Jaxon's Story - Transcending Autism | David Lynch Foundation





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Published on Nov 20, 2013


Martha: As a parent of a special child you're always giving, giving, and you're not getting any satisfaction of seeing any results, nothing is returned. When Jaxson was little he had a speech therapist, and I would say, "Just get Jaxson to say yes. All he would say is no." Raising Jaxson with autism was very stressful and it took a lot of toll on the family it affected our marriage.

Michelle (Jaxson's sister): Jaxson's always been very routine-oriented and any sort of break in his routine would cause a huge uproar, he, especially when he was younger, there would be times where we would have to literally drag him out of the house while he's kicking and screaming.

Martha: He would be like a pressure cooker and he would just let off steam. He would close his eyes and shake and he'd start getting really upset. He wanted to make friends with everybody, but he doesn't talk very well and he couldn't make that eye contact so he couldn't make that bond to actually have friends. I said, "You know you get a car if you learn to drive." So he was with a driver at school and they said, "He has too much stress. You need to get him some anxiety reducer so that he can drive." And that's when I decided, that's it, we're gonna go learn TM. Since then, his life has made a 180 degree turn. He doesn't have these tantrums.

Michelle: There's not as many outbursts.

Martha: He smiles much more than he ever has and he looks at you in the eye - there's much more eye contact.

Jaxson: Every time I meditate I just feel like I'm fully blessed, I'm fully re-energized, it makes my day a lot more easier.

Martha: Two years ago he got his driver's license. My brother came up to me one day and says, "Jaxson got his driver's license? I didn't think that was ever gonna be possible." The other thing that was huge for Jaxson is that he got his first job. Since he's been meditating it's an unfolding process. Every month there's something new, something expanding in his world that wasn't there before. He's more caring about other people, he seems to be able to reach out to other people. I'm having a bad day about two months ago, he said to me, "Mom, you need to go meditate so you can think straight." So, he's driving, he's working, he's in a bowling league. He goes out on Sunday nights and bowls. And now he has friends. He's a happier human being. He learned TM and all these wonderful things happened.

Michelle: I know with all these improvements that he made in such a short period of time that he's going to live a normal, happy life. Our family is able to benefit from all of us meditating.

Martha: Life is much better. Life is easier. It took Jaxson a long time to be able to give back and now he's giving back. He's the joy of my life. There's been such a remarkable change in Jaxson that I can't imagine other families and other kids wouldn't get the same experience that Jaxson did.

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