Yearly Archives: 2014

Talking vs. Communication

In typical development, talking becomes a major enhancement to communication after children have mastered the other aspects of communication. Conversely, children with autism often learn to talk without the other communicative elements in place. This can lead to unnatural or … Continue reading

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The holiday season and autism.

Crowded rooms, strong smells, and flashing lights are just a few characteristics of the holiday season that may cause stress for an autism family. Endless tips and suggestions for making the season go more smoothly can be found on the internet … Continue reading

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Questions: Answered

Below are frequently asked questions regarding RDI and MNRI. RDI What is the role of the RDI Consultant? RDI Consultants work with families where a child’s developmental disabilities have disrupted or prevented the formation of the critical parent-child guiding relationship. … Continue reading

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Building Community

About 2 years ago I was asked to serve on a board of a new charter school. At the time it was just an idea. A small group of parents, a teacher, an architect, a lawyer and me. We were … Continue reading

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Dear Moms

In my job I know a lot of moms. I spend the majority of my working days with mom to children who have challenges. Most of my friends are moms. Moms to little kids, moms to big kids, grand-moms. Here … Continue reading

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The big, hungry, mean bear and autism

Let’s just say you are walking through the woods. You see a big, hungry, mean bear. He doesn’t see you. What’s the first thing you do? Freeze. You stop everything with a wide eyed, deer in the head lights look … Continue reading

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If you are already aware of autism, DO something about it Today is World Autism Day. People from all over the world are supposed to “Light it Up Blue” to raise awareness of autism. The CDC just released the new … Continue reading

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