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What Is Autism? ~ by: Abigail Layne

Sometimes I think what is autism? Autism is something that some kids like my brother Charlie, also known as The Bear, have. It’s a disability. They can hear stuff we can’t like light. So, if a kid with autism comes to you and says “lamp off” then that’s why. Autism can be a sad thing […]

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I get by with a little help from my friends…

AFT made the Tennessean this weekend with the help of an old high school friend of mine, Jeff O’Neill. Truthfully, it probably could’ve happened a little sooner, but things have been a little hectic on my end! Let me give you the exclusive details on how this came to pass…and maybe even a little more […]

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Football, Zebras, Infernos, and Inspirations. Just your average weekend…

Things have gotten intense over the last…? When were things not at some varied stage of “WTF!?” around here? That’s what I’d like to know. The last time that someone asked me how it was going and I said “Good, thanks” …and meant it, where was I? I wish someone had slapped me and told […]

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Between a Laugh & a Tear…

Not since my own childhood has a summer flown by so fast! Has it really been nine whole weeks? You’d think I’d be more excited about it ending. You’d think I would have been ready for the driving at least to come to an end? You’d think… But I’m just not. Somehow there’s something amiss […]

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Rock Star Week!!!

Charlie has had a rock star week! ┬áThe videos below speak for themselves! In this video you’ll see lots of stimming and although he knows the words he’s having a difficult time. This is life with autism. He has trouble processing it all at once. Words, outside noise, etc. Label cards – right after camp […]

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