autism. My oldest son is 12 and has autism. I have self educated myself with biomedical information since first coming accross it in November of 2007. My life has forever changed.

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

I am looking for other people to connect with, who not only understand what one deals with when autism touches their lives, but ones who have not given up hope and are fighting the fight. I'm becoming very saddened by the brush-offs when trying to help others see the importance of biomedical treatment. I want to know someone who will get excited about a new supplement or medical journal article the way I do.

What I am Here For: 
I am here to equally give support and advice if needed. I have lots of experience with many degrees of Autism and hopefully can relate to others.
My Daily Motivations: 

My boys are my motivation for it all. I see the future in their eyes and I need to help them be ready for it.

To get a stinking degree so maybe someone will listen to me! A degree in Special Education, most likely, when I am done raising my kids.
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Just be a friend.
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Friendship, honesty, hope, experience

Music, singing, dancing, scrapbooking, reading, researching ( is that a hobby??)
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Pretty much any book on Autism and/or ADHD Harry Potter Twilight
"Life isn't fair, it's just fairer than death, that's all." -William Goldman, The Princess Bride
Most any kind of musical
TV Shows: 
House The Big Bang Theory Desperate Housewives Numbers Heroes
Extraordinary Measures Lorenzo's Oil What's Eating Gilbert Grape Rainman I am Sam Mozart and the Whale
Personal Heroes: 
Jenny McCarthy Jim Carrey Dr. Gregory Brown and the staff at ARCH