Brayden

Brayden
Brayden expresses himself through RPM ( Rapid Prompting Method) by spelling out his thoughts on a letter board. His parents transcribe for him and put everything he spells out in capital letters. He has worked hard with his parents to be able to have open communication for the first time in his life through RPM. Follow Brayden on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/LifewithaBoyNamedBrayden/?ref=tn_tnmn

Monday, 17 July 2017

MY MOM IS A GARGOYLE

MY MOM IS A GARGOYLE IN DISGUISE.  WHEN SHE IS SLEEPING AT NIGHT HER HORNS SLOWLY COME OUT OF HER HEAD.  HER WINGS SLOWLY EMERGE.  HER EYES TURN RED IN COLOUR.   SHE AWAKENS FROM A DEEP SLEEP THEN THE GARGOYLE TAKES OVER.  SHE FLIES AROUND HER HOUSE WHERE HER FAMILY SLEEPS AT NIGHT.  SHE SITS AT THE TOP OF THE ROOF GUARDING HER FAMILY WHILE THEY SLEEP.   THAT IS WHY SHE DOESN'T SLEEP GOOD AT NIGHT.  SHE IS THE FAMILY PROTECTOR.
THE END.

Monday, 6 February 2017

WE ARE STARDUST

I HAVE TWO AMAZING FRIENDS NAMED FOX AND WYATT.  WE ARE IN SCIENCE CLUB TOGETHER.  WE LEARNED ABOUT STARDUST TODAY.  WE MADE A POEM TOGETHER.


WE ARE STARDUST

STARDUST IS TRULY AMAZING.
STARDUST IS MEANING TOTALLY CONNECTED.
STARDUST IS IN OUR BLOOD.  

Sunday, 15 January 2017

THE MAN IN THE WOODS

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A MAN IN THE WOODS.  THIS MAN WAS A BUSHMAN AT HEART.  HE LOVED BEING OUTDOORS AND IN NATURE.  HE LIVED ALONE WITH HIS DOG NAMED HUNTER.  HE THOUGHT HUNTER WAS THE BEST DOG EVER.  HUNTER LOVED THE OUTDOORS JUST AS MUCH AS HIS OWNER HARRY.  HARRY AND HUNTER WOULD GO OUT EVERY MORNING TO COLLECT WOOD FOR THE FIREPLACE.
ONE DAY HUNTER GOT DISTRACTED BY A RED SQUIRREL AND WONDERED OFF THE TRAIL.  HARRY WHISTLED AND CALLED OUT FOR HUNTER.  THERE WAS NO RESPONSE.  THIS MADE HARRY SO INCREDIBLY SAD AND HEARTBROKEN THAT HE WOULD LOSE HUNTER FOREVER.  HARRY WENT HOME AFTER SEARCHING FOR HUNTER FOR HOURS.  HARRY CRIED FOR WEEKS AFTER LOSING HUNTER.
THEN ONE DAY WHEN HARRY WENT OUT FOR HIS MORNING WOOD RUN HUNTER WAS SITTING ON THE FRONT PORCH.  HARRY WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE HUNTER.  HE THOUGHT HE LOST HIM FOREVER.

MORAL OF THE STORY IS NEVER GIVE UP BELIEVING.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

HOW WORKING OUT AT THE GYM IS HELPING MY BODY

I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH A PERSONAL TRAINER NAMED RYAN FOR ALMOST SIX MONTHS.  I HAVE BEEN GOING IN ONCE A WEEK FOR ONE HOUR SESSIONS.  I HAVE SEEN INCREDIBLE CHANGES IN MY BODY.  I AM HAPPY TO REPORT THAT I HAVE MORE BODY CONTROL AND MORE BODY AWARENESS.  I CAN FINALLY FEEL WHERE MY BODY IS.  CAN YOU IMAGINE NOT FEELING WHERE YOUR BODY IS AT ALL TIMES,  THAT YOU ARE FLOATING ALL THE TIME.  THAT IS HOW I FELT WHEN I WAS NOT TETHERED TO MY SERVICE DOG GUSTO.  MOVING MY LEGS FELT IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES.  I FELT LIKE I COULDN'T GET TO WHERE I WANTED TO GO.  IT IS SO FRUSTRATING.  I WOULD GRAB THINGS THAT I WASN'T SUPPOSE TO GRAB BUT MY HANDS WOULD STILL GRAB THOSE THINGS.  MAKING PURPOSEFUL MOVEMENTS WAS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT.  THIS WAS SO FRUSTRATING.  HAVING OUTBURSTS WERE THE WORSE.  I WOULD BE SCREAMING AT MYSELF TO STOP BUT THIS OUT OF CONTROL BODY HAD OTHER PLANS.  I WOULD FEEL ASHAMED OF MYSELF AFTERWARDS.   SUCH AWFUL FEELINGS AFTER A MELTDOWN OR OUTBURST.
I AM HAPPY I DON'T HAVE THOSE FEELINGS HARDLY ANYMORE.  I FEEL EMPOWERED WITH MY NOW CONTROLLED BODY.  I CAN NOW HELP MY MOM WITH CHORES.  WHAT AN AMAZING FEELING TO BE ABLE TO HELP OUT AROUND THE HOUSE AND IN STORES.
I THINK ALL AUTISTICS SHOULD WORK OUT AND FIND THEIR BODIES.  I HAVE TO SAY THANK YOU TO MY TRAINER RYAN FOR THE AWESOME WEEKLY WORKOUTS AND THE AWESOME MUSIC TO WORKOUT TO.

BRAYDEN AND HIS TRAINER RYAN


Brayden works out at a local gym through Active Souls Project 

Friday, 7 October 2016

A FATHER AND SON CROTCH LAKE TRIP


I HAD THE MOST AMAZING TIME WITH MY DAD AND PAPA.


I WENT BOATING IN MY PAPA'S NEW BOAT.  I TOOK OVER DRIVING AND SURPRISED MY PAPA.  I WENT CANOEING WITH MY DAD.





THE LAKE IS BEAUTIFUL. 




  I DID ALOT OF SWIMMING.  GUSTO KEPT BRINGING ME STICKS FOR ME TO THROW IN THE LAKE.  SO WE PLAYED ALOT OF CATCH.  HE KEPT ME ENTERTAINED.
I GOT TO WORK ON MY BUSHMAN SKILLS WITH MY DAD.  HE IS REALLY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT NATURE AND BUSHMAN STUFF. 


  I REALLY ENJOYED OUR TIME TOGETHER.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

MY TRIP TO CROTCH LAKE

THIS PAST WEEKEND I WENT TO CROTCH LAKE WITH MY FAMILY.

Gusto and I swimming at Crotch Lake

THIS IS MY SECOND TRIP TO CROTCH.  IT IS MAGNIFICENT.  IT IS SO PEACEFUL THERE.  IT IS SO CALMING TO BE AROUND NATURE.  MY BODY FEELS AT PEACE WHEN I AM IN NATURE.  MY FAMILY IS AMAZING AND I GOT TO MEET SOME MORE FAMILY THIS WEEKEND.  I WENT SWIMMING IN THE RAIN WHICH WAS COOL.

The Crotch Lake Family Camping Crew
 

I WENT SWIMMING IN THE RAPIDS AND YOUR REGULAR SWIMMING.  MY PARENTS ALLOWED ME TO HAVE INDEPENDENCE AT CROTCH.  AMAZING FEELING TO DO THINGS ON YOUR OWN.  I GOT TO SWIM IN THE RAPIDS AND WALK UP STREAM ON MY OWN.

 My Gusto and I

 Gusto was getting me to follow him back from the rapids.  I guess he was worried about me swimming in the rain.  I am lucky to have him.  

IT FELT AMAZING TO BE INDEPENDENT.  I REALLY TRY TO BE INDEPENDENT.  ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ADVISE TO BE MORE INDEPENDENT.
I LOVE THE NATURE.  I LOVE THE OUTDOORS.  THE BEST PART OF MY TRIP WAS BEING OUTSIDE IN NATURE.

My guard dog Gusto.

I ALSO LOVED SEEING MY FAMILY HAVING FUN LIKE SWIMMING, DANCING MOM AND SISTERS, JAY PLAYING THE HARMONICA, PAPA PLAYING THE GUITAR AND ALEXIS PLAYING THE HARMONICA.  IT WAS A FANTASTIC CAMPING TRIP.

My fabulous family.






Monday, 25 July 2016

SPEAKING IS HARD

SPEAKING IS HARD FOR ME.  I CAN'T SPEAK THE WORDS THAT ARE IN MY HEAD THROUGH MY MOUTH.  INSTEAD JIBBERISH AND STIM WORDS COME OUT.  I CAN SEE EVERYONE ELSE TALK WITH THEIR MOUTHS WITH NO DIFFICULTY.  I AM ENVIOUS.  I FEEL SO STUCK WITH WORDS ALL THE TIME.

CAN YOU IMAGINE NOT BEING ABLE TO TALK WITH YOUR MOUTH?  IT SEEMS LIKE A PRISON.

I TALK WITH MY HAND.  I SPELL LETTER BY LETTER.  IT IS TIME CONSUMING BUT I HAVE A VOICE.  I DIDN'T HAVE A VOICE FOR SEVEN YEARS.  I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY HAND VOICE.

MY MOM HAS BEEN PRACTICING WITH ME PRONOUNCING LETTERS AND WORDS.  I FEEL HOPEFUL THAT MAYBE ONE DAY THAT I COULD SPEAK WITH MY MOUTH THE WORDS THAT ARE IN MY HEAD.  I BELIEVE IN MYSELF.