Autism is . . . Sensational Adventure and Discovery in Motion! by Annie Eskeldson
Autism is “my sensational adventure!” boasts nine-year-old Ashi. Ashi’s passions include nature, electronics, art, books and swimming. If we’re not at home, we can be found at our local zoo. Some of Ashi’s best friends are: Mawas, Lena, Rudy, Rayma, and Boomie (they are all orangutans); Tembo and Sunda, who are elephants; and Violet, who is an African Grey Parrot. Ashi’s love for nature extends to trees, plants, flowers, bugs, lizards, and snakes too.
She loves to play with her Littlest Pet Shop toys, and if she can play with them in the mud, it’s even better! Ashi has a knack for finding something interesting to do no matter where she is or what she has to play with. She is very creative, exceptionally caring and compassionate, very helpful at home, and a good friend. Ashi enjoys being a big sister (she wishes her autistic little brother was more social, though!), and never misses an opportunity to tell others about Jesus. Ashi is a also a new Taekwondo student, which has been fun for the whole family.
Autism is “discovery in motion.” That is how I would describe my 3 1/2 year old son, Izaiah. He is fascinated by moving lights and shadows, reflections, surfaces, and how they feel on his body. He loves chasing bubbles, running with flashlights, dancing to music, watching water such as waterfalls, water fountains, and faucets. He loves to jump, jump, and jump some more! He is also very affectionate to those in his very small ‘circle’ and shows signs of amazing reasoning skills, which is thrilling for Mom to discover. He loves the outdoors, swimming, playing at the park, his trampoline, books, Super Why!, his iPad, drawing, and being held by Mommy and Daddy. Even though Izaiah is still nonverbal, he has no trouble communicating most of his needs and wants, and his smile is worth a million words!
Annie Eskeldson is a blessed stay at home Mom of two ASD children. She has provided all of her children’s therapy and has always homeschooled. She blogs for parents of young autists and has three published children’s books about autism that also nurture parents. All of her tips and books can be found at Ashi’s Gift Blog and at Izaiah’s Scroll.
Annie is giving away a paperback set of her three books to one of you! Use the Giveaway Tools widget below to enter.
This giveaway is open to adults age 18 or older in the Continental U.S. It is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media site. The giveaway will end April 30, 2013, at 9:00 pm CDT. The winner will receive an email within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway and will have 48 hours to respond with the required information. If I don’t receive that information by the deadline, I will choose another winner.
Photo credit: Annie Eskeldson
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