Sunday dinner when you want to get thinner. Veggie sub with vegetable soup and a smoothie with apple, bananas and orange juice.
Is it the luck of the #Irish or are things just lining up in my life? With #BowTie Monday coming up I went looking for a pattern and I found one with gold. Then I realized that the Notre Dame Football team who are the #Fighting Irish are undefeated and ranked #6 according to #ESPN. Also in the World of #MMA the man from #Ireland Conor McGregor is in what is billed as the biggest fight in #UFC history when he steps into the #octagon for the lightweight championship against Khabib “the Eagle” Nurmagomedov.
Please #read and #share my #News #Story that appears on http://www.blacknews.com.
Today’s AUTISM Interview in Autism Parenting Magazine is with Teresa Dannaway who has an 8 year old son (Tyler) with autism and apraxia. Our AUTISM Interview is on page 69-70 and sadly after this AUTISM Interview was conducted her son Tyler passed away and here is a link to his obituary http://m.arkansasonline.com/obituaries/2018/jan/18/tyler-dannaway-2018-01-18/
Around 15 months, he started having seizures and GI issues. This is when he lost his speech (he had about 10 words before the seizures). My sister in law who has a Master’s Degree in Special Education suggested we start him on a gluten free dairy free diet. We started that right away and it was not very difficult to transition him since he had not been on solid foods that long. He has been on the gluten free dairy free diet ever since. We saw a huge difference when we took him off it for a week in preschool. In fact, the teachers begged us to put him back on the diet. He had become aggressive and extremely hyper when off the diet. Tyler was diagnosed with autism at 2 and a half years old. We were not shocked with the diagnosis because we had already suspicioned it. The hardest part we had was finding all the resources available to us (financial as well as therapeutic). This is primarily why I started a local support group. We meet once a month in person and I have a private Facebook group as well. Whenever I come across an autism event, I post it in my Facebook group. That is one way I try to share information. I also host guest speaker events. In fact, we just had one last week about flying with a child with autism. Another way I share information is through my job as Family Care Navigator. I speak to families who are just diagnosed and feel lost. Once you receive the diagnosis, you go through a grieving process because the life you had dreamed of after having a child is different now. There is a poem I like to share called “Welcome to Holland.” It helps explain the new world these recently diagnosed parents enter.
Visit www.AutismParentingMagazine.com for more information or use the link to the blog that explains what Issue 80 entails, so you can tweet it, share it, Google + it, etc. https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/issue-80-conquering-challenges-with-asd/
#BowTie #HipHop Monday started in Columbus, GA this morning but when I got on the scale tonight I truly had made it 212 the area code of #NewYork City which also is where #HipHop was born. Can you say New #Fork City because I’m using my fork in #salads instead of my knife in steaks. 20 down and 11 to go before I make it to 201 and enter #NewJersey.
Welcome to Bow Tie Hip Hop Monday where I give back to promote the culture that has done so much for me. A few of my Hip Hop Highlights are. 1. Seeing my cousin Derek Williams as an emcee and that made me want to rap. 2. Marcellus D. Wilkins introduced me to LL Cool J and now my TIE game is BAD (Blessed And Dressed). 3. Laurence Smith taught me how to paint murals on the canvas of life. 4. I wrote a chapter in Saideh Brown book Can Hip Hop Be Holy? 5. Edward Lewis was my writing partner and that taught me how to think on my feet and keep writing on different topics. 6. Brian Wilkins was one of the people that I looked up to and he taught me how to deliver smoothness in my speeches. Special shout out to Andre Lee who was crazy enough to listen to and help me activate big ideas. Everything I do now I learned in the 70’s and 80’s it’s just God shows me how to reinvent what I do before I reveal it back to you. Hip Hop is why I don’t stop.