A new year’s resolution

It is 2018 and I have been thinking about what I want to accomplish this year. First is to begin my service mission. It has been slower than I expected to get started but hopefully it will happen soon. That is my biggest goal for the year. But as part of that, I want to get better at writing and speaking so that I can gain more independence. I really would love to eventually live in my own place but I know that I have a long way to go to get to that point so I need to really focus on it as much as I can. Maybe my missionary service will give me good chances to practice some of those skills. Maybe I can bless others in the meantime too. I also want to run another marathon and do it under four hours. I think I can achieve that. I hope to climb a couple more fourteeners this year too. Over three years now, my goals have sure gotten bigger. I’m glad for being able to reach new heights. Aaron.

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Aaron Jepson

I am a 20-year old male who was diagnosed with autism at age 3. I am only partially-verbal and have a very difficult time expressing my thoughts by mouth but I am able to type on an I-Pad. My goal in life is to help other people with disabilities, and to let the rest of the world know that most people with autism are intelligent and capable and can make a great contribution to this world. I am funny, athletic, and most of all, handsome. And I am a fast runner, a cool skier, and a sweet mountain biker.

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    Kathleen Johnson says

    I like reading about your goals and aspirations Aaron. You have chosen things that challenge you in good ways and help you to grow. You’re setting a good example for me to do the same thing!

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    Bonita Klingler says

    You mention how you gave a vision of your goals and I feel that is a good way to achieve them. You are very smart to set these big goals and I know you will reach them. 😊

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    Joe and Barbara Yates says

    Hi Aaron,
    My husband and I loved your video at Christmas. Our son typed as you do. He began when he was 10. We found out many things he was thinking that we had never known before. He liked to write poetry. Some of his poems were about wanting to have friends and for others to know he had many intelligent thoughts. He said, “My body has a mind of it’s own.”

    We hope you keep writing your blog.

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    Jennifer Hunt says

    Aaron,
    I loved seeing you and your family last week. Thank you for coming over to our house and swimming. You are always welcome. I hope to see you again soon. Thank you for inspiring me to strive to do better. I love your blog. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and testimony.

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