One percent of the population of children in the U.S. aged 3-17 have an autism spectrum disorder... One in 50 newborns will be born with an autism spectrum disorder... Only 56% of students with autism finish high school... One million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder... My name is Trevor Pacelli. I was diagsed with Autism at age 5. I am the first in my extended family to have autism. Growing up autistic has been difficult t only for me but for my parents and my sister. We've all had to learn about autism and how to maintain a peaceful household. I deeply want other families with autistic children to learn from my experiences. This is why I wrote Six Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic. In Six-Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic, you will find 100 short, practical tips to help understand the autistic person in your life, told through insightful personal experiences by someone who has grown up autistic. Rather than pore through pages and pages of content, Six-Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic gives them to you quickly and easily. My hope is that you are able to use my experiences to help you with raising your autistic child, or relating to anyone you kw who is living with autism.
Trevor Pacelli grew up in Sammamish, Washington. As a child, he published drawings in two children's magazines, and at age 15 he illustrated a children's autism awareness book, The Kindergarten Adventures of Amazing Grace, with his sister and author, Briana. He has been featured in Costco Connection magazine, Huffington Post Teen, CNN, and other publications. He is also the author of the e-book, 50 Things You Should Know About Me, and writes movie reviews for his own website at TrevorPacelli.com. In 2015, he will receive a Bachelor's degree in film and media studies from Arizona State University.