So Really Most Have Reality Same As Mine

Story of My Life Pt.11 by Jake McClintick 2/7/19

Am surprised to realize about other people having same rotten thoughts as me. Lots good hate about not living life like they think other people might be doing.

So hate that, not really truth! So relieved to learn that I’m not so different after all.

Not lots of people angry about not being able do things ought to be easy, like me. I most not value my mind enough.

Most not have reality exactly like mine, but same struggles with trusting God.

Most have really good body that not works like stupid autism, not makes them have to struggle to control every little move.

Still I have new awareness that still struggle in their minds like me. Most good to not think I am only one who has trouble handling stupid lies.

Real most grateful to God help me realize the truth.  

Jake McClintick is now 23 years old and has been learning to communicate using a letterboard since age 18. He is diagnosed with severe autism and intermittent explosive disorder. 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 11th entry to that story.

Jake 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.