I enjoy people. I love to socialize but can also enjoy being quiet and to myself. I am a very caring and loving person who strives to make a big difference in other people's lives. I love using my talents and energy to change the world and make it a better place for my friends and family to live in.
I have a younger sister who I am very close to. I can be a bit forward and socially awkward but have learned to embrace this as one of my better qualities and attributes. If I am too forward I simple ask that you let me know so I can do my best to not be awkward.
I love sports. I like the Indiana Hoosiers, Green Bay Packers, Boston Celtics, Fort Wayne Komets, and Chicago Cubs.
I like to think about the future some but also enjoy being in he moment and appreciating each person I am spending time with. I love kids and one day I hope to start a family of my own.
This year I am putting a lot of time, effort, and thought into the formation of my new non-profit organization that will have a mission of helping people with co-morbid diagnosis of autism with a mental illness. I am very passionate about mental illness. I love to make a difference in the lives of others. Even though I am busy with my passion I will always have time for friends and family as well as a special someone if I were to meet her.
If you have any questions about me please send me an email at tbreedauthoratgmaildotcom.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I wrote an auto-biography about my life to educate others about autism and mental illness.
What is your writing process?
I like to write like journaling. Whatever comes to my mind and go. Then I will come back and try to organize it and make sense of it.
The ABC's of Autism is an advanced look into applied behavior analysis and autism spectrum disorder. The author is on the spectrum and provides valuable insight on how to effectively use ABA therapy to improve lives of people with ASD. The author talks about breaking down the ABC three term contingency antecedent, behavior, and consequence while showing how it applies to daily lives in society.
This book offers an advanced look into methods of ABA therapy for people with autism. The author examines the similarities and differences between internal and external contingencies. This book explains what contingencies are and how people analyze them each and every day. People with autism will need more help analyzing their contingencies and recognizing which ones to handle first in life.
When we think of quality of life for autistic people should we really be thinking about anything different than what we would think quality of life is for people without disabilities? We have a lot of help for people with physical disabilities but we have lagged a little bit behind when it comes to helping those with autism achieve a high quality of life. Read the discussion about quality of life.
Fixated on Sexuality Travis fights the obsessions each day as he tries to understand the sexual world around him. Diagnosed with autism Travis has a hard time understanding the key ingredient of emotional connection that is needed to be intimate with another human. Travis works hard to learn the necessary social skills but he also seeks help in other areas that are less conventional but helpful.
In a response to the book Neurotribes and the idea of neurodiversity Travis talks about the dangers of the neurodiversity movement and advocates for more advocacy movements for people with autism who would like a cure for autism. Autism looks different for everyone so each person wants something different and there is a great need to meet the needs of all autistic people to ensure their happiness.
Off of his medications Travis shares how his life is much better. He feels amazing and is starting to regain some of the cognitive thinking skills he had as a child. When Travis started medication for psychosis and depression he noticed a rapid decline in cognitive functioning which made him more depressed and more isolated. Now Travis tells his story to prevent the same from happening to others.
Travis talks about avoiding autism services specifically designed for autistic people and how important it is to find services that specialize in social skills. He explains it is more important to have experts in social skills working with autistic people than experts in autism. Travis fears current autism services keep him autistic when real social skills services could help cure him from autism.
Tom shares how having sex can cure autism. Tom is on a mission to change the world and cure autism. Throughout his mission he keeps learning that sex cures autism. Now he is on a mission to find a woman to have sex with so that his autism will be cured. Medicaid and other professionals do not believe Tom when he states he knows the cure for autism so now Tom must do what he can to convince them.
This is a biography about the most famous person with autism in the world. Temple Grandin who is an animal lover and autistic hero to so many is one of the most amazing people you will ever meet. In this book you will learn how Temple invented the Hug machine and designs slaughterhouses for the beef industry. Temple shares how she was bullied and overcame all of that to be the hero she is today.
Tom describes what it means to have a sexual relationship with autism and how puberty effected his life as he learned to interact with women. While puberty may have delayed Tom's interest in sex with women it certainly did not stop it. Now Tom tries to figure out the best way to approach handling his feelings and emotions regarding puberty and sexuality so that he can live a functional lifestyle.
Travis shares why he has to be punished through masturbating with razor blades as a punishment for not experiencing puberty and sexuality like his neurotypical peers. Travis explains how he does not understand how to be more than one person at a time. He cannot fathom how he could be someone's friend and then their boyfriend. Travis explains emotional puberty in this amazing book about autism.
After years of trying to accomplish things his way Travis finally reaches out to others for help with autism. While Travis wanted to be independent he found there were some challenging things that he could not do for himself. He used the social skills he had to reach out to others and find help when he needed it most. Now Travis and his friends work together to help ensure he overcomes autism.
Travis finds himself lost after a failed relationship with April. He is left trying to throw pieces of life together as he learns that he has Asperger Syndrome. Travis and his friends work hard to help him find his way in life while mental illness sets in and gets Travis more lost in autism than he was before. Now Travis must overcome autism and mental illness in order to live a successful life.
Travis falls in love for the first time only to find out the woman of his dreams is on a rebound relationship. Everything is going fine at the beginning and then about two months into the relationship Travis learns that his crush no longer wants to be in a relationship with him. Devastated Travis attempts suicide and begins a long road to recovery that leads to a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome.
Travis gets a second chance at forming a relationship with the women of his dreams after finding out of his autism diagnosis. Will he be able to gain enough social supports to be able to form a relationship with April the woman of his dreams or we he fall short again due to his social skills? Travis shares how he learned from his mistakes the first time around and overcame the challenge of autism.
Travis tries hard to fall in love with the right woman. Having autism it is harder for him to connect with others, Out of desperation Travis tries buying love from his peers by taking them shopping and buying them nice things in order for them to like him. Travis grew up forming this bad habit because that is the only way he could get attention from girls due to his social issues from the autism.
Travis makes many mistakes after he learns he has autism because he is trying to fit in with neurotypicals. Travis begins to change every part of his life and every part of who he is in order to get his peers to like him. Years later he found that in trying to make others happy he lost a huge art of who he was. Now Travis is on a mission to find out who he is again by enjoying new things in life.
Travis' dream to be a professional trombone player comes crashing down as he finds out he has paranoid schizophrenia and autism. Life has become very difficult for Travis since his diagnosis. Travis trombone started talking to him when he was playing it so he got rid of it. Now years later Travis wants to get back into music and playing trombone now that he is on better medication for his illness.
When diagnosed with autism Travis' life has a new beginning. Now he sees life through a different lens that makes his life unique and special. He starts to appreciate the little things in life and learns not to take things for granted. Being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome changes Travis' life and makes him work even harder to be successful in life. The book will teach you about life with autism.
Travis shares his dreams for the future as a person with autism. He uses those dreams to help him cope with his autism and overcome a lot of challenges in life. He escapes into his imagination to create a make-believe world full of dreams that might come true. While some may not come true there is always a chance that some of them will come true. Travis' dreams keep him focused and ready for life.
Have you ever been trapped inside a room with a glass wall where you can see what is going on in the world around you while you are trapped? If so, you have lived autism. If you have not experienced this then you are about to experience this through the eyes of someone who has autism. People with autism often feel like they are locked in a room full of glass windows. They see and hear their peers.
Travis works with his friend Asta to bring government funded sex to the United States as it exist in other countries. The positive therapy effects of sex services improves quality of physical and mental health. Travis shares how he feels being allowed to have sex will cure his schizophrenia and autism. Do you know someone with a disability who would love to have sex? Make sure you read this book.
Tara shares how she has worked hard to be as successful as Temple Grandin. Temple is her role model and while she shares certain things in common with Dr. Grandin she is also her own person who has her own specific wants, needs, and desires. Tara says it is important for children and teens with autism today to have someone more compatible to relate to than Temple Grandin who grew up in the 1960's.
Becoming a Freshman was an exciting time for Travis. Life is supposed to be amazing in high school but when Asperger Syndrome crept into the picture Travis would have to find a way to overcome some serious social struggles in order to put together an enjoyable life as a high school student. There were many challenges but with each challenge was a social triumph or victory for Travis to celebrate.
Escaping into imagination is a coping mechanism Travis uses to help him cope with his inability to understand the social world around him. When he is able to escape the reality of a social situation and replace it by escaping into his imagination to provide a make-believe world to replace the social isolation and rejection of the real life social world people with autism deal with on every day.
Socializing is hard for anyone let alone someone with autism. Travis shares how he failed at socializing many times in life before he learned from his mistake and was successful at socializing with other people. Having autism the best way to learn social skills is through your own experiences and mistakes. Travis shares how he always tries to learn from his mistakes to become successful in life.
Have you ever wondered what a life with autism is truly like? Travis tells all about his life living with autism in this enlightening book. Learn how Travis overcame bullying in school through his special interest of playing the trombone. Learn how Travis was unique but not different in the sense of socializing. Learn how Travis learned to socialize by first failing at socializing with his peers.
Travis talks about the importance of addressing puberty with your children on the autism spectrum. He shares some of his experiences with dealing with puberty later than his peers. He shares mistakes he made when trying to understand puberty and how that led to him being bullied or made fun of. He gives the reader tips and ideas about how to talk to your children about puberty in this great book.
Travis is on the run from evil dragons who have been hired by insurance companies to keep him from telling people the truth about the cure for autism. Travis must outsmart the dragons in order to accomplish his mission of saving the world from autism. Dragons breathe fireballs at Travis as he embarks on the mission of defeating the dragons and curing autism. The ultimate battle is set to begin in.
Growing up Travis was always the last kid picked. He felt embarrassed that no one wanted him on their team. He tried very hard to impress his peers but it seemed like more he tried the worse his situation became. Travis did not want to go to school because the situation had gotten so bad. Desperate for answers Travis' mom reaches out to professionals to find answers as to why her son is unique.
Growing up Travis was easily distracted by the smallest things. No one could figure out why he could not focus on the task at hand. He had a very difficult time multitasking and could not connect with other kids. After years of questions the answer as to why his life was so difficult was because he was autistic. Every little distraction took him off task which caused problems with school work.
Growing up Travis and his family wondered why coloring inside the lines was so difficult for him. His motor skills were behind that of his peers and so it was decided that he be held back a year to start Kindergarten when he was six years old. As he began to get older everyone noticed that Travis colored outside the lines in all areas of life. It took years for him to get diagnosed with autism.
Travis fears being poisoned again by the government and other agencies that are trying to prevent him of spreading the message that there is a cure for autism. Travis goes into hiding to avoid being poisoned and avoids taking showers, eating food, washing his hands, and many other daily activities. He fears that the government is watching his every move as he prepares to tell all about the cure.
At his doctors recommendation Travis turns to electric convulsion therapy to help cure his mental illness and autism. Travis has exhausted all available treatment options for autism and hopes that ECT will be the treatment that cures his autism. ECT can jump start areas of the brain that are not working properly and kick them into gear so that they can keep up with the rest of the entire brain.
Functioning Labels are limitations put on people by outside parties when it comes to autism. Functioning labels tell us nothing about a person. Functioning levels tell us more about the person. Travis feels that it is more important to describe how someone with autism functions in terms of levels rather than labels. Sadly insurance companies put limitations on how high autistic people function.
Puberty for anyone can be stressful and confusing. When you are autistic it seems everything can be confusing to understand. Puberty was something that really affected Travis' life and not being prepared to handle it led to a development of a mental illness for him. This book is a first hand account of how puberty affected one person with autism. This book is a guide for how to handle puberty.
Tom grows up developing different sexual interest and fetishes than most boys his age. He does not desire normal sexual interactions. Instead he desires the fantasy of rescuing the damsel in distress from her perils. After high school Tom begins the search of looking for a woman who will understand his fantasy and role play it with him. Tom develops an interest in tying a woman up and feeding her.
After nearly losing his life to mental illness Travis is now triumphing with autism. He explains how schizophrenia and psychosis impacted his life and nearly caused him to kill himself. It took years to find the right medication to get Travis on the right track but now he is sharing his story of how he overcame so much adversity in order to be the successful person he is today with a good job.
Controlled by voices, visions, and hallucinations; Travis tries to take on the world without self-destructing. Is he strong enough to fight mental illness without destroying the amazing life he had previously built for himself or will the psychosis take over him and destroy his life and everything about it? This book is a glimpse at life with psychosis where you lose control of reality and life.
Travis shares how he made friends with his musical instrument the trombone to help him get through his life with autism. It was hard for him to learn the hidden curriculum to socializing and making friends. Travis develops an autism special interest in playing the trombone and he uses that to his advantage to get through middle and high school. Will Travis turn his special talent into a career?
This guide book to making $1,000 per week working from home will teach you the step by step process that you need to follow to start earning $1,000 per week working from home. All you will need is some spare time and some disposable income. If you follow this step by step process you will be making up to $1,000 per week while sitting on your computer educating other people by telling them stories.
Travis shares his story of ups and downs with Autism. His journey to happiness has been hampered by mental illness. All along he thought autism was what made him unhappy but when he learned of his schizophrenia he quickly realized how autism was a blessing and he could live a happy and fulfilling life. Autism cannot slow him down and now he hopes to help others get happy with their autism too.
Tom has a crush on Amanda. He has never experienced being in love before. Tom has an immature viewpoint of love and is ignorant to the emotions involved in finding love. Tom hires dating coaches to help him overcome his anxiety and fear of asking women out. He works hard to learn better social skills and eventually has the chance to Ask Amanda to dinner. Will she say yes? Will she turn him down?
After being diagnosed with Autism Travis loses his autism to a devastating mental illness schizophrenia. After spending years trying to find the right medications and treatments for schizophrenia he finally gets his mental illness under control. It is only then that he can truly look into himself and see the autism as part of who he is and a blessing that will have an everlasting impact on him.
Tom shares what it is like to be trapped in your own mind living with mental illness. Diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Tom shares the ups and downs of a journey with mental illness. Imagine a mind tormented with voices screaming at you, visions that are not real, and beliefs that are fixed in your mind as reality. Tom explains the tragedy that his psychosis brings upon him and how he overcomes it.
Tom talks about how he is learning to understand dating and intimate relationships all while having autism. He says dating and intimacy is the most advanced level of relationship he has ever tried to understand. There are so many more unwritten social rules involved with dating and intimacy than there are in friendship. He talks about how it is hard to not say what he is truly meaning to a woman.
Tom shares how girls always tell him he has to pay them money in order to like them because he is autistic. He learns growing up that he is not rich enough to live with autism. He spends much of his adult life trying to get rich enough to pay what women call his "autism bill" so that he can get a girlfriend. As he gets older he begins to realize that he wants a woman to like him for who he is.
Tom is confused about if he is a man with autism or a woman with autism. Rejected so much as a man he begins to explore his sexual identity and the possibility of becoming a woman. He feels he has failed as a man with autism and wants to try life as a woman with autism to see if he can be happier. Tom explores options for sexual identity surgeries that will help make living with autism easier.
Temple Grandin cured autism by accepting it as a part of who she is. This made her life easier and helped her live one of the most fulfilling lives a person with autism could live. She is an inspiration and hero to many who have autism and her self-acceptance is admirable. Tom wishes he could accept and cure his autism like Temple so that he could live a happy and fulfilling life like Temple.
Tom explains that autism is not a part of his personality and is a disability that has hurt him. He does not feel that it is healthy for people to convince people with autism that their disorder is a part of who they are because why would something hurt them if it was a part of who they are? Tom sheds light into the mystery within the autism community as to why some love autism and some hate it.
As if autism was not enough of a roller coaster along comes puberty. Now everything is chaos and we are left trying to figure out our life. Along with the physical changes that occur to our bodies that we will need help processing we also have emotional changes in how we understand our own feelings, thoughts, and emotions. Then we have to understand the changing emotions of others from puberty.
Beautiful poetry about the art and beauty of Autism. Travis talks about following the light and leaving the darkness behind. It may be easier to find dark rooms finding light rooms full of bright lights has more rewards to it and will bring joy to your life. Travis shares the ups and downs of his life and how he works to eliminate dark rooms by adding more bright rooms to his daily lifestyle
Travis explains why he drinks gasoline to keep dragons and voices from killing him. He lives with schizophrenia and the dragons try to get him to poor gasoline on himself and light himself on fire. When Travis battles back with the voices he ends up having to drink gasoline as a punishment for being autistic and being a virgin.Psychosis has taken over Travis' life. Dragons control his life now.