Brookhaven Buzz - June 2019

June 2019 Brookhaven Buzz 3 LOCAL, POSITIVE, COMMUNITY NEWS The Brookhaven Buzz, Decatur Dispatch, Dunwoody Dispatch East, Lilburn Living, Norcross News, Ponce & Peachtree and Tucker Times are independent monthly publications reporting on local, positive news. The publications are free and can be picked up at over 3,000 locations in the Atlanta metro area. All efforts are made to assure factual accuracy within each issue published, but Hometown News, Inc. cannot be held responsible forchanges,omissionsorerrors.Articles/letters to the editor are published for educational purposes and do not necessarily reflect the views of this corporation. All contents ©2019. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reprinted without permission. Web: Phone: 770-938-8506 or 770-493-3003 Fax: 770-934-0989 Publisher: Janet Jubilee ( ) Editor: Tiffany Jaquins ( ) ContributingWriters: Dick Funderburke, Paul Hudson, Dean Hesse Sports Writer: Rebecca White Sales Reps: Elaine Groves, Raul Trujillo, Kathy Forte, Christine McMillan, Christy Bloodworth Production: Greater Georgia Printers 1 0 0 % R E C Y C L E D • 1 0 0 % R E C Y C L E D • ADVERTISING SALES Hometown News Atlanta reserves the right to refuse content that would jeopardize the well being of our communities. Please submit only articles and adver- tisements that are appropriate for our readers of all ages. We appreciate your support with participation in communities we serve. How may we better serve you? Contact us at , Phone 770 493-3003 H O M E T O W N NEWS, atlanta Phone: 770-938-8506 Email: Web: See our contact form at A T L A N T A , G A H O M E T O W N N E W S ANNIVERSARY 1991 28 th 2018 Living With Autism Is Awesome! From the time I can remember, I always knew I was differ- ent from most others. Being the square peg in a round hole is hard to fit into society. The road to recovery was a difficult task. As a small child, I could only talk to people I knew. Greeting strangers and doing math was difficult for me, but simple to the average child. At the same time, I was gifted. I struggled with math and science, but got all A’s in reading, writing, music and art. My Parents and teachers were both amazed and disappoint- ed. When I was eight years old, my Mother decided to place me in a college reading class. Good teachers helped me come out of my shell. They did not pay attention to the detail of much needed math that would later enable me to run the Hometown News business without assistance. Math was and still is a mystery that to this day, is aggravating to no end. I wound up with dreaded math D’s all throughout school and wish I had received addition- al help. Book keepers and CPA’s stay in business because of me. Stepping out of the con- fines of the round hole is refreshing. Autistic people think best inside and outside the square box. Square thinking makes life interesting. Think twice before you label autism as a disability. In many cases, the misunderstood label may be that of a genius! Autism is not a disability- (at least not in my case). Round holes often try to displace the squares. Perhaps part of the reason is because we do extremely well at creative things that many holes only wish they could do. Thomas Edison, inventor of electricity was not able to tie his own shoe laces. He created the most significant product of modern times in history. Thomas was introverted, alone and autistic. He was also innovative and smart. The whole world owes gratitude to God for creating such a man as he. Modern day society could not exist without electricity. Movies, like RAIN- MAN and TEMPLE GRANDIN highlight autistic geniuses in the world. Many autistic movie makers are creative and that is what makes movies interesting. I can see clearly now, the gain is not gone. I choose to skip medications and eat natural foods, but there is no 100% cure for autism. Just this morning, I located a broom to sweep the porch and instead, the hedges got trimmed. This evening, I am not able to locate the broom and already lost the hedge clippers. I am able to publish seven monthly publications and organize a huge environmental awareness conference. Why is picking up a gum wrapper and organizing paper work so difficult to do? Most people see the obvious yellow daisies by the mail box, in front of the lawn. Autistic people see purple iris flowers behind the daises and the roses- along the fence. Like a rose, we have many thorns to overcome, but the blooms are magnificent. – Janet Jubilee Busener, Publisher (Part 1) I l ive in my own l ittle world.