We are in transition please also visit our new web Autism Site ConnectAutism.Org
Destiny Outreach Autism Center
Offering encouragement and support for parents, adults, and family members affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders
Our vision is 3-fold: to inspire, educate and entertain
>> Inspire: To inspire you to look beyond the disabilities to see the abilities of those who deal everyday with the issues of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We want you to get excited about understanding ASD and motivate you to begin to influence change in our society’s attitude toward those affected by this dif-ability. (Dif-ability…a word I came up with to describe the ability to do something, just in a different way than “normal”.)
>> Educate: What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? We want to educate and inform people from all aspects of life about ASD and how people who deal with it are still a vital and viable asset to our society. Chances are if you don’t have ASD yourself, someone you know does…at work, school, or church, in your neighborhood or even your family. How can you become an advocate for someone in your sphere of influence?
>> Entertain: All learning should be motivating and fun! In all our years of speaking to audiences of all kinds, ages and genres, we have found that holding the attention of the listener is of utmost importance in transitioning them from listener to learner.
The Aspie Family!
THE HILL FAMILY: BLAIR, JODI, CALEB & MIRIAM
- Who are we?
- Why does this issue mean so much to us?
- What unique challenges do we face as a “family of Aspies”?
- How do we work together to meet those challenges?
Hi! You may be wondering who we are and just why this issue means so much to us. Well, we are Blair and Jodi Hill. We have two children, Caleb and Miriam. The unique part is that all of us have Asperger’s Syndrome which is a form of Autism. We call ourselves, “The Aspie Family”. We’re kind of like the Addams Family …a little more modern…but at times, almost as strange. We use the term “Aspie” as a way to identify ourselves. Many people ask us what unique challenges we face as a family of “Aspies” and what do we do to meet those challenges. We would love the opportunity to share our story with you.
Our lives, individually and as a family, are just full of stories of daily life with Autism…some humorous and some not quite so funny, with many adventures and struggles, victories and disappointments, laughter and tears… we could write a book. In fact, we are in the process of doing just that. Keep checking back often so you don’t miss it.
We are excited that you decided to visit our site. Maybe you stopped by because you are looking for a speaker for your event. If so, make sure to check out our booking page and give us a call to set that up. Maybe you were asking yourself, “What is autism?” and looking for more information to help you understand yourself, a family member, co-worker or classmate. Or, maybe you were just wondering what a family of Aspies looked like. No matter the reason for your visit, thank you for stopping by. We hope you found what you were looking for and more.
Although this sight is not exhaustive in information about Autism Spectrum Disorders, we want to give you some of the basics and point you in the right direction for resources and links that can be very helpful in your journey toward understanding ASD.
Don’t forget to go to the contact page if you have any questions or want to share your experience with Autism. (Once we review it and have your consent, we may post your story to encourage those who may be struggling with their ASD and help those who don’t have it but want to understand it better. We reserve the right to choose the stories we publish and edit them for space and appropriate content.)
Again…thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoy your visit.
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We offer you a look at Autism from the inside out.
Johnny Orr Band "We'll Get by" Very touching song about autism through a child's eyes.