Project Management, Leadership, and Autism advocate Lonnie Pacelli talks about how Dads need to check their parenting style with an autistic child.
Project Management, Leadership, and Autism advocate Lonnie Pacelli talks about how people with autism need their alone time.
by Lonnie Pacelli
In December 2015 our son Trevor, who was diagnosed with autism at age 5, graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Film and Media Studies. Despite the challenges and all of the change Trevor endured in his college experience, he graduated with a 3.5 GPA with very little assistance. He also experienced living by himself, living with nice and not-so-nice roommates, internships, and a summer job as a photographer at a boys camp in North Carolina. He gained a tremendous amount of life experience and learned a ton about himself as a person. His graduation in December put an exclamation point on a very rich college experience. But college is only one race in the marathon called life; his next race - employment - was yet to start.
Project Management, Leadership, and Autism advocate Lonnie Pacelli is starting a new video series targeted to families (particularly Dads) with Autistic kids. Each video is about one minute long and gives you some practical takeaways to help you cope and give you hope with Autism. This is the first in the series and is entitled They May Have Very Obsessive Interests. We would love your feedback on how to make these more effective. Use the contact form to let us know what you think!
Inspiration for Life with Autism
This blog has a variety of articles about people living life with autism, and topics and ideas that can help in the journey. Guest bloggers are welcome. Inspired by Trevor, a young adult film critic, photographer and college graduate on the autism spectrum.