Thank you @autismtree and @padres for gifting our family with tickets to experience baseball games! Before Quincy’s Autism diagnosis we would spend money on tickets and parking, load up on all the snacks and drinks only to have Quincy ask in the second inning to come home. Since we invested so much into the night already we would force him to endure it leaving him slumped over my lap and sleeping the rest of the game to escape his anxiety. We would leave each game pointing fingers at each other, picking apart the pregame formula to see what triggered him. Now that the financial burden of buying tickets is lifted, which allows us to spend our money on therapies that aren’t covered by insurance such as music and surfing, we come to the games without expectations. We do not guilt him to stay longer than he can and we enjoy the evening as a family taking in all the sensory stimuli from the sounds of the crowd, the crack of the bat, the smells of the popcorn and the bright lights of the field. And when Quincy needs a break from it all we walk to the park at the park and roll down the grassy hills. Some games Quincy can stay the entire game and others we leave after a few innings. We almost gave up on sporting events, but it wouldn’t be fair to our other children and to Quincy who still desperately wants to be included in the community. Allowing him to be his authentic self and truly listening and empathizing when he says he has had enough has freed us all! #autism#autismtreeproject#padres#baseball#sfgiants#neurodiveristy#beyoutifulquincy#loveandautism#love#family
Join the movement & cause this Saturday, September 19th and give 5 minutes for Autism. #liftupautism
Visit www.liftupautism.com to register your Box today! @rxsmartgear @joshuapeverett @trainheroic
5 Minute AMRAP
4 Power Cleans (155/115)
24 Double Unders
10 Pull Ups
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On Sept 19th to support my fellow coach and an amazing cause, @cftampabay will be hosting LiftUpAutism!! Stay tuned for details!! @joshuapeverett with @repostapp.
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The work and research at the Autism Tree Project is so important and is helping many kids grow and learn. Register your gym to host #liftupautism and register yourself to participate today!! #Repost @joshuapeverett with @repostapp.
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You really shouldn't judge a persons ability by their disability. Joel Anderson has dealt with the stigma and challenges of Autism since the age of 3. Verbal communication and social interaction has always been very difficult for him growing up. But underneath all that, he is able to paint these beautiful paintings, and use his imagination to write and illustrate the most adorable children's books💕 He has done sooo much for the autism community and it was truly a privilege to be able to meet and talk to him yesterday :) #GenS420#AutismTreeProject#autismawarenessmonth
I get told quite frequently that since Max is protection trained, he is a vicious dog and should not be allowed around children or other dogs. A lot of people have seen Max show his protection side. He is scary and intimidating. But what a lot of you don't see is his complete goofball funny personality where he couldn't hurt a fly. Tonight Max got to play with his new pals at the park for over an hour and loved every minute of it being silly with the kids. These kids all had 0 dog skills. They were all over him yelling and screaming, shouting commands, and doing everything wrong we as dog trainers tell others not to do. But it didn't bother me. In fact, I encouraged the young ones to keep playing with him. This was some of the best training and socialization I've ever done with him. This summer I have had countless hours of football workouts, rehab, and my internship for school. I haven't had a serious training session with him in over 2 months. I am lucky if I get to take Max out most nights. This just reassures me of the good job I did of training him and the countless hours put into him. He's not even 2 years old but still shows me what an amazing dog he is. Keep up with Max in his new adventure of working with autism and helping autistic kids get over their fear of animals and hopefully a new role of service animals. God bless. #Max#gsd#gsdlovers#ball#fetch#kids#children#K9#policedog#protection#austim#autismtreeproject