Survey Update

Ok – there is no way after yesterday’s post that I can top it with a quote to inspire you. So, I thought I’d give you all an update on how our survey is going. Since word got out about our survey around noon on Wednesday we’ve had a tremendous reply. I have the privilege …



Recently my sister showed me an inspirational video that I felt not only described the staff, but also the parents we work with at Horizons. The video was entitled 212°. 212° is the point at which water boils. The point being that at 211° water is merely hot, but by going that one extra degree …


Awesome Work

I think I have the most incredible job. It is such a privilege working with such an array of families. Each family comes with their own challenges and each come with their own strengths. I have learned from each family and thoroughly enjoy each of the unique qualities they provide. The children are such a …


Take Our Survey!

There has been a lot of talk around our office lately about school-related issues and options for children and families. We have a number of families for whom school is a major stressor and, in some cases, is creating very tangible obstacles to remediation efforts. As a professional who began my career in special education, …


Prioritizing Your Future

Again, I have to thank everyone else for their previous posts this week for my inspiration into finding a quote to give you all to think about. There was talk about prioritizing treatment for your child and future plans. Thinking about these 2 topics together led me to this quote: The future is always beginning …


Creative/Flexible Thinking

I can’t believe that I’ve already covered 4 of the 5 core deficits! (self awareness, episodic memory, appraisal/dynamic analysis and experience sharing) The time goes by fast! The final core deficit is creative/flexible thinking. Quite often this is the core deficit that most people can identify and say “ah, yes” autism and flexible thinking certainly …


Critical or Not?

Last week I wrote about the need to prioritizing treatment needs from the perspective of knowing what needs to be treated, placing treatment in an appropriate context in the life of a family, and using an approach that treats foundational issues as priorities. There is one more thing I would like to address in this …