World According to Matt

Where the Mysteries of Autism are Revealed One Story at a Time

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Elizabeth Becker
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I am the author of each of the stories on this website and manage the site.  Yep, there's some bugs in the system and I am working on them.  I am not a website ninja - so have a bit of patience while I figure it all out.

Matt is my youngest son, moderately to severely autistic.  He has speech, but difficulty using speech, so we communicate heavily on the more subtle forms of communication.  Matt is learning to use the Internet and Facebook as a form of communication, but he is very wary of it, so it's not often. 



Phillip Lemky
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Adelaide Dupont
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Michael Hinesly
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I am a former Educational Consultant for Autism at Education Service Center Region XI. I now am Autism Coordinator for Special Education at Alvarado ISD.



FRMnightN2D@Y
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Thankful for each new day:)



ally
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Female
49 years old
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Hi! My name is Ally and my son has ASD. Everyday is a journey for my family & I.



Bernice
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Petra Dillmann
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Hi,

I am the mother of Michael, who will be 24 on 29 March. Michael is non-verbal and communicates via some gestures, pointing or pictures. We hope to set up an adult activity centre, so that Michael and others with special needs can learn to work and play and have friends and have fun, and that they can lead a meaningful, dignified and quality life.



Tom Edmonds
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Tamra
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50 years old
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Emily gardner
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26 years old
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I am Emily Gardner and I am 19 years old. I am attending Wytheville community college to become an Occupational therapy assistant and then in the near future I want to go back to school to become an Occupational therapist. I will be finishing up my 3rd year of college next semester and I am hoping to get into the program by Fall 2013. I am a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and I love to play softball.



Jodie
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Juniper Hill Farms
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Female
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Juniper Hill Farms is a model of independent living for adults on the autism spectrum. We are not a group home. We are not a 'facility'. We are just guys renting in the community, like everyone else. We live on a small farm in southeastern Pennsylvania with lots of animals.... and fields of sunflowers in the summer. We have shared our lives since the fall of 2010. We are like a family, and we care about each other..... we are true friends.  We want others to be able to create a home like ours!



Patti Van Burkleo
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Female
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I am the mother of a 15 year old with Asperger's.  He was diagnosed at 11 after years of testing and therapies trying to figure out what was going on with from about 2 years old.  He began speaking fluently at around 4 1/2 years old after 18 months of speech therapy five days a week.  He is currently in a school for kids with learning differences and appears to be engaged, which is what we hope for...his grades can be just ok as long as he is happy and making an effort to be part of the world.  He has two older, grown siblings.  He adores them.  And we all adore him!



Anna
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jaydo
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Female
37 years old
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My son Jayden is four years old and was diagnosed with asd about a year ago. When he was first diagnosed, I literally knew nothing about autism. It has been an emotional journey so far. I have learned so much in the last year. Jayden is amazing! He is fascinated with numbers, letters and he can put a puzzle together in no time. I feel blessed in so many ways. I would not change him for the world. 



Bea Baechle
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61 years old
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Stephanie J
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Female
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I have a 26 year old daughter with Autism.



Catherine
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