Love needs no words. Love has a voice of it’s own.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Tanaya and Bryce
As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.
Let’s talk autism and puberty! *cringes* Yup... it’s that time in a mother’s life where she either tears up in joy, or tears up in fear!! I haven’t decided which one yet, but I’m very excited to be attending this workshop today as a volunteer for Vancouver Walk Now for Autism Speaks Walk Committee.
Special thanks to Anya Walsh, British Columbia’s Events Manager for Autism Speaks Canada, for the invite.
Thanks for reading,
This workshop is designed to give parents, caregivers, and professionals a foundation for teaching individuals with ASD and/or other special needs about sexuality. It will include information about the sexual development of children and the information they understand at various stages of their development.
The information is geared to moderate to high functioning individuals who are able to communicate through words and pictures including line drawings, magazine pictures and photographs. Joy Becker is a registered nurse, an experienced health educator and the mother of two sons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her dynamic presentations have encouraged very positive responses to this sensitive topic from Autism Community Training (ACT) audiences!
Workshop objectives are to:
About the Presenter:
Joy Becker is a nurse educator who draws on many years of experience in educating teenagers with special needs. She emphasizes the importance of parents as the primary sexuality educators of their children. In addition to speaking to numerous parent groups, she has delivered courses and workshops to students, teachers, social workers, nurses, and special needs individuals of various ages. Ms. Becker has two teenage sons on the autism spectrum and lives in Nanaimo.
For more information or to see upcoming events and workshops, please visit the ACT Community.
My dad would of been 59 years old today.
Every year on his birthday we drive out to his grave to remember him. I’m not sure if Bryce remembers him, as Bryce was 6 years old when my dad passed away, but this picture is hanging in his bedroom in his entry way to see it every time he goes to his room.
We celebrated my dads birthday going out to dinner to White Spot and I ordered the Original Beef Dipper, which completely reminds me of my dad, and we wash it down with a bottle of Kokanee, dads favourite beer.
I miss my dad everyday. He was a great person and amazing grandpa. We will always remember him.
Happy birthday, dad.
Thanks for reading,