Author: Christa Sawyer

  • My Hobby

    My Hobby

    Hi my name is Aaron. I am 12 years old. I live with my family in Hamilton. My interests in cutting and drawing grew when I stayed home because of the pandemic. It’s been a year now. I created my Flags of the World in Butterflies all by myself. I did not trace anything, I […]

  • How I’m So Dearly Loved by My Family

    How I’m So Dearly Loved by My Family

    I was born twenty-two years ago to very loving parents. I struggled socially, with emotional regulation and with my physical coordination as a young child. I also struggled with intense interests, repetitive behaviors, stimming, taking things literally, one sided conversations, making blunt statements without realizing they were hurtful, and making eye contact when I was young. My parents […]

  • Meet Marshall with Autism

    Meet Marshall with Autism

    My name is Marshall, I’m 23 years old and was diagnosed with autism at 15. I struggled throughout my childhood living with a single mother that passed away back in 2016. Also was raised on food stamps and child support. Dad was hardly in the picture. In school, I struggled with building friendships with others […]

  • My Late Autism Diagnosis

    My Late Autism Diagnosis

    My name is Ashley. My story is unique in that I was diagnosed with autism later in my life as an adult at the age of 28. I’m currently now 34 years old. Growing up for me had its ups and downs. During school, I was bullied by my peers for having to be in […]

  • Dynamic Leaders for Our Children

    Dynamic Leaders for Our Children

    My son attends Earl Kitchener Elementary school, a recognized autistic school for their programs and staff. He began this SK year with great anxiety and fear the first week. We walk to school. Approaching the playground of noise and chaos, walking into the gated area to meet his EA and being physically present in that […]