Only Need Have God

Story of My Life Pt. #15  by Jake McClintick 3/08/2019

Not always make angry faces at myself in mirror anymore. God is helping me to have security I never had before. This is my home to make love stronger than stupid hate in my heart.

My top reason I am alive is having nothing but God Love all time. Not sure dealt so head on before.  So not strictly on love most my reality in past. So glad to not have so much anger now.

Only God heals hate like I had my autism. Mom and everyone else did best they could, but can’t do what only God can do. Nothing so more important to me than to seek God, my soul so most relieved.


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 Jake 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 is his 15th entry to that story.

Jake 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.