We will be uploading videos at least every Tuesday and Thursday of the week. In this section you will see the most recent uploaded video to our Youtube channel Hurricane Jeffries.
We love museums more than most other places except the outdoors. The problem is often the same as going any other place, you just don't know what you will encounter and if the melt downs will be worth the good parts of the trip?
I attempted to record the outings as more of a virtual field trip for parents to understand what the kids will encounter. For me that would be really helpful before I went some new place.
This playlist is a series of these Virtual Field Trips. Share with anyone you think it would help or any kiddos that it would help before a visit. Just bare in mind that usually museums change things up so what you see in our videos may not be your exact experience. For many autism kids that would be horrifying for them to show up somewhere expecting a certain experience and getting a completely different one. Always check the museums website to see what exhibits are there at the time of your trip.
This section is our State Parks play list. We love to adventure to places the are less traveled or we go when they are slow. That way we can take our time and not worry about interrupting others experiences with our crazy.
We are the first to say that an outing with a family like ours is difficlult and needs lots of planning. There are always melt downs but the fun usually out ways the bad. All experience is learning experience.
With a little pre planning and a whole lot of patients, you kiddos can learn to be out in nature and find comfort and peace there. It is so much less stimulating than a museum or another kind of outing. Those places are wonderful but they do push the kids limits and usually we end up with so many more meltdowns. State parks are super affordable and usually the upkeep is great.
Mason is one seriously tough kid. He was born different with autism and a brain that thinks WAY too much and will almost never shut off.
He was diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder and an Anxiety Disorder. Then a month shy of his 12th birthday he was diagnosed as a Type 1 Diabetic. As you can imagine that was incredibly life altering and we are always "just trying to keep that kid alive."
I suggest this video series be watched from the oldest video first. That way you can watch his journey as he gets older and faces these life and death situations.
As a side note, he is the kid in my family that has ALWAYS been the biggest needle phobic so, yeah, diabeties has been super fun.
Ammon is one amazing little man. He had a very rough start to life but made it. I always call him my little monkey because just like a little monkey you never know what you are gonna get or when they are gonna flip our and loose it.
Ammon has a really hard time out in the world so he has a habit of secluding himself. So we push him on adventures that make him really uncomfortable with the reward of doing something fun in an environment when he feels comfortable, Home.
You kind of have to search around in Ammons play list for what you want to see with him. He is such an interesting character but needs a lot of coaxing when we are doing things so i am often not able to film much of him when we are out of the house. But when you live your life with Turrets, Autism, ADHD and extreme Anxiety the world is a very scary place.
This playlist is really hard for me to watch. The begging of the year 2020 started out with us Almost losing Airabella twice in the month of March. Her appendix ruptured and then while she was still in the hospital a week laster her bowls twisted and almost ruptured.
Two emergency surgeries to save her life in two weeks. I never left her side. And while we were in the hospital the world began to shut down from the Covid-19 Virus. I learned about it all from her hospital room.
Documenting this VERY scary journey for me was therapeutic. Or maybe it was just a way to keep it all at arms length by looking at it all through the camera lens. It was the easiest way for me to let everyone praying for her know exactly what was going on. No one was allowed to visit her due to Covid and I wasn't allowed to leave.
It was an extremely trying time.
This play list is very long but it showcases many of our educations situations. It has everything from kids school field trips to homeschool field trips and even videos about Masons diabeties diagnosis and education about that.