This was a Mini-Moment I just had to share with all of you! Dustin (autistic) may be 19 yrs old , but he has the mind of a 5 year old. This year he seemed really fixated on seeing “Falling Snow.” But how do I find that in Florida? Well Thanks to some Wonderful People, who may not realize what they have actually done for my son especially…I was able to bring Dustin Snow and so much more! I hope you enjoy this short video and share it too 🙂
Big Hugs to Mr. & Mrs. Claus, The Leesburg Partnerships, and THE WQBQ 1410 AM Radio for a Christmas Stroll in Leesburg and for making Our Dreams Come True !
Big Hugs & Happy Holidays to Each and Everyone of YOU!!!
I know to all of you up north or to those who see it all the time are probably tired of the snow. But for special kids , like my Dustin, and to many kids who don’t get to see and feel snow here in Florida; well it would mean so very much to them to get to experience snow. A simple wish for some, but Oh what a Priceless memory it would leave in our hearts #AutismMomLooking4FloridaSnow
Autism Welcomed at a well known “Local” Train Stations!
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 Adve
In the Nov. 18, 2015 edition of the Clermont “The News Leader”
For those of you with eyes like mine (LOL) I’ve zoomed in and circled the mentioning of us 🙂
Really would like to Thank Kandi Alexander of We Speak for Them Support Group for inviting us to be a part of this . Big Hugs to all of the other Moms that were there to join us as well to voice their concerns and stories: Tanya Hileman, Lori Garrett Silloway, Linda Mitchell, Ellen Clark, Rosemarie Dowell, and Elizabeth Steele . You all are TRULY AMAZING and I’m so Proud to know each of you 🙂
I would especially like to Thank the Lake County officers that attended and for listening to all of us as well as asking all of those questions. It was nice to be able to reply .
Some great questions were asked too! Like I said before..
“Hat’s Off to our Officers ! You have one heck of a job!”
Thank You again for acknowledging our families and for making this meeting possible.
Big HUGS from S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom!
P.S. I did share some pictures from this day below. Hope you enjoy them!
For years I’ve been trying to help my son who has autism learn to handle going out into public places. To make it more fun and cool I started taking him to the Zoo and Mc Donalds (inside) with BOTH of us dressed up in our Halloween costumes. My older kids now adults think I’m silly because I dress up too, I respond, “What kind of a mom wouldn’t dress up with their son, even if he is 18 yrs old now 🙂 Life is too short not to have some fun.
So I’m at Walmart with my Dustin and Lindsay . Dustin is walking through the store repetitiously saying Happy Holidays Mommyann …. Winter. Mommyann…. Snow. Then again Happy Holidays….. All of a sudden he stops and turns back… I turned to see what caught his eye…… This is what I saw (lol) Never a dull moment with Autism 🙂
What a wonderful,wonderful time I had tonight listening to and even better getting to talk and meet Temple Grandin !!! Can’t wait to read her book, “Animals In Translation” and I so loved that she autographed 🙂 it FYI: Before I left her, I gave her my DVD of “Walk In My Shoes” Video. I wrote on the cover as well as told her while I handed it to her that …” She has given so much to moms like me, that I wanted to Give Her something in return. In addition, I Thanked her for inspiring me especially , so that I could be the Strong and unconditionally Loving Mom my son, Dustin so deserves 🙂 I hope Temple watches the video and Smiles, but even if she doesn’t….. It made it an early birthday present for me just giving it to her, and her accepting the DVD. So anyway… Here are those pics I’m sure all of you will love to see. I’m even posting the book she signed to me 🙂 P.S. They said sit anywhere and I was WOW…lol, one hour early. So I sat front row right in front of where she was speaking ….. So Awesome !!!!
I sure wish I were able to give Temple a Big Hug 😦 You all know I’m Big on BIG HUGS (LOL)
Have a Beautiful Weekend Everyone…..I know I will 🙂
Big Hugs! S.M.A.A.R.T.Mom Angela
Here is where I sat. (X) lol Front Row..Best seat EVER!
Can’t Wait to Read her book!
Something I’ll Always Treasure. Loved that she signed my book !!
The DVD I gave her 🙂
This is the video on the DVD I gave Temple if you’d like to watch it yourself 🙂 Just Click-On the Picture “Walk in a Mother’s Shoes.”
Wonderful & Insightful Movie!
Absolutely Amazing Book!
Thank You for all you have done already and what you continually do presently 🙂 BIG HUGS Temple!!