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.
Come inside the mind and world of Travis. Travis lives with autism among many other things. Experience the world from the autistic perspective through his eyes. Learn about what it is like to go through puberty with autism. Learn how Travis escapes into his imagination to create a make-believe world to help him cope with autism, and learn about quality of life issues autistic people experience.
Travis has a chance to redeem himself after struggling with years of mental illness that led to him having a negative attitude toward autism. Thinking he could never get a girlfriend having autism he wanted to cure his autism. After help from a friend with a Sonrise program to challenge his beliefs and change his way of thinking Travis no longer wants a cure and embraces his autism with grace.
Travis goes off to college with the wildest imagination ever. Escaping into his imagination to help him thrive with autism carried him through high school. Will it carry him through college? Learn how Travis escaped into his imagination in college to create the social relationships he desired. Would he be able to turn the relationships in his make-believe world into a reality in the real world?
Travis shares extreme detail in how he escapes into his imagination to create a make-believe world that serves him great purpose in coping with the confusing social world. Escaping into imagination is an excellent tool that he uses to thrive with autism and be successful in life. Learn the ins and outs of his make-believe world. You will also learn the pros and cons of having a make-believe world.
Puberty is a confusing time for autistic people leaving those who love and support them baffled by their actions. This book explains some of the reasons for aggressive behaviors during puberty and talks about how to sooth and comfort the autistic teen as their body is changing along with their emotions. This book gives you the social tools needed to help your loved one breeze through puberty.
Are you autistic? Are you a parent to an autistic child? Do you support autistic people as a career? This book is for you. This is a comprehensive guidebook into autism. The autistic author has lived through many experiences with ASD including anxiety, depression, psychosis, paranoia, and suicide ideation. This book will help get you through all the ups and downs of autism with grace and a smile.
The autism community is often wondering how we can measure quality of life for autistic people. This book argues that a group definition for measuring quality of life is inappropriate as quality of life is not a group-centered thing. Instead, this book argues that quality of life for autistic people is a person-centered definition that requires determining each autistic person's quality of life.
This is a very thorough look at Autism from all angles. This book address anxiety, depression, psychosis, and paranoia. These are secondary issues that can affect people with autism. Travis provides real-life examples from his life and talks about how anxiety, depression, psychosis, and paranoia coincide with autism to present a unique challenge and opportunity in his life. Travis explains here.
Travis talks about being autistic and having extreme anxiety. He shares how trying to mask his autism for so many years created anxiety and paranoia that left everlasting mental health impacts on him. Travis gives the reader examples of how he copes and overcomes anxiety while providing tips and strategies for managing your anxiety. This is a great tool for autistic people to have in their lives.
Travis shares his passion for wanting to be who he is without pressure of masking his autism from others including his therapists. He shares the emotional trauma years of masking his autism caused him. He tells how ABA therapy was emotionally traumatizing as an adult and shares how his treatment team wants him to be someone he's not in order to fit the mold of treatment for being autistic.
66 percent of people with Asperger's Syndrome contemplate suicide due to depression. Travis shares his story of how he beats the depression of AS by learning to stay true to himself and build confidence in having autism. Learn how Travis tries to let his aspie traits ring loud and proud as he builds friendships and relationships with other people all while creating the happiness he truly deserves.
Most love in shades of grey. Tom loves in black and white. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, Tom is on a mission to fall in love. He loves differently than others and thinks only in shades of black and white. Will you find love from someone who thinks in Shades of Grey or will he find that special person who thinks in shades of black and white like him? Read to find out if Tom finds true love.
A man with Asperger's Disorder shares how co-morbid psychosis impacts his autism. Split into numerous different personalities through psychosis this book is written in two different perspectives. The first, by a man during a psychotic episode, the second by a man in a time of healing reflecting on his experience with psychosis. This book gives insight into the mind of aspie living with psychosis.
Follow along as Travis teaches how to provide positive reinforcement to people with autism in different social contexts that will help the person not just generalize to know when you are reinforcing them for a job well done but it will also help them generalize that skill of being able to read the context of reinforcement and make it a transferable skill to read other areas of context in life.
Travis shares how he took what he used to perceive as disadvantages and challenges associated with autism and turned them into strengths and super-powers that helped him change his life. Today those super-powers help him create the amazing life he loves living. Learn how Travis changed his beliefs from negative ones to positive ones that allowed him to see autism as an amazing super-power in life.
Has something ever seemed a bit off about someone you met? Have you considered they might have Asperger Syndrome? This book is full of confessions from a former stalker who has Asperger Syndrome. The author explains his thinking and reasoning behind what he thinks is logical behavior that women think is creepy. Learn how a man with Asperger syndrome perceives the social world he interacts with.
Human beings long for instant gratification. We do not always get instant gratification. People with autism may have trouble processing why gratification is not instant and must be delayed in some instances. This can making employment opportunities frustrating for them as we often do not get paychecks right away for a day's work. This book breaks down the gratification process to simplify it.
Travis shares how he learned mindfulness which allows him to be mindful and present in the moment. Learn how he chose to let go of the past and leave his worries about the future behind him in his journey through mindfulness which led him to internal peace. Mindfulness has freed Travis from years of emotional pain and lots of anxiety about his future making his life more enjoyable to experience.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by a sensual experience? Imagine magnifying that times 100. That is reality for many on the autism spectrum. This book talks about how people with autism balance sensory input issues with socializing and following unwritten social rules in the real world. The author examines how people with autism have physical and emotional sensory experiences throughout their life.
This book breaks down the similarities and differences between Autism fixations, obsessions, and special interests. Travis shares his opinions on how the fixations and obsessions battle against the special interest. The negative against the positive. Travis feels he has greater control over what his special interest than what he fixates on. Travis works hard to eliminate the negative fixations.
Learn how some of Travis' special interests with Asperger Syndrome quickly became his best friends who helped him cope through times of loneliness, sadness, and depression from social isolation. This book examines the role of the special interest for someone with autism and gives useful tips on how to understand a special interest and what it means. Learn about Travis' special interests here.
So much is wondered about how and when to self-disclose to others when you are autistic. Travis shares how he chooses the how and when to self-disclose his Asperger Syndrome to others he meets. Travis says the decision is context driven and changes from person to person. Travis weighs the pros and cons of self-disclosure between each friendship and professional relationship he enters in his life.
This book is a beginners guide for teenagers and adults with autism all about the hidden rules of Facebook. With non-verbal communication already being of importance Facebook has increased the importance level of non-verbal communication to a greater level. It is imperative for someone with autism to understand all the implications of what they do on Facebook. This is a basic guide to start them.
This is a story about how a shy man named Travis conquered social anxiety to become a professional bingo caller. He put himself out there and now helps oversee bingo for several people two nights per week. Follow along as Travis transforms his life socially through gaining confidence and self-esteem as a successful bingo caller. Learn how Travis bettered his social skills while calling bingo.
Travis shares how he learned to challenge his beliefs and fixations. Autistic people tend to fixate on things. Travis learned he had choices to make and could choose not only to change his beliefs but change how he spent time focusing on his fixations. Travis made positive changing that have given him a happy life. Now he shares his story with you to help others who might be stuck and need help.
Travis shares how being emotionally unstable led to him seeking to steal other people's emotions to feel better about himself. Emotional stalking is all about how one emotionally unstable autistic man stalked other people so he could feel their emotions instead of his. Now Travis' emotions are stable and he shares this journey of an emotional roller coaster with readers to educate them on autism.
Travis introduces himself to the Autism community and explains how in some of his prior books information may have been skewed due to him experiencing psychosis as he wrote. Travis honestly explains some of his psychotic claims that certain things cured his autism in an honest account and explanation of some of his behaviors of the past. Travis separates truth from fiction in this tell all book.
You are the sole creator and destroyer of your life. Your beliefs create your reality which is your life. Changing your beliefs takes work and practice but is so powerful in creating the kind of life you want to live. Travis shares how he changed his negative beliefs into positive beliefs which changed his entire outlook on life. He teaches you to do the same in this informative book on autism.
Travis shares how he learned to change his beliefs which turned autism into a huge celebration. After spending years feeling autism ruined his life Travis used cognitive behavior therapy to change his beliefs about life and autism. Travis now thinks autism is something to celebrate and be grateful for even after everything he has been through. Travis shares his journey to happiness with readers.
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.
This is a romance novel about a prince finding and feeding his damsel in distress and saving the day. Tom puts himself in situations in which he can save the damsel in distress and be her hero in this thrilling romantic series.
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.