“So whether we are here in this body or away from this body, our goal is to please Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:9

Spiritual Empowerment and Growth Center’s mission is to support families with spiritual and educational tools needed to venture through autism together as ONE Center, ONE Family, and ONE body in CHRIST.

SEG Center exists to provide:

praying handsEducation on early intervention resources and beyond.

praying handsEncouraging devotionals to pray through austism and blogs for additional support.

praying handsPublic speaking engagements for more face-to-face advocacy and awareness.

praying handsA network of autism families to connect with throughout the journey.

praying handsA bridge between families and healthcare providers.

“Out of every test in our lives, we must come on the other side with a testimony to glorify our God! To show others that He is who He says He really is, you must believe. You must let go . You must trust. You must surrender. You must have faith. you must want to follow His will for your life.” – M. J. Wotany

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About  M.J. Wotany

Autism Advocate and Motivational Speaker

M.J. is an author, educator, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, respite provider, wife, mother but most importantly a woman of God. She has made it her mission to advocate for not only her son Jayson but for other parents and their children as they travel through the journey of autism.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One”. Revelation 1:8 NLT.

     Imagine your child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). What do you do? Where do you start? This book tells the story of Jayson. A precious child of God who battles with ASD. This journey walks you through his difficulties and how his mother navigated through the stages of grief to ultimately accept his diagnosis, though acceptance to her didn’t mean agreeing, it meant, surrendering! This story pours out a mother’s love for her child and her spiritual journey as she seeks God’s presence, His purpose and His will. This book will help you navigate through the emotions that come with an ASD diagnosis and will help answer the questions you have as you and your child walk through this journey. The author hopes to guide you through your stages of grief as you battle with the following questions; Lord why me…..why my child? Now what? What services are available for my child? How can I lean on God’s truth and trust in His plan? Every child is different, but, what can expect?

    Join us as we walk through this journey of pain, tears, sadness, peace, joy, trust and ultimately healing. May our Lord and Savior bless each and everyone of us!

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Jayson’s Journey

jayson journeyJayson’s journey began at his 18 month appointment with his pediatrician who voiced his concerns about Jayson not meeting certain developmental milestones.  After a battery of tests were done to rule out any hearing impairments or neurologic disorders, we were referred to a pediatric psychiatrist to begin the workup for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  After extensive evaluations, Jayson was diagnosed with ASD …then our journey of ASD began.  Below is a brief timeline of Jayson’s ASD journey.