What it's like to have Autism

Let me share my story with you

Thanks for taking a minute to learn about my book Population One: Autism, Adversity and the Will to Succeed.

I was diagnosed with autism at age 2. I communicated with a series of frustrated noises and physically "acting out". I started forming words at age 6; I was not able to speak in full sentences until I was 12.

I've been called a retard, dumb, and disabled. I've been bullied, picked on, and made fun of. They put me in "special" classes, and told me that I should not expect to reach my goals. I could not understand why people were so cruel simply because I was different. I simply process information and see the world differently.

I have finally chosen to accept my label of autism, not as a disability, but as an extraordinary ability.  I believe that most people don't realize that individuals with autism have a tremendous gift to give. I am 19 and it took me years to come to terms with the fact that I've been blessed to have autism.  I now call it awesome'ism.

I am not saying that having autism has been easy.  I am not saying that I still do not have struggles.  I also respect that autism affects each person in a different way.

I do not pretend to represent all people with autism, I am simply telling my story so that I can help people better understand autism.  That is my mission

I am on a mission to overcome the label that many with autism have suffered with for years.

I hope that my writing, and the 50 chapters in my book will help people better understand those with autism; I would like all people with autism to have a better life.

I stand for those who do not have a literal voice. I know what its like to not be able to speak. If you would like to understand a little bit more about autism from someone that has it, I hope you would buy my book.

Talk soon,

Tyler McNamer

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Why you should you read this book

People with autism are born with talents that very few others have. Perhaps you have yet to understand and accept autism. I feel your pain, I have walked in your shoes, I can empathize with you. It took me a long time as well. I did not even know that I saw the world differently that other typically developing people. I felt like I didn't need anybody, and needed to isolate myself from everyone. I still struggle with those feelings today.

This book can be described as many things. It can be a journal, a diary (not really), a survival kit, and a guide for everyone with or without autism.

I dedicate this book to all those who are different, unique, and terrific. Just imagine if we were all the same? It really wouldn’t be very fun, would it? I also want to dedicate this to all of the parents and teachers of the world. They bring an awesome impact on kids all around. This book is also dedicated to the children of the world. They are the best they can be, no matter what anyone says.

Being different from the masses is one of my greatest gifts

I have been bullied. I have been a victim of others’ limiting beliefs about my abilities, and yet, I have become the victor in my life. I have become stronger because of the personal attacks, and more confident in my life as others have placed limitations on me. As a result, I am dedicating my life to serving and inspiring others who are different so they also can achieve their goals and blossom into the people they are true capable of becoming. I am in the process of achieving my goals. I have the unique abilities of autism. I graduated from high school as a published author, and now a public speaker. It has been a difficult journey; there were many setbacks and obstacles along the way. It is hard to put yourself out there for others in the world to ridicule. There were naysayers who tried to convince me to accept less and not pursue my life’s biggest passions. There were non‐believers who ridiculed me for my differences. My challenge was to turn their disbelief in my ability into fuel for the driving force that allows me to succeed and achieve.

This book is not just about autism; it's a book about overcoming our challenges and differences.

Over the years, and with a lot of help from my teachers, I now have the ability to speak. It's now my responsibility to share my insights with others. Hopefully my experience will help others affected by autism, to find their voice as well.

  • You are going to learn that, despite our differences and diversities, we can all get along and become a population of one to serve others.  
  • You will learn how to focus on your blessings instead of being discouraged by your challenges.
  • How to embrace change.
  • What it is like to be blessed with the unique ability of having autism.
  • How to cope with your gifts, thrive in life, and pursue your goals despite your challenges.
  • How to turn your ability into a blessing to serve others.
  • How to create balance in your life; you will find out why, especially for me having autism, balance is so important.
  • Most importantly, you will learn how we can all co‐exist together in harmony as a Population of One to make our existence together better, more peaceful, more fulfilling and purposeful.

Some of the insights you will gain by reading this book

This book has fifty short chapters in it. You will find chapters on: Leadership, Change, Teamwork, Bullying, Embracing Change, Accepting Diversity, and Balancing Your Life. I have included these chapters so you can get an inside look into my mind. I purposely want you to know, to understand, to learn how I think. Also, I have purposely requested that my editor keep my book in “my voice”.  Here is a sample of the chapters contained in my book:

Chapter 1: Welcome to My World

Chapter 2: Earliest Memory

Chapter 3: Communication

Chapter 5: Tortured by Bullies

Chapter 6: Dreams

Chapter 10: Healing Wounds

Chapter 13: Balance and Moods

Chapter 14: Identities

Chapter 16: Missed Out Decades

Chapter 17: Growth of the Invisible Boy

Chapter 24: School Stories

Chapter 27: My View of Love

Chapter 30: “Nothing” Is Something

Chapter 35: Discovering Autism

Chapter 36: Nervousness and Embarrassment

Chapter 37: Possibilities of Change

Chapter 39: Heart and Mind

Chapter 40: Future Thoughts

Chapter 41: Young Imagination

Chapter 42: Routine

Chapter 44: Sensitivity

Chapter 45: Observing Behaviors

Chapter 50: I Have a Name

You will see firsthand how I (and tens of thousands of others) with the unique gift of autism think differently.

What People Are Saying About Population One!

John Doe UI/UX Designer

This book is a must read for every school administrator in America as Tyler's message is the well needed national perscription to once and for all end bullying in schools!

Patrick Snow
- International Best Selling Author and Speaker

“Amazing!!!, Tyler's voice is an inspiration to all of us...”

Kieran Murry
- International Speaker and Coach
John Doe UI/UX Designer
John Doe UI/UX Designer

“It was a privilege to share the stage with Tyler.  A truly gifted author”

David Bryant
- Strategic Business Consultant

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Tyler McNamer
Author:  Population One

About the Author

In his eighteen years, Tyler Allan McNamer has been faced with many challenges, including being diagnosed as autistic. He always knew he was different from the other kids in school different in how he saw the universe. Regardless, Tyler has embraced his differences and overcome his challenges. Tylers unique vision and leadership have made an impact on hundreds of kids and teachers from elementary to high school. He may be a little strange and different, but his intelligence, desire to help people, and his goal to write a book at such a young age have made him rise to the top. Tyler s dream is to be a hero. At an early age, he said, The best kind of freedom is the freedom to do good. It is what makes heroes. Tyler believes that anyone can be a hero or heroine when that person has the freedom to do good. He wrote this book to show what he meant. Tyler s autism provides him with a unique perspective when viewing the world, so unique that he wrote this book as a senior in high school to share his thoughts, feelings, and views, but more importantly, to inspire others to overcome their own obstacles. Tyler hopes his readers will switch eyes with him for a short time because only by seeing things from anothers perspective can we come to understand and care about each other.