My place in history

I am curious about lots of stuff but especially about history.  I love to hear what happened in other lands and other times.  I wonder if other people will ever be curious about me and my life.  Maybe I will become a famous professor and people will want to read my blog posts to see what I was like as a child.  I better keep writing because you never know.


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Austin Jepson

I am a non-verbal boy with autism. I was adopted by the Jepsons at age seven. Prior to that, I lived in foster care for 2 years. My original family could not take very proper care of me and I was taken from their home. My memories of them are still alive, though, and I love them, even though they had problems. My life now is better. My mom and dad love me and so do my brothers. I am lucky for that. As I am planning on going to college some day, writing in this blog is great practice. I hope you like it. Maybe you will learn something about autism. I hope so.

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    Melanie Walthall says

    I love every word you write Austin! I am VERY curious to know more about you and can’t wait to see what you will become. I hope you will still remember me when you are a famous professor!
    Love, Sister Walthall

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    Jennifer Hunt says

    Austin, So nice to hear about some of your goals. My daughter Maddy wants to be a professor too. Maybe you two will teach at the same school.
    I am so glad you are happy in Colorado. Yesterday I shared with a group of primary children the email you sent me about giving kids with special needs a job at church. Thank you for sharing that idea with me. I think you are helping many children already.
    Love you, Sister Hunt

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    Don C Jepson says

    Austin, I think your place in history has been reserved. You are also an inspired writer and I love reading what you write about yourself. I especially liked what you wrote about your smile because that is what I first remember about you when you joined our family. I love you and hope you keep on trying to tell us your feelings. Grandpa Jepson

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    Teresa Jepson Golding says

    Hi Austin, I am your Dads cousin. That makes me your cousin one generation removed. I wonder if we will ever have a chance to meet each other in this big old world. I live in Washington State and I don’t think I will ever get to make it all the way to Colorado. I am so glad you have joined the Jepson family and I love reading your blogs. I know a boy who is non verbal autistic and he is in my primary at church. He doesn’t come very often and sometimes he doesn’t want to go to class. I like your idea about giving him a job. Do you have any other idea’s for me that might help him want to come to primary?
    Teresa Jepson Golding

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      Austin Jepson says

      Hi Theresa,
      Thanks for reading my blog and for your questions about your primary student. My suggestion is to give him lots of love and please understand that he can probably understand everything that you are saying. So, just keep teaching him the gospel and he will feel the spirit.
      Love, Austin
      p.s. I found the ability to communicate after I was out of primary so my situation was a lot like his. My parents just did what they could to help me make church meaningful.

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