Mark Black, (Arlington Heights, Ill.) Daily Herald, via AP
Autistic adults and kids get free ski lessons in Lisle, Ill., on Jan. 17, 2016.
She’s sitting on the sofa playing video games. Dirty dishes are everywhere in the kitchen, pizza boxes and empty soda bottles cover the countertops, the trash is overflowing and stinks, the patio is littered with cigarette butts, laundry needing to be done is stuffed into black garbage bags. The notice of a certified letter, announcing that she has been dropped from her therapeutic art program for non-attendance, sits on top of a stack of unopened mail and unread handouts from her counselor.
This was the scene I walked in on recently. “She” is my 29-year-old daughter. Her latest diagnoses are pervasive developmental disorder (now included as an autism spectrum disorder) and fibromyalgia. The place is the townhome my husband and I bought for her to live in, thinking it would be an affordable “group home for one.” But her former helper/roommate moved out, and while our daughter doesn’t want to live at home or in a typical group home, the reality is she can’t take care of herself.
Hundreds of thousands of parents are suffering similar combat level stress daily as we care for children with autism. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 45 children ages 3 to 17 has autism — that’s roughly 1.5 million kids.
As the number of autistic children grows, so does the number of autistic adults. Their needs remain much the same as they age, yet the support they once received fades. Though families like mine are feeling it most acutely, this is an issue for everyone to consider. The tsunami of adults with autism is coming.
Programs for autistic adults vary from state to state and community to community, depending on when they were diagnosed and whether they are “high” or “low” functioning. But there is widespread agreement that there simply are not enough providers and options. The needs of adults with autism “far exceed the available resources, leaving a generation of individuals with autism and their families in programmatic, financial and personal limbo,” researchers Peter Gerhardt and Ilene Lainer wrote in 2010, and that remains the case.
Just this month in Iowa, Hillary Clinton announced her plan to support people with autism across their lifespans, bringing needed attention to this problem. One of our biggest challenges is finding affordable, supportive housing. A quality residential program costs more per year than sending your child to Stanford. Imagine paying $50,000 or more annually for the rest of your son’s or daughter’s life, with no graduation ceremony in sight.
My husband and I were fortunate to have the means to purchase the townhome, and we could afford to hire the private psychiatrist who helped us secure Social Security disability benefits for our daughter. And because I’m retired, I have more time than families with fewer resources.
For many families, there is no choice other than to keep their adult children at home. According to a National Autistic Society survey, 70% of adults with autism need support services, and 49% live with their parents. Very few adults with autism live fully independently. Family members suffer financially and emotionally from this burden, typically with little or no support. And, like us, many families are also caring for aging parents and other family members at the same time. I also care for my 95-year-old mother and my disabled husband.
While my daughter receives monthly disability benefits, the below-poverty-level amount doesn’t begin to cover the cost of the services she needs. Typically, I take my daughter to the grocery store weekly and help her shop for healthy food that is within her budget. I take her to her doctor’s appointments and take notes about what she should be doing. I manage her finances and all the paperwork associated with her benefits. I deal with weekly crises, such as the time she fell off a ladder while changing a light bulb, and the time she was sheltering a drug addict from the addict’s abusive boyfriend.
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I continue to try to find out more about her diagnoses, both physical and mental, and what can be done to help her, and me. I clean her toilet. I take her anywhere she needs to spend money because we keep her bank card so she doesn’t run through all her money as soon as she gets it. The mental and emotional stress is constantly with me, with no end in sight, and no solutions for when I am no longer able to help my daughter.
There do exist a few innovative residential/service options for a small number of autistic adults, such as Echoing Hope Ranchin Hereford, Ariz. It’s a non-profit working ranch for teens and adults with autism founded in 2009 by a parent, Marla Guerrero. Combining Medicaid, Social Security, donations and some parental contributions, Guerrero has developed a model program for seven full-time residents who are capable of some independence. She helps them engage in productive work both on and off the ranch, such as caring for a garden.
That’s just one example. The advocacy group Autism Speaks sponors a competition called the House to Home Prize, which will hopefully produce more. The non-profit is seeking “groundbreaking ideas” for how to house and support adults on the autism spectrum. March 1 is the deadline to compete for one of three $50,000 prizes.
“Groundbreaking ideas” cannot come too soon for my family, and many others.
Cindy Godwin is a retired marketing executive in Tucson and a Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.
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How do we recognize “The bringers of light?”
There are new generations incarnating on our planet who are very different to previous generations. They have been given many names such as Indigos, Crystal Children, Children of Light or Star people. The children are far more multi-dimensionally aware than what is presently considered to be the ‘norm.’ Many have a deep understanding of their multidimensional reality and speak about helping humanity awaken to a higher state of consciousness. They may also be aware of contact with non-human extraterrestrial intelligences.
There is a race of beings upon the planet, increasing in number, although visually and physically indistinguishable to most humans. They are “the bringers of light” and are here to guide the awakening of terrestrial consciousness. The New Children are born without programs and will bring about a Global Awakening. – Tracey Taylor artist /experiencer
Metaphysical groups have recognized these individuals and offered labels to explain the differences. However some are labeled dysfunctional because they struggle to socialize or cope with the pressures and conditioning modern society places on them. These labels include ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Asperger syndrome, forms of Autism, and Dyslexia. However these labels may stem from our lack of understanding of the way these generations operate or perceive reality.
It appears that many struggle with the conditioning of 3D reality.
Dr. Ohlson PhD, a molecular biologist calls these individuals “letter people.” She believes she is a letter person, i.e. Autism/Asperger’s/ADHD and has explored her multidimensional and physical sensitivities from a practical and scientific perspective.
The programs such as ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, “Letter people”, I do not believe are ‘broken or dysfunctional genes’ but instead offering new multidimensional skills to prevent limited re-programming of a third dimensional reality.The letter people show an impairment in communication between the brain-halves and thus use one side of the brain for solving the same problem. Although it is thought they are dysfunctional however, it may be a way to free more space in the brain for solving difficult tasks. The Asperger part might be responsible for ‘higher’ knowledge, not interested in traditional learning. -Dr. Ohlson, Ph.D.
Dr. Ohlson PhD a molecular biologist brings two important perspectives to this phenomenon: The perspective of the soul journey, and our extraterrestrial star origins.
It is not so simple as foreign DNA. It’s a combination of genetically improved bodies, in combination with souls from different places in our Universe, incarnating in these ‘improved ‘ bodies. The souls have different frequencies/vibrations depending on their evolutionary status and that plays a role in activation of the DNA in that particular body. I believe we also have to take into account the collective soul of Homo sapiens. The ‘letter people” have above normal sensory cells on the skin. They hear above normal range. They are aware of minute differences in the shades of colour than normal. Taste and smell are enhanced. Sensitive to all frequencies and can be overwhelmed by sensory overload. Sensitive to radioactive radiation as well as energy fields and energy beaming from angry people or animals. -Dr. Ohlson, Ph.D
Dr. Ohlson has observed that calculated levels of Acetylcholine and dopamine in the brain is higher in Letter People and suggests ways to help these children cope with the 3D challenges. Letter people need extra help nutritionally to cope, plus multi-vitamin and mineral supplements:
She explains that Acetylcholine is formed from choline in the vitamin B family and letter people need more choline, but also other vitamin B members because they use more of it. This is the simplicity behind the ‘cure.’ She states:
*Vitamin D3 50 microgram/day, Vitamin C 1-2grams/day
* Occasionally they may need Silica gel for the stomach and nervous system and probiotic for the intestinal flora.
* For the nervous system and brain (running all the functions in the body this is crucial).
* Vitamin B´s in a complex /day (25 mg each of B1, B2, B6, PABA, Inositol)(50 mg each of B3, B5, Cholin) (50 microgram of B12, 25 microgram B15, 150 microgram Biotin and 200 micrograms Folic acid).
Note: In most vitamin B´s this is over recommended daily intake but her family have taken this daily for more than 10 years with no side effects but becoming healthier.
Omega oil 3,6,9.
MSM (methyl-sulfonulmethane): Initially start with few grains to the maximum dose of two tsp. daily. This supports the enzymatic reactions in the brain and the formation of acetylcholine from Choline. Best to be taken morning or during daytime because it gives energy and can keep the person awake in the night. For the prevention of anxiety take Valerian officinalis between 200mg/ day and 1200mg/day, and for depression Hypericum officinalis (between 600mg/day and 900mg/day).
Ufologist researcher Neil Gould, author of Close Encounters of the ADHD Kind, explained in his book he was diagnosed as ADHD later in life. He recalls that he always perceived reality differently and that’s why he struggled in such a heavily programmed 3D world. He re-interprets the ADHD label as “Always Dialed to Higher Dimensions.”
I believe that Neil’s interpretation is far more accurate and it coincides with Molecular Biologist Ds William Brown who also recognizes the New Human Phenomenon and the modification in our genetic codes occurring now.
I believe genetic modification occurring right now in Utero are actually producing ‘New Humans’. Their NEW genetic architecture allows them to see the world in a multidimensional fashion. I believe research would show dormant genetic regions are being integrated into the biological systems and occurring in all of us to produce expanded awareness.
There is an exponential increase in ADD, Autistic and Indigo children. Their brains work faster and I believe they already ‘KNOW ‘ what they are being taught.
The ‘intrinsic” understanding of knowledge and information operates at a bio-molecular level – its trans-generational information. It is“encoded” within the atomic structure of the DNA molecule. It can be accessed more efficiently to produce savant like characteristics. The modification of the DNA is more like a remodeling of the genome to make dormant regions accessible again. -Neil Gould, author of Close Encounters of the ADHD Kind
Extraterrestrial visitation is a very important factor as it is known these ‘intelligences’ are very interested in human DNA, and research suggests they have been involved in changes to human DNA. Therefore its only logical and may well explain some of the ‘differences’ we are observing in the New Human behaviors. I believe it is logical to assume this is directly related to human encounters with non-human intelligences. My hypotheses stems from twenty years of research into extraterrestrial encounter phenomena and 3,000 cases.
The individuals have conscious recall of their time on space ships, often their planet of origin, and their ‘mission.’
Subjects related to:
* Their true origins, i.e. Star family.
* Past lives on other planets.
* Their mission on planet earth.
* The true history of this planet and origins of humanity:
* They have conscious recall of being taken on spacecraft, and what they learn on the spaceships.
* The multidimensional skills enhanced by education on the space schools.
* What is really going on re: covert programs and hidden agendas?
* The purpose of certain ancient sites and technologies.
* Able to translate some of the star languages and scripts both in the language and translate back into English, and also the source of this information:
* Decode some of the symbols and art work from ET encounters.
* Can connect to all living and inanimate forms on a multidimensional level: animals, plants, and minerals.
* Healing abilities.
* Write unusual scripts, speak star languages and draw symbols, and beings they interact with.
From my research, this is a global phenomenon and these children are in all cultures. They are demonstrating their multidimensional skills:
* Perceiving spirits
* Energy fields
* Remote influencing
* Telepathic abilities
* Knowledge they have not consciously learnt
* Healing abilities
* Universal spirituality
* Telekinetic abilities
* Precognition (seeing future events)
Paul Dong and Thomas E. Raffill also mention some of the psychic abilities mentioned above in China’s Super Psychics. They label this phenomenon, EMF (Extra Human Functions) or HAS (High Sense Abilities.). The individuals however are now identified in many cultures, primarily seen as super psychics without the understanding that there may be alterations that are not due to natural evolution but through extraterrestrial intelligences.
The late Dr. Roger Leir a pioneer in Ufology most known for his work removing implanted objects after extraterrestrial encounters. Dr. Leir was convinced humanity was being ‘upgraded’ though their contact and interactions with extraterrestrial beings.
I have come to the conclusion that not only are there star children amongst us, but the entire human race has been advanced forward at a rate that is unlikely to be due to slow evolutionary forces, but far more likely that this rapid advancement of the human species is due to alien intervention of our bodies and minds.
-Dr. Roger Leir. Author, The Aliens and the Scalpel
The struggle for the New Human is to operate and function when their awareness and understanding is not understood or acknowledged. This may manifest as arrogance or frustration, but most often it’s more a sadness, or confusion. They can feel their star family has left them and struggle to be here and just want to go home. It can be overwhelming and lead to a conscious or unconscious desire to dumb themselves down with alcohol, drugs or vacate though suicide.
It is important that humanity recognizes this evolutionary leap in human consciousness. To recognize these new generations are different for a good reason, we need to listen to what they have to tell us. They truly are the ‘way showers’ to an evolving humanity.
The New Human is here:
Adults have small ears they don’t want hear the messages we try to tell you. Why don’t they listen! – A 9-year-old NEW HUMAN who speaks star languages to heal water.
Mary Rodwell, Awakening How Extraterrestrial Contact Can transforms your Life. Republished 2010.
Dr Roger Leir, The Aliens and the Scalpel
Dr L Ohlson statements on her research 2012-2015 to Mary Rodwell
Dr William Brown in emails to Mary Rodwell ACERN 2010
Neil Gould, Close Encounters of the ADHD kind
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There is concrete evidence to suggest that Mother Earth herself is shifting her vibration, in order to adapt to the paradigm shift. The Schumann Frequencies are the ‘sound’ of the earth. It’s like hearing the sound of a big drum, with that drum being the earth’s resonant cavity. Only a few years ago the earth was vibrating at around 7.8 hertz, but a few days ago, the Schumann frequency hit 16.5. This demonstrates that the earth itself is changing…she is literally speeding up!
Why is the number 16.5 important?
16.5, 33, 66, 132, 264….these numbers are all harmonic to the Solfeggio tone 528, which is the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA – the gentetic blueprint upon which life is based.
What are Solfeggio Frequencies?
Here’s a short clip that explains the basis of the Solfeggio tones.
If the Schumann frequency is resonating at a harmonic of 528 – the frequency scientists use to repair broken DNA – it would suggest would it not then, that our DNA may be repairing itself right now? Perhaps Mother Earth’s change of vibration to the harmonic of 528 is kick-starting our DNA re-activation, in order that we can move in sync with her, as she transcends 3D density to enter 4th and 5th dimensional realms.
The following excerpt from channel and healer Malcolm Bell’s book ‘Rider in the Mist’ reinforces the idea of the intrinsic connection between human beings and Planet Earth:-
“The human being is comprised of five bodies: the physical, the mental, the emotional, the spiritual, and the higher self. Any change in the earth’s energy field affects all five bodies, so all five have to be realigned – adjusted in increments according to the varying and ongoing energy fluctuations – and brought back into balance and harmony. In short, the symptoms that people were experiencing were the body’s response to the changing vibration. The body was struggling to adjust to the previously unknown, and never before encountered, elevated and newly patterned energy levels. Unknown to us at times such as this, the body searches through its ancient tribal and genetic memory bank imprints, in an attempt to find a pre-existing pattern to align with. Finding none, it now has to embark upon a critical program of developing and implementing a precise and compatible alternative energy-pattern match. In the process of doing so, all five bodies endure considerable discomfort and confusion.”
The many and varied symptoms that people have been experiencing over the past few years as their bodies attempt to align with the huge ‘Shift of the Ages’ taking place, have become so widespread that they have called ‘Ascension Symptoms’.
So don’t panic if you have been feeling kind of strange, ungrounded, exhausted, dizzy, fuzzy or depressed – you are not alone! As Mother Earth continues to uplift her vibration to the New Earth dimensional frequencies, with our Sun assisting by sending us massive charges of intense radiation on almost a daily basis now, you are instinctively acclimatising and trying to match her vibration, so that you can travel with her on the ‘Ascension’ path.
Source: Earth Ascending!! Schumann Frequency Resonance of the Earth Has DOUBLED! » The Event Chronicle