So Stupid to Not Make Understand Autism


Little mom has real high hopes, so makes me little less mad.  Most not pleased with my life.  Really not understand life having autism.

Most not have my autism, really stupid that I must be so different.  Not so sure am really worth much autistic as I am.  Most autistic life makes no sense to me. Most angry about really stupidness of not having capabilities.

Bad anger this morning.  Most not like dealing autism stupidness.  Awful, most madl!  Little mom always tries to not make me more mad.  Really so aggravating, little she can do. 

So wish awful madness wasn’t in my mind.  I especially too strong for mom.


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 20th 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.