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TheFowler 4 & WORLD & Everything Podcast

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TheFowler 4 on World & Everything Podcast

Six years ago we were in WORLD Magazine regarding our family, our bookand our son William.

Recently we were featured in the last 10 minutes of a weekly podcast from WORLD Magazine called World and Everything In It…click, listen, share, comment and ENJOY!

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Figured out the Puzzle

Seth Says

No, I haven’t figured out the key to the autism spectrum puzzle…not really paying that much attention to it…we have it, let’s deal with it and make our son and situation as successful as possible.

What I have learned…is that our son, now 12-years-old, likes to do puzzles!  It’s still off-and-on and always on his schedule – I’ll beg an plead with him to come and work a puzzle with me and he’ll refuse, then I’ll turn around when I’m not there and he’ll be working on it.

He doesn’t look at the picture on the box.  He simply looks at the colors and shapes….and I love it!

Maybe one day he’ll work in a puzzle factory (do those even exist)…maybe one day he’ll work in a position where colors and shape differentiation is important.  I don’t know, I don’t care.

Right now, he likes doing puzzles…and that makes me happy

To read more blogs from Melanie, Seth and TheFowler4Group, check out their Website (www.lookatmyeyes.com) and while you’re there, buy a copy of their book, “Look At My Eyes”.  Or find them on YouTube.  To contact TheFowler4 Group email: info@thefowler4group.com

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I’ve taken such a nice long break that I forgot my password.

I remembered it. <smile>

It has been good. I needed it. We all need it.

For me, vocalizing is not usually difficult or strained. Facial expressions too… I can’t hide them. Gosh I really can’t.

My husband. If you know him, you know expression is his world. He’s a talker…much, MUCH more than I am. It comes easy.

For William, every word is mainly work. Something for others to hear.

I see the wheels turning, the eyes shifting… I know there are thoughts, but many times it is silence I hear.

With two expressive parents, it must me in his genes somewhere. Trapped at times.

I can’t speak for him, not always the way he would like me to. His sister has, does, and will often. Those two.

My questions are not always the right questions.

But I do try…probing constantly to get a true depictive response from him.

But, those are words. Really, just words.

If I look closer, he speaks often.

Each raised eyebrow, pause, snicker, and hand gesture… speaks to me. It’s loud sometimes and yes, I do sometimes yearn for it to come in one easy box of simply uttered words.

Sometimes it does and I relish…pondering on it for days sometimes. Ok years.

His expressions. I’ve learned to live and breathe for. I’ve learned to hear him with passing hours of no words in sight. It’s all there.

It’s a different bird though and not easily caught.

In fact, I know I have missed it many times by waiting for words.

Don’t get so caught up in the words that you miss the expression.

Sometimes you just need to just shut up to watch the expression unravel. <smile>

You’ll hear so much more.

To read more blogs from Melanie, Seth and TheFowler4Group, check out their Website (www.lookatmyeyes.com) and while you’re there, buy a copy of their book, “Look At My Eyes”.  Or find them on YouTube.  To contact TheFowler4 Group email: info@thefowler4group.com
   

Learning Together Workshop Series at TCU in Ft. Worth…Saturday, February 4th 9-11 AM

Not sure a blog is the best place to post this but I know it goes to a lot of people and is picked up by different avenues so here goes.

This Saturday, February 4th, 2012 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on the beautiful TCU campus in Ft. Worth, TX (Dee J. Alumni Center), TheFowler4 Group will be presenting “Navigating the Autism Spectrum”.

The event is sponsored by TCU, KinderFrogs, ARC of Tarrant County and the Fort Worth Junior League.

We will be giving a presentation not just on our lives of a family with a child with autism but addressing issues that can also be found in our book “Look At My Eyes”–insurance, in-home exercises, talking about autism with siblings, friends…family!

The event is free!  Pre-registration is appreciated for an accurate headcount.  You can call 817-834-7700 or email arcnetc@att.net.

If you know ANYONE in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex…please tell them and have them come!

To read more blogs from Seth and TheFowler4Group, check out their Website (www.lookatmyeyes.com) and while you’re there, buy a copy of their book, “Look At My Eyes”.  To contact TheFowler4 Group email: info@thefowler4group.com

Hello world!

Welcome to “Look At My Eyes”…hopefully you have already signed up to be contacted on the “Buy The Book” page, when the book is released. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate your attention to this site–active for probably 5 hours today and we’ve already had almost 1,000 views…that’s HUGE! Let’s keep it going!!!

Seriously, this book is unlike any other book on autism on the market today–it’s practical, educational, easy to read, helpful and hopefully encouraging and inspiring. The point was to write a short book for everyone–not just parents, but friends, family, anyone who needs to relate to the world of autism.

We don’t have the answers–it’s a 2 steps forward, 3 steps back–type of experience, but some days are 4 steps forward and 1 step back and when that happens, it’s great rejoicing in the Fowler 4 Group!

So…spread the word, I want a Million copies of this book to be released world wide! Hey, why not?