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Behind the Breakthroughs

Sep 17, 2019

In this episode Dr. Annette Nunez and Maylene Johnson chat with two very special guests CJ Hernandez "The Autistic Barber," and his mother Mary Hernandez. This podcast is exceptional because we hear from two different perspectives of both mother and son navigating through the autism journey together.  CJ is one of the most positive, authentic, and insightful guests and it comes through during this podcast.  Both CJ and Mary share their inspiring journey in hopes of encouraging others who share the same journey.




MINSHIFT (takeaways)

  1. CJ: For all the autism parents you have to show your child unconditional love even though it maybe challenging at times, don’t give up on us and be patient.
  2. CJ: Always be positive and believe that your child can live a happy, successful, and independent life.
  3. CJ: For the young adults with autism, be happy and proud of who you are! There is nothing to be ashamed of...There is nothing wrong with having autism.
  4. CJ: Think of autism as a superpower and believe you can do it and be positive. Once you believe in yourself, opportunities will come!
  5. Mary: As a parent trust yourself and continue to listen to and love your child.