Michelle Vinokurov aka Exceptional Shell was non verbal until the age 6! Now she is an autism advocate and keynote speaker!

In this short clip from Bridge the Gap she shares what Autism was like for her as a child.

Watch her full episode of Bridge the Gap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU_9D-REImY

Watch our other episodes of Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap featuring Ryan Shindler

Bridge the Gap featuring Jesse Saperstein

Bridge the Gap featuring Michael Barton

Bridge the Gap featuring Jeff Synder

Bridge the Gap featuring Mark Flemming

CEO Of Hope Education Services Jessica Leichtweisz shares why she started Bridge the Gap

When I first started working with kids with Autism in 2008, adults with Autism would have been born before 1990. Back then only 1 out of every 10,000 people had Autism.

There was no community of adults with Autism. Nobody really knew for sure if adults with Autism could go to work or to school or to college. There were very few adults with Autism who could tell us how they felt, what Autism meant to them and how they wanted to be treated.

But that’s totally changed. Social media has unified a population of adults with Autism. They have a message for us and it is time we listened.

I believe that every teacher who goes into the field of Autism whether they are speech therapists, occupational therapists, social skills therapist, physical therapists or classroom teachers has a good heart. They genuinely want to help people.

That’s why it is so important that we listen to what adults with Autism have to say. Many adults with Autism had positive experiences with therapies as kids. But, it appears that even more didn’t.

Many people with Autism benefited from therapies but the cost was their self esteem, self worth and trauma that they may never fully recover from.

I am choosing to take and stand and personally make sure that this generation of children with Autism never experience the types of things that left Autistic adults rejecting Autism professionals.

It is time we listened. There does not need to be a gap between Autism acceptance and Autism recovery. There is a way in which we can hold people to their highest potential and help them gain skills while accepting and loving them for who they are.

It is time we bridged the gap.

Let’s stay connected!

Check out my blog where I go into even more depth on topics just like this one. Http://www.hopeeducationservices.com

Struggling with potty training your child with Autism. Download a free resource guide at Http://www.autismpottytraining.com

Is your child struggling with trying new foods? Download a Free step by step approach to encouraging the most picky eaters to try new things! Http://www.justfreakingeatit.com

Is your child with Autism starting school or are you struggling with developing a meaningful connection with your child’s teachers? Download my free e-Book Http://www.schoolwithautism.com

Are you waiting for ABA services for your child to start or would you like to learn how you can help your child get the most out of ABA therapy. Check out my book on Amazon designed to help parents just like you.
https://www.amazon.com/Parents-Introd…

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Disclaimer:

This video is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The text, graphics, images, flash movies, and audio segments are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

The information contained in this segment is generalized. It may not be applicable in every situation. Before applying specific interventions, consult a behaviorist. Any behavior intervention can result in an undesired change in behavior if not implemented correctly. No client relationship is established as a result of watching these videos. Jessica Leichtweisz and Hope Education cannot be held responsible for any misuse of the information contained in these videos. <br> <h3>Auto Generated Captions</h3>

[Music]
in my early years he was completely my
life was completely different back then
I was I was diagnosed with just with
autism when it was like before my second
birthday and I was diagnosed with it in
downstate Hospital in Brooklyn New York
because I was born in Brooklyn so back
then like all my when I was going
through like I wasn’t really like aware
of the world around me I wasn’t like I
was pretty much in my own world last eye
contact
I was nonverbal until I was six years
old and I like it was completely
different like I was so dependent I had
all the therapies and everything recede
like I had ABA therapy when I was
younger and stuff and then now like
throughout my years I like progressed a
lot in my experiences and everything and
grown academically to in slowly becoming
more including classes and everything
and then now today I’ve done I even I’ve
done keynote speeches for a lot of
special education organizations and
everything all over New Jersey since I
was 18 and the message is that like
don’t don’t give up on on on the person
that on an individual that’s living with
autism because you don’t know what
they’re capable of and like they can
show their own personality in their own
ways too and just about like acceptance
and awareness and just like edgy key
[Music]

Proof children with Autism who are non verbal until age 6 can learn to talk! LSdHxmMaGjQ

[Music]
in my early years he was completely my
life was completely different back then
I was I was diagnosed with just with
autism when it was like before my second
birthday and I was diagnosed with it in
downstate Hospital in Brooklyn New York
because I was born in Brooklyn so back
then like all my when I was going
through like I wasn’t really like aware
of the world around me I wasn’t like I
was pretty much in my own world last eye
contact
I was nonverbal until I was six years
old and I like it was completely
different like I was so dependent I had
all the therapies and everything recede
like I had ABA therapy when I was
younger and stuff and then now like
throughout my years I like progressed a
lot in my experiences and everything and
grown academically to in slowly becoming
more including classes and everything
and then now today I’ve done I even I’ve
done keynote speeches for a lot of
special education organizations and
everything all over New Jersey since I
was 18 and the message is that like
don’t don’t give up on on on the person
that on an individual that’s living with
autism because you don’t know what
they’re capable of and like they can
show their own personality in their own
ways too and just about like acceptance
and awareness and just like edgy key
[Music]

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In this short clip from Bridge the Gap she shares what Autism was like for her as a child.

Watch her full episode of Bridge the Gap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU_9D-REImY

Watch our other episodes of Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap featuring Ryan Shindler

Bridge the Gap featuring Jesse Saperstein

Bridge the Gap featuring Michael Barton

Bridge the Gap featuring Jeff Synder

Bridge the Gap featuring Mark Flemming

CEO Of Hope Education Services Jessica Leichtweisz shares why she started Bridge the Gap

When I first started working with kids with Autism in 2008, adults with Autism would have been born before 1990. Back then only 1 out of every 10,000 people had Autism.

There was no community of adults with Autism. Nobody really knew for sure if adults with Autism could go to work or to school or to college. There were very few adults with Autism who could tell us how they felt, what Autism meant to them and how they wanted to be treated.

But that’s totally changed. Social media has unified a population of adults with Autism. They have a message for us and it is time we listened.

I believe that every teacher who goes into the field of Autism whether they are speech therapists, occupational therapists, social skills therapist, physical therapists or classroom teachers has a good heart. They genuinely want to help people.

That’s why it is so important that we listen to what adults with Autism have to say. Many adults with Autism had positive experiences with therapies as kids. But, it appears that even more didn’t.

Many people with Autism benefited from therapies but the cost was their self esteem, self worth and trauma that they may never fully recover from.

I am choosing to take and stand and personally make sure that this generation of children with Autism never experience the types of things that left Autistic adults rejecting Autism professionals.

It is time we listened. There does not need to be a gap between Autism acceptance and Autism recovery. There is a way in which we can hold people to their highest potential and help them gain skills while accepting and loving them for who they are.

It is time we bridged the gap.

Let’s stay connected!

Check out my blog where I go into even more depth on topics just like this one. Http://www.hopeeducationservices.com

Struggling with potty training your child with Autism. Download a free resource guide at Http://www.autismpottytraining.com

Is your child struggling with trying new foods? Download a Free step by step approach to encouraging the most picky eaters to try new things! Http://www.justfreakingeatit.com

Is your child with Autism starting school or are you struggling with developing a meaningful connection with your child’s teachers? Download my free e-Book Http://www.schoolwithautism.com

Are you waiting for ABA services for your child to start or would you like to learn how you can help your child get the most out of ABA therapy. Check out my book on Amazon designed to help parents just like you.
https://www.amazon.com/Parents-Introd…

Let’s connect on social media:

Facebook: Http://www.facebook.com/hopeeducationservices

Instagram: Http://www.instagram.com/hopeeducationservices

Disclaimer:

This video is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The text, graphics, images, flash movies, and audio segments are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

The information contained in this segment is generalized. It may not be applicable in every situation. Before applying specific interventions, consult a behaviorist. Any behavior intervention can result in an undesired change in behavior if not implemented correctly. No client relationship is established as a result of watching these videos. Jessica Leichtweisz and Hope Education cannot be held responsible for any misuse of the information contained in these videos.

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