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Redefining Possible: Liam's Son-Rise® Journey

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15 Comments

Reply Melanie
3:10 PM on November 2, 2012 
Reply Susan Levin
8:59 PM on October 18, 2012 
I LOVE THIS BLOG! So much joy, 3 E's, and love. No wonder Liam is so happy! xxxxx
Reply Autumn Manzo
6:18 PM on March 4, 2012 
bonnie kossin says...
autumn excellent web site, youve done a spectacular job with liam

thanks aunt bonnie!
Reply bonnie kossin
1:10 PM on February 28, 2012 
autumn excellent web site, youve done a spectacular job with liam
Reply Autumn
5:23 PM on September 2, 2011 
Thanks for your cheers, Shiranthi! We are loving this journey with Liam!
Reply shiranthi
5:54 AM on September 1, 2011 
thank you for sharing. it's wonderful how you've charted the progress and the love and joy in the joruney. love Shiranthi and family.
Reply Autumn Manzo
10:44 PM on March 25, 2011 
Sandy, thanks so much for your support and prayers! You are right about living day by day - one day is about all I can handle at a time anyway =0) I miss you and everyone at the PRC, but glad I got the chance to live and work in Adams Co. even if it was just for a while. Take care and many blessings to you!!! Love, Autumn and family
Reply Sandy Conley
8:21 PM on March 25, 2011 
Hi Autumn, seen this link on my facebook page and looked it up. You and Nate are doing such a wonderful job. Not only with your church but with the kid's. I don't know much about Autism til I read what you have on your site. You are such a impersion to me the way you look at live day to day. I am one of those people who look ahead day, and week's and year's. I need to slow down and take one day at a time as you guy's do . Keep up the good work And thru prayer and your work I am looking forward to you writing and say's Liam is well and enjoying life to the fullest. God Bless to all Love Sandy and John Conley
Reply Autumn Manzo
6:16 PM on August 29, 2010 
Aunt Jean,
Actually, signing is not really encouraged unless there is a really good reason children cannot learn language (such as physical vocal chord issues or deafness). If you want your child to grow socially, language is best because signing only works with those who know signs! One major issue with autistic kids is that language development is such a challenge, if you start with signs it may be harder to transition to language. Typical children do not function this way actually - signing tends to encourage language. Another issue is bilingual homes. They are recommended to just choose one language to teach the child because a child can learn two, but may take twice as long to develop a working vocabulary. Of course every family can choose what type of communication they desire and if they try for language and the child does not respond, sign language and picture cards are always an option. One point Son-Rise teaches parents is to aim high, and believe that your child can learn language and recover. Amazingly, parents usually get what they go for! God bless, and thanks for your love and prayers - they make a world of difference!
Reply Jean Dulak
8:04 AM on August 28, 2010 
All so very interesting Autumn!!! I give you and Nate so much credit for your determination and enthusiasm. I was wondering if anyone has used Sign Language with the children? I know some teach children Signing before they even can speak. Just wondering if that is also an option. As my mother (Nate's Grandmother) always said no matter what was happening....."God is good. It will all turn out". God bless you all.