Children of Autumn ~ Autism Here on Purpose
is available through Amazon and the following locations:
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Bragg Creek, AB
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Strathcona – Edmonton
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Burns Lake, BC
Galiano Island Bookstore
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Prince George, BC
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1913 29th Ave. Vernon, BC
The Little Manitou Art Gallery
Manitou Beach, SK
Manitou Beach, SK
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Children of Autumn: Autism Here on Purpose was released on July 19 at the book launch celebration in Toronto.
Children of Autumn reached best seller in both Canada and the US on launch day. We are now officially designated as a best seller!
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Grace Kohn has presented in many different provinces and states and would love to bring her message to your hometown.
About Grace Kohn
For the past 15 years Grace has become an expert on how to remain positive, grounded and loving in the face of Autism. She is the honoured parent of a beautiful 25-year-old daughter named Julianne who lives with Autism. For four years, Grace led and ran an intensive program she called “The Miracle in Motion.” Working with some of the leading experts in Autism then and today, she was trained on how to help Julianne grow and evolve. Furthermore, she was trained on how to train others to do the same as well as how to motivate her team in maintaining a positive attitude all the while. Completely immersed in this world, she now has many tools to share. As a parent, she has an enormous advantage on being able to connect with other parents. Her hands were literally in the shit, her feet in the fire. She truly understands the hardship and challenge this condition can bring to families.
Over time though Grace started to come to a knowing that, as challenging as this situation was, she felt as though slowly but surely she was being sculpted into something better than she originally was; a more loving, willful, compassionate person. When she began writing her book, and the title “Autism Here on Purpose” presented itself in a dream one night, (as scared as she was of calling it that) she knew intuitively it was the only name for the book she was writing.
When Grace and Julianne began their Journey of recovery, Julianne was non- verbal, not toilet trained, and 7-years-old. She had very little fine motor function as well as gross motor. Julianne has grown enormously since though days and now reads, sings, rides a two wheeler bike, downhill skis, loves to travel, swim, dance and be with her friends and family. Through teaching Julianne to learn all these things, Grace learned the true art of focus, patience and persistence. Secondly, she employed Gratitude daily, and over time realized as much as she was helping Julianne, Julianne equally was teaching her and forming her into a much more loving, miracle believing being. This Grace believes ultimately is not only good for her but great for our planet. “The more people that hold this perspective the better for the collective,” she says. Grace travels all over Canada and has presented in the USA inspiring folks to believe in Miracles and as Jim Carrey said in the movie Bruce Almighty, “Be the Miracle”.
In 2009, Grace and two collegues co-wrote a musical to celebrate Autism and thank all the brave souls who live with this condition. The play is called “Children of Autumn”, and can be found on Youtube under the Dave Baker Channel. This play is also available for purchase. Grace Kohn currently lives with her Beloved in Jasper, Alberta fully supporting and contributing to all her projects.
Grace Kohn was recently interviewed by Angela McPherson from the All One Era Foundation:
Grace Kohn with her two children Julianne and Griffin. She has lived in the Canadian Rockies for the past 24 years.
The Book of Joy
by Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu
by Tony Robbins
A Course in Miracles
by Foundation For Inner Peace
You can find a copy of Grace’s Bestselling book Children of Autumn – Autism Here on Purpose on Amazon . Many people who have had nothing to do with Autism personally have found great inspiration and changes in their life upon reading it. According to some reviewers it can bring the AWE back into your heart.
Here are some 5-star reviews:
An evocative, fascinating look at life and love through the journey the author takes raising her autistic daughter, ‘Jules’ for the past 20 years. The ups and downs over the years experienced by Grace, Julianna, and the whole support team behind the scenes reveals a process of healing that is as spiritual as it is mystical. Children of Autumn – Autism Here on Purpose is a must read for parents with children on the autism spectrum to truly understand why Grace now refers to Autism as Awe*tis* (th)em!
As a hyper-rational sceptic, I came to this book (in a sense of duty to someone i love) fully prepared to give it up as soon as the trippy-dippy stuff went beyond the pale. So it is greatly to the author’s credit that this never happened, and though there is much in “Children of Autumn” for my skeptical mind to question, there is also something shining through this story even brighter than the laser-beam of reason.
This light is clearly the spirit of author Grace Kohn herself -itself a reflection of some light from above that she is merely channelling, as i suppose she would have it- but it is in any case a light both warm enough not to offend the likes of me, and yet strong enough to illuminate what must be considered essential truth for anyone staggering under the burden of care for one of these “special” children (airquotes to indicate very the patronizing attitude we most need to overcome).
So <spoiler alert> the upshot for me is in the challenge posed by this author’s outlandish premise: What if these autistic children are not the deficient drag-anchors we may feel them to be, but rather beings from another dimension, here to facilitate our own elevation to higher levels of consciousness? If that were true, then what would you do?
Indeed! Well… One answer would be to reexamine every aspect of your life in that light, throw out everything not directly supportive of making this journey the entire purpose of your life, and open yourself up to the possibility of everything that it might entail. That would seem to have been the way of Grace Kohn, and though it took her to some places i’d have to call off-track for me, i do appreciate the way she presents these many modalities as tools that you can take or leave as you may or may not find them useful. So long as you take what you do with “the attitude of gratitude,” that could be the spoonful of sugar that makes it all go down well in the end.
In the final analysis: Is it true, this premise of beings from another dimension? Who knows? Does that really matter? I think that what matters is where such a belief can take you, in the end… And where it took Grace and her daughter is to a place that is so clearly better where they would surely have gone, had Grace NOT been guided at every turn by this extraordinary belief, one cannot help but be inspired by this story.
– Walter Ludwick, Franchisee owner Weight Watchers International and organic Farmer