Our team is taking part in the WAAA fundraising event in honor of Wyatt and other families and individuals experiencing Autism. Join us!
Wyatt Layne is an energetic, intelligent and tenacious young man who like most teenage boys his age, wants to be independent and understood. Wyatt was diagnosed with Autism at the age of four. His journey is unique but also so very similar to other children and adults on the Spectrum. Wyatt is non-verbal and has Sensory Processing Disorder - which means his world is a flurry of stimulation that he cannot filter like neurotypical persons. Day to day can be challenging - many things that are taken for granted are not available to Wyatt - at least not in the way you or I would typically enjoy them. Trips to the grocery store can be overwhelming. However, Wyatt has a great team of professionals that support him. School, iCan, Seattle Children Autism Center, his SLP, his ABA team, and the community. We rely on organizations like WAAA to manuever the mazes that those with disabilities must travel. Wyatt is an important part of a family who loves him dearly, including; his mom, papa Chris, big brother Tad, dog Iggy and Kyrie the cat.
Wyatt enjoys being outdoors. One of his favorite things to do is to go golfing. Wyatt loves the water, the color neon green and Batman...who doesnt love Batman?!
Wyatt's primary emotion is joy. Although Wyatt is non-verbal - he loves to communicate. One of Wyatt's best assets is his sense of humor! He has the biggest smile and most contagious laugh ever!
The one word that encompasses what we dream of for Wyatt is ‘Opportunity’.
Our wish for Wyatt is that he is afforded the opportunity to discover what he likes, what he dislikes, what he’s good at, what he wants, what he doesn’t want…
Wyatt is happy when he feels validated – when he has done a great job and has tried hard. As his family, we want Wyatt to thrive and find happiness and to feel like he has some control over his own sense of self and well-being.
We are fundraising for the WAAA in hopes that the community - for those experiencing Autism - can find support, acceptance and connection.