Firstly, I want to say thanks to CBC for giving me the chance to view this incredible film before it even airs on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 9 PM.
Love, Hope & Autism centres around fraternal twins Fraser and Hallee Fresco and their journey growing up. Their bond is beautiful. Fraser is Autistic and Hallee is not. The special connection Fraser has with his Cameraman Father is so unique and really amazing. I loved seeing all their adventures captured on screen. The fact that so much of it is footage captured by the Father during the twins childhood provides a fresh perspective like nothing i’ve seen before.
I hope you have the chance to watch it and open the discussion of how diverse Autism really is and how it can bring some families together, much like it did for the Frescos. There is still a complete lack of funding and resources for adults on the spectrum and this film definitely brings it to light.
I never could have imagined I would ever be lucky enough to have a job with an incredibly supportive environment. Yet, here I am.
I’m not stressed out when I have to go to work. I’m not feeling like i’m going to be repeatedly in trouble, have my self worth continually diminished and feel like I am at the bottom of the food chain.
I’m FINALLY EMPOWERED. I am constantly surrounded by incredibly passionate individuals who are happy and are patient with me.
The lighting isn’t overpowering, the only smell is of vibrant and rich coffee, which I love. I’m learning so much. I’m allowed to be on the point of sale system, connecting with customers, preparing their orders & giving them an authentic smile.
I don’t feel like I constantly have to remind people that there are things I find difficult. Sure, my short term memory sucks, I’m having to figure out things in a pace that works for me but the best thing of all is really feeling appreciated, accepted and valued.
There’s something to be said for a place of work where customers and employees are valued. I think this is the key to success and the key to being profitable.
I am so fortunate to have a great work/life balance and have the opportunity to have my blog and go somewhere to learn and grow as a decent human being. Thank you for joining me on this CRAZY journey!