This week’s guest is Tyler. Tyler has an amazing journey that has taken him from the Ukraine, to being adopted by an amazing family in the United States before accomplishing great feats while pushing himself harder than he ever thought possible. Tyler is fully employed, loves his life, helps others like him through advocacy and has even created his very own podcast and music library.
00:37 – Born, Adopted in Ukraine
01:11 – Getting used to living in America
02:46 – Deal with Parents
04:00 – A Personal Breakthrough
06:24 – Post-High School Transition
06:55 – Saddle Rock Ranch Arrival
07:41 – What’s life on the Ranch like?
08:31 – Advocacy and what it means to Tyler
10:28 – Advocacy leads to Employment Success
13:30 – Tyler’s Future Goals
14:35 – Tyler’s Own Podcast Efforts - Autism Circle
16:01 – Advocating for State Funding
16:35 – Access to Services and Employment
18:25 – Housing Options for those in Need
19:15 – Support from Family
20:30 – Tyler’s Mom Became an Author to Tell His Story
23:08 – The Importance of Music and Podcasts
27:17 – What can Providers do to Improve Their Services
To purchase the book about Tyler's Life; He Just Needs to Be Loved; visit:
To listen to Tyler and Josh's podcast; Autism Corner visit: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/autism-corner/id1633023396
To Find out more about Tyler and Josh's music studio visit:
To learn more about the services that Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. offer, please visit https://www.familyres.org to learn more.