Welcome back to Kyle’s Treehouse! As you can see, we’ve made a few changes to our
website – in effect, we’ve ‘done some growing up!’ When we first launched the original site, Kyle was just 12 years old. At that time, he had just graduated from his Son-Rise Program®, he was well into his homeschooling program, and after finishing another round of evaluations, we were told by his doctors that Kyle no longer showed signs of autism. It was a pretty big year.
Since then, I’ve learned a lot about the ups and downs kids with autism (or in Kyle’s case, kids coming off the spectrum) experience as they mature into teenagers and adults. As a parent, it can be a lonely planet where many have ventured but few talk about. When Kyle thinks about his own journey and what he’s accomplished at the ripe old age of 20, Kyle likes to quotes this ancient Chinese proverb that says, “Fall down seven times, get up eight.”
Today, Kyle is in his second year of college where he studies fashion design and lives on campus, he has a drivers license, and deals with all the “typical” events that occur in a young man’s life. As his mom, it’s been an amazing experience to watch Kyle come such a long way and into his own. We continue to marvel at his courage to take the next steps in life, even if he might “fall down.” He now knows what to do.
Because of Kyle’s changes, we decided it was time for the web site to reflect that change as well. Don’t worry – we kept the essence of Kyle’s Treehouse – so you can still find helpful information about all the treatment options available today. I decided it was time to give parents a place to tell their kids’ stories – because Kyle’s generation of kids on the spectrum are doing some really cools things out in the world. On the new Kyle’s Treehouse, you will find blogs written by me and soon, written by you! But mostly, we will continue to spread the message of hope in a effort to inspire parents in their journey with kids on the spectrum.
Again, welcome back to Kyle’s Treehouse! We’re glad you stopped by.