Most Find Purpose Unexpectedly


All this time I have gotten myself so really not sure I had purpose to my life. Most deal all time being autistic so most worried stuck in same situation.  Reality – not so.

Love learning how God not values me by how much I do. I only have be who God created me to be. This is a big relief!

Not sure my purpose really, still have not all figured out. Most sure God knows. Like that I have so much to look forward to.

Jake McClintick is now 23 years old and has been learning to communicate using a letterboard since age 18. Learning the process of using a letterboard through the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) was a gradual process that took several years. We are still working on expanding RPM and Jake’s confidence/skills beyond our “work sessions.” 

Regardless, this low-tech alternative communication system has been an answered prayer for us both. At the age of 22 he began expressing his very personal thoughts and feelings more fluently with me (his mom), and it was his idea to begin writing “The Story of My Life” one day.  This was his 21st entry to that story. He is diagnosed with severe autism as well as intermittent explosive disorder. He has given me permission to share his story and our conversations. He continually expresses his desire to “find purpose” to his life…I hope his willingness to share will help others learn about this misunderstood condition known as “autism” that has so much to teach us all.