Jakobs Journal

Jenn chats with author Liane Holliday

Liane Holliday, author of “Pretending to Be Normal,” will be at the GE Aviation Learning Center on March 10 from 6-9:30pm to talk about her book and what it’s like to be an adult living with autism spectrum disorder. Liane was diagnosed as an adult when her 6-year-old daughter was in the process of receiving her diagnosis. She later learned ... Read More »

VIDEO: Meet Sam the Dancing Barista!

I wanted to share this beautiful story with all of you. Sam has autism and is a barista in Toronto. Thanks Ellen for sharing with the world! (-Jenn) If you haven’t met Sam yet, he just became my favorite Starbucks barista ever.Check out more inspiring stories right here: http://ellen.tv/23OlTmQ Posted by Ellen DeGeneres on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Read More »

Reel Abilities Film Festival

There’s something really cool coming to town and I’m very excited to be a part of it.  It’s the Cincinnati Reel Abilities Film Festival March 9-16, the largest national film festival dedicated to sharing the lives, stories and art of people with disabilities. Each night, there’s a different movie featuring different disabilies including Autism, Downs Syndrome, War Veterans and more.  And ... Read More »

“Mom Talks”…January 22, 2013

So excited for the new Q102 website and the new blog!  And so excted to start writing about Jakob again… He’s dong so great, I couldn’t be any prouder.  He’s just recently figured out that I’m on the radio.  So cute…every time we get in the car, he checks to make sure the radio is on 101.9 and says “Mom ... Read More »

From Raun, the Original Son-Rise kid…GREAT stuff!

By Raun K. Kaufman Director of Global Education Autism Treatment Center of America Ah, the holidays. Special meals. Special family gatherings. And, of course, our special children! Oftentimes, we just barrel through the holidays, hoping for the best – but not taking the time and focus to make sure this celebratory time really feels like a celebration for us and ... Read More »

Last Week…

Jakob, my mom and I travelled to Sheffield, Massachusetts last week to go to the Autism Treatment Center of America. I’ve been waiting 4 years to take him to the Son-Rise Intensive and it was absolutely worth the wait. So many amazing things happened. The staff out there is incredible, I couldn’t love them more. So inspiring. Can’t wait to ... Read More »

July 5, 2011

“Do not go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Read More »

Awesome Speech

I love this kid…an amazing graduation speech from a student with Asperger’s. What he accomplishes here is what so many of us wish for our kids. Be warned…you may cry, I sure did. Read More »

April 12, 2011…Just Processing

I’m in a phase. I’m noticing a pattern and just trying to make peace with it. All is always well, right? Right. In the past month, I have attended 8 full days of classes. Pretty intense personal growth classes that to an extent have me reeling. Well, maybe just a little bit of reeling but a whole lot of processing. ... Read More »