Daily Archives: June 29, 2017

eighty-one year old mother

Imagine if you will having an independently dependent mother who at the age of eighty-one year old mother asks some strange person to phone you up. The time was two thirty in the afternoon.

And there is someones voice talking to you on the phone with an accent from another country.The persons desperately wanting you talk to them. The only thing you can make out is the name of the market in the town that your mother lives in.

“Oh mums at the market and has to much shopping to bring home with her Go-GO. Front or back entrance? Please tell her I will be there in twenty minutes.”

One eighty-one year old mother to pick up.

You log off and drive to the next town.

While driving around the car park there is a pink winter woolen hat and bright blue coat. Yip that’s mum sitting on the Go-Go. The GoGo is parked right smack in the middle of the corner car parking space.

All you can do is stop the car. Grin. Laugh. And hope like mad mum has not got here hearing aid on. Which of course she has and today of all days that hearing aid is functioning well.

At that moment in time….. out comes the phone for a quick video….NOOO! The phone batteries dead.

Which is why you are reading this post. And the video is of mum on the first day the GoGo was put together and we were travelling around the block instead of one video of an eighty-one year old mum sitting on the GoGo waiting to be picked up.

Why did the GoGo stop? Because while traversing a local pathway through a short cut the sandy loom got stuck in the wheels … or something.

“Mum batteries do not last as long on cold, cold days.” “Oh who taught you that….” “My mother showed me!”

Why am I sharing this story with you? Simply because while putting together a campaign based around redifining how people view those of us on the Autism Spectrum there is a lot to learn.
>>>> Access to this campaign is through here.<<<

Putting all that is learned from previous committee and leadership roles for others to use takes time. In 2002’s the purchase of a computer and connecting that to the internet meant the ability to go on-line.

Now, rather different circumstances are out there. Information overload. With integrated tools and systems plus guidance and support the information is presented in the way it is so that people building Autistic, Online and loving it communities are able to openly interconnect.

After the name and email is logged what does this access involve. Firstly a resource of videos. Watching these videos opened my eyes to what I had missed during the times on committees. Now there was foundation information connected to practical experience. After the $29.95 USD the other modules were available. These helped me work out who I was and where I was going.  And how to have time for just one eighty-one year old mother!

To have time to pause what is happening around them and go and help out a stranded relative was like finding gold.

You enjoy your day.


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