*Note: The event venue had to be changed unexpectedly, so an update was made to this post on 3/27/2012 to include the new details.* In this hope-filled guest blog today, read one mother’s story about her son who was diagnosed with autism at age 3 but is now a successful, happy and fulfilled young adult. Geri McNiece shares tidbits about Kyle’s early years through present day. In honor of Kyle’s success at nonPareil Institute in Plano, Texas, Geri is hosting a unique event in Arlington on April 5th. I think you’ll enjoy reading Geri & Kyle’s encouraging story and hope you’ll make plans to attend SPiN Out Autism: A Night of Hooping & Helping if you’re able!
Spin Out Autism: A Night of Hooping & Helping
By Geri McNiece
If you randomly met me on the street, you’d never know I was the mother of a child with autism. You see, my child, Kyle, is a grown adult. He’s living and working on his own, with very minimal assistance, pretty much independently. He loves what he’s doing and is passionate about his work, his studies, his hobbies and his friends. He’s successful, too. Amazingly, all of these things are blended beautifully in his life today.
Now, if you would have asked me twenty years ago if I thought Kyle would be living on his own as an adult, my answer would have been “no.” So, how did he get to this point? That is why I am writing this blog today. Well, that’s partially true…because I am also going to explain more about the reason I am sharing our story in the first place.