An Autism Welcomed Birthday Train Adventure!

S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom
(Strong Mothers Altering Autism’s Reality Together)

Today is a Very Special Day!  S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom’s son, Dustin turns 19 years old today! It took a little bit of pondering , but  S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom finally plans a day she hopes will be a birthday Dustin will always remember. So with the help of her Family and  New Found Friends Angel, Micah, Dee, John, David, Cody, the Conductor and the entire Cannonball  Train Crew, even the Train Passengers themselves …….Dustin’s Autism Welcomed Birthday Train  Adventure became a  Dream Come True. I really hope more people and places watch this video and hop aboard  the Autism Welcomed Decal Smile like The Cannonball Train and so many other  Places already have.

Going out in to “Public Places” are so very difficult for families living with autism.
“How Wonderful it feels to “SEE” an Autism Welcomed “Symbol” when I enter a place that shows their Autism Smile  before I even enter .” 
An Autistic person shouldn’t have a birthday memory  created in the “isolation” of his/her own home.
Every person like my Dustin deserves to feel welcomed , especially on their Birthday at a place to create a magical moment like we were able to. So please share this video as well as the autism welcomed video with ANYONE who is willing to Display their Smile with the Decal at their place of business/ home. Autism isn’t just about melt-downs, it’s about melting the hearts of  people who actually care about families living with autism every moment of every day .
Sharing the Autism Welcomed Smile  is a big deal; while you may think it’s really so small; you are really saying you care without words…..something an autistic person can so relate with ..   
I hope you enjoy the video & BIG BIG HUGS!!!

Oh….FYI: You are going to absolutely  LOVE  Dustin’s reaction after he opens his last birthday present ! 

It was very unexpected 🙂 

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S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom & Friends Share Autism Welcomed Video @ Animal Kingdom 2015′

S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom
(Strong Mothers Altering Autism’s Reality Together)

Getting ready to celebrate Autism Welcomed’s “3rd” Anniversary!
What a better way and place to share the Autism Welcomed Decal than at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  With an autism rate of 1 in 68 now…..S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom is determined to  Find those Special Places and People who will be brave enough to Display their Smile in a photo with the Autism Welcomed Decal Smile. She really believes that by getting as many Decals as she can out there;  that more families living with autism will become more outgoing and even better ; those families will “SEE” the Autism Welcomed Decal “Symbol” at more entrance ways of places so they can FINALLY feel Welcomed before they enter.
Autism is so very difficult to live with every day. To help them in such a very simple way may seem small……but for us, to see that symbol of welcome, well, it’s more than comforting to know that  someone really understands and that this place/person  has the backs of autism families !
So, will you be the next photo on the Autism Welcomed site?
I’ll be waiting for YOUR Smile 🙂  BIG HUGS!!!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc3PaLL4oWo

An Autism Mini- Moment (# 2) : S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom shares a “Cool” Chucke Cheese Memory

S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom
(Strong Mothers Altering Autism’s Reality Together)

This Mini-Moment was something I’m so glad I caught on video!
If visiting with our grand daughter, Autumn wasn’t a treat enough;
Dustin does something so out of character …..Well, needless to say,
this day was extremely heart-warming. Years ago, I would have never
thought  I would see Dustin do this ! So Moms…. Never under-estimate
your child with autism’s future. Hope you enjoy this Mini-Moment #2 😉
Until Next Time! Big Big Hugs!

S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom

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S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom’s 2015′ “Autism Lights in July”VIDEO Mommy Time-Out

S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom
(Strong Mothers Altering Autism’s Reality Together)

Welcomed Back S.M.A.A.R.T.Moms!
What a Video!  I found a way to get Dustin to actually look forward to what we are calling this years’s “Disney Lights”.
It seemed to be less upsetting for him then by calling them “Fireworks.” If you’re a Mom living with autism , I’m sure you can relate. I can remember missing so many Fourth of July Fireworks Displays because of autism melt-downs with our Dustin. Fireworks are so beautiful to watch, but unfortunately they come with that terrible big boom.  So on that note…Once again I am bringing the 4th of July Display to My Moms out there who are going through this; as well as for our son, Dustin.
I hope you enjoy the Display my husband created for our son who  has  become braver each year. It’s so gratifying to recall past years when I had to sit in Dustin’s room through the entire fireworks, while he shook, cried, and repeated “Fireworks over.” Whereas today, I am able to take him outside  and have him sit in my truck and watch ……..Well You’ll See 🙂
I hope you enjoy the “Autism Lights in July” Fireworks Display & I hope I inspire you as well!
You’re Not Alone. Big Big Hugs!
See You Next Year!

S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom

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An “Autism Welcomed” : SKATE & SMILE! A S.M.A.A.R.T.Mommy & ME Time-Out

S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom 
(Strong Mothers Altering Autism’s Reality Together)

Autism Welcomed SKATE & SMILE!
Another Successful “Autism Welcomed” Mommy & ME Time-Out!
A special Thank You to John and his Wonderful staff at The Skating Palace Family Fun Center 🙂  I know I’m asking a lot  when it comes to displaying the Autism Welcomed Decal and even more asking you to Welcome in to your business a disability , such as Autism.  Each one of  you at the Skating Palace have shown the greatest example. The most simplest of acts can be the most Powerful ones…..So with all of our hearts …..Thank You for Displaying the  “Autism Welcomed Symbol”  and for being so very understanding and compassionate 🙂

I also want to Thank everyone that joined Dustin and I for Skate & Smile!  I do plan on having another event…..so please watch for the upcoming places that display  the “Autism Welcomed Decal.” I’d  LOVE  to meet you and your special someone 🙂

I also want to send a “Shout Out” to anyone or any places out there local to me; that would like to follow the example of  The Skating Palace Family Fun Center……. September  07,  2015′ will mark  the “3rd Anniversary” of Autism Welcomed. I’m still looking for a place that will be just as inviting as the ones I’ve already found. Would you like to be a part of this celebration?
Are you a business with compassion and understanding ? Do you know a place that would love to display the Autism Welcomed Symbol? Please reach out to me…What are YOU Waiting for? !
Watch the Autism Welcomed Update video and  email me TODAY if you’d like to be  a friend of S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom 🙂   Until Next Time!  Big Hugs!

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An “Autism Welcomed” Home Depot Mommy & “ME” Time-Out 2015′

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(Strong Mothers Altering Autism’s Reality Together)

Autism Welcomed created by S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom to help other families like hers feel Welcomed when going in to public places with their loved one who has Autism. Finding places and people who want to help these families is something S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom is always looking for, so please visit : http://www.autismwelcomed.com .
WATCH the video and get your Decal today! Help those families feel welcomed on an every day basis. Share your decal picture and share with others that YOU have the backs of families living with autism.

A Simple Autism Welcomed Smile “Symbol” can do more than you will ever know 🙂 BIG HUGS!!!

(Click On the Puzzle Piece to Watch the Video)

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