What do I Have in Common With Rosie O’Donnell and Ben Stiller?

Guess what I have in common with  Rosie O’Donnell, Kobe Bryant, Oprah, Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Justin Timberlake, Ben Stiller, and Elton John?  You have  hopefully  heard of Kate Winslet’s new book, The Golden Hat. The Golden Hat is a book with photos of many celebrities and some of us with autism who type to communicate. We are all wearing the same hat that represents the poem written by Keli Thorsteinsson who is the son of  Margret  Ericsdottir, who made  a movie about looking for help for her son who has autism.

Some of us typers  met at Dov  Shestack’s house to have the photos taken. The photographers kindly were friends who also took photos another time for my new book cover.  Frankly it is dreadful to hold my gaze into a greatly black hole of  a camera which  is like a photograph of a black sky somewhere over the big  globe we live on.  By having to  look into the  lens I  felt  nervous nicely  and  my body had  to move because it was lost in the black hole.

Greatly  having someone there that I  knew I could  trust helped.  Having to sacrifice my  comfort was  frankly  really  hard but  worth  it  because  it  was  for a good  cause, The Golden Hat Foundation.

Frankly having the opportunity kindly made me very grateful because I just knew that there are lots of people learning to type.  They had possibilities  of other typers to ask,  but they asked me, so greatly I happily took the offer. Believing I’m  making a difference makes me feel like my life is not meaningless. The nicely greatest aspect was spending time with other typers like me.

Looking back, lots of people have put up  with my challenges to mold me into the person I am today.  My idea is  having a book that has pictures of staff and mentors to honor them.

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    Susan Stibb

    5 months ago

    Dear Jeremy,
    Please excuse me but I am not much of a typer. But somehow, I get by.
    I love your article.
    I have a child on the spectrum. And all though I have thought I understood for him for 16 years. Always reading your articles give me another percepective of how he f

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      Jeremy

      5 months ago

      greatly i am so happy i can help you understand your son better.
      jeremy

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    john pike

    5 months ago

    YOur and inspiration Brother mahalo come do a surfershealing camp

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      Jeremy

      5 months ago

      Thank you. nicely i did a surferscamp when little. kindly i think i would like to try again.
      jeremy

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    Alberto Mariscal

    5 months ago

    I am so amazed at you ability to continue to inspire me to reach for the stars. I feel so honor to be a friend of yours. Keep up the great work and take care, friend.

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      Jeremy

      5 months ago

      Thank you great friend.
      jeremy

  • I really loved hearing your perspective of the camera lens–totally fascinating. It’s such a gift to hear what you have to say and an inspiration to others out there walking the same journey.

    Cheers!

    Dana Ray

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    Margret Dagmar Ericsdottir

    5 months ago

    Dear Jeremy thank you for a wonderful blog, so genuine and honest. Thank you for sharing your experience. You are such an inspiration not only to the Golden Hat Foundation but to all those individuals without voice. Thank you for your courage and hard work. Best wishes to you, always. Margret

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      Jeremy

      5 months ago

      dear Margret,
      the work you do is very important.your son is a good writer too.
      best,
      jeremy

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    Aariel Williams

    5 months ago

    Dear Jeremy,

    I just read your mother’s book. It was inspiring and touching.

    I also have High-Functioning Autism and savant syndrome in which
    I can predict what day of the week will fall on in the past,present and
    In the future. I was misdiagnosed when I was a toddler until it is revealed two years later
    That I have classic autism. I nonverbal until I was 4 and was still
    prone to tantrums, need for sameness, crying behaviors and self- talk habits, etc.
    I have two questions: How do you deal with autism and Did it bother you
    To communicate?

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    Aariel Williams

    5 months ago

    Dear Jeremy,

    I just read your mother’s book. It was inspiring and touching.

    I also have High-Functioning Autism and savant syndrome in which
    I can predict what day of the week will fall on in the past,present and
    In the future. I was misdiagnosed when I was a toddler until it is revealed two years later
    That I have classic autism. I was nonverbal until I was 4 and was still
    prone to tantrums, need for sameness, crying behaviors and self- talk habits, etc.
    I have two questions: How do you deal with your autism and Did it bother you
    To communicate?

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      Jeremy

      5 months ago

      you ask interesting questions. i try every day to have autism have less control of my body.
      autism makes it hard to control my body.
      it is really hard to communicate.
      jeremy

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    Paris Romero

    5 months ago

    Jeremy,

    You continue to impress me. Keep typing!

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    Aariel Williams

    4 months ago

    Dear Jeremy,
    Hey, I haven’t talked 2 u in a while. I got 2 questions 4 myself:
    #1: What shall I do about my autism? (Should I face it or get rid of it?)
    and #2: Did it bother me when
    I 1st found out that I autism but have exceptional skills, even at college?
    U c, I had a speech delay when I was 4 years old and have developed savant skills
    when I was 5. Did it bother me that I had Autism?

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    Aariel Williams

    4 months ago

    Dear Jeremy,
    Hey, I haven’t talked 2 u in a while. I got 2 questions 4 myself:
    #1: What shall I do about my autism? (Should I face it or get rid of it?)
    and #2: Did it bother me when
    I 1st found out that I autism but have exceptional skills, even at college?
    U c, I had a speech delay when I was 4 years old and have developed savant skills
    when I was 5. Did it bother me that I had Autism?

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      Aariel Williams

      4 months ago

      My identical twin sister, Aretha and I both have autism: mine is high-functioning and hers is verbally low-functioning. We are both diagnosed with autism when we were 4. Few months later, I began talking, b4 my little sis also talked 2 mths. later, but her speech and fine motor skills are both slow so my mom, dad, Ty (my older sis) & I all pitched in to her with skills that she never had b4: tying her shoes, writing by hand, etc. if it wasn’t 4 me and Aretha, life will never b the same. Did it bother me when my twin and I were double- autistic?

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