Autism is not a Disability, it's an Extraordinary Ability!
...my book has helped thousands feel the same way
It took me 19 years to accept that I had Autism. I didn't want to embrace my autism because instead I saw it as my curse. This was when I was going through a very turbulent and rough patch in my life. I was really at my lowest.
But then something very powerful happened...
I was able to claw myself out of this rough patch by accepting autism… but not as a disability, as an extraordinary ability.
Something changed in me. It was like a switch that I was able to flip on. I was tired of running away from autism and feeling like a volunteer victim. Instead, I had another goal in mind... to write a book about my life with autism to help others going through the same struggle as me.
I used people's limiting beliefs about me as fuel to propel me towards success and victory. The transition I made wasn’t easy... but... it completely changed my entire being.
It took me 19 years to come to grips with this realization and there's no reason that anyone should have to feel that way about a unique ability... which is what inspired me to write my book, Population ONE: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed.
MEET THE AUTHOR, TYLER MCNAMER
I was diagnosed with autism at age two. I communicated with a series of frustrated noises and physically “acting out”. I spoke for the first time at age six. and… I didn’t even start forming full sentences until I was twelve years old.
My journey with autism has been a long, exhausting battle... but I’ve decided to stop running away from it and to instead face it head on. I don’t let autism hold me back anymore. I am so very thankful that I’m now a published author, I have the privilege of helping thousands of people better understand autism. I've sold over 10,000 books, and now speak across the country increasing autism awareness by showing others how they can overcome their challenges and obstacles.
I spoke, using more than one word, at age six and I didn’t start forming full sentences until I was twelve years old. With speech troubles came mockery from my classmates — the same people I wanted to help and be friends with. I was picked on, they told me I was dumb or that I was retarded. It infuriated me and made my blood boil. They bullied and harassed me, making me feel as if I had no self-worth.
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.
It's not about what you get in life that makes you happy... it's about what you can give back to the world as a result of your success. And that's why I'm here today, to help people realize their full potential. I represent those that do not have a voice...
It's time we build a new world, where we can all co‐exist together, making our existence more peaceful, more fulfilling, and purposeful. Each of us living in harmony as a Population of ONE.
MY HOPE FOR YOU
You may be a parent that has an autistic child... or... maybe you're a teacher that's looking to understand how to help autistic children at school... or... you might be somebody with autism just like me. No matter who you are, this book will provide you with a thorough survival kit and complete blueprint to show you what it's like to live with autism, day in and day out.
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.
Join me on my mission to help others understand autism. Being different from the masses is a great gift. Chose to acknowledge the label of autistic, not as a disability, but as an extraordinary ability.
Here's a bit more of my story...
If you are interested in learning more about Population ONE: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed, click on the video above.
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 have an awesome impact, as they teach the children of the world that they are perfect just the way they are, no matter what anyone says.
Enjoy the book
MY PASSION IS HELPING PEOPLE
I stand for those who do not have a literal voice. I know what its like to not be able to speak. With the help of my teachers, speech therapists, and coaches I now have the privilege of speaking to tens of thousands of people each year. Here's one of my presentations. Please feel free to forward it to anyone you know that might benefit from it.