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Behind the Breakthroughs

Jan 30, 2019

In this episode we take a look at a young man's journey who is diagnosed with autism. He shares with us his experiences of living with his family, going to school, friendships, driving, and his thoughts about his future of going to college and living independently. When schools questioned his abilities his parents advocated for him and he explains he would not be where he is today without the support of his parents. His story is so inspirational that 9 News did a story on him. This is an episode you don't want to miss!

Meet Jacob Ruth and for the first time we hear from an individual autism about what it is like growing up. From his earliest memories of screaming to the point of where he felt like he had damaged his voice box to his current experiences of going to high school and playing football we hear from Jacob's perspective. Jacob explains how many people siienced him for many years but now that he is grown up he has a lot to say! If you would like to hear the entire families view on autism, his mom was interviewed in podcast 2, his dad in podcast 10, and his sister in podcast 28.

MINDSHIFT (takeaways)

  1. Always work hard and do stay in school.
  2. Be encouraged by your parents... whatever your parents say to you. Even if you don’t want to do it, listen to them because they have very good advice.
  3. Don’t ever smoke or do drugs... and don’t eat junk food all the time.
  4. Be yourselves and do what you want to do!