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Self Awareness

I was going to post on appraisal today, but my thoughts were really on self awareness. This is one of the easier core deficits to understand and really the one that is the most evident in others when they are lacking this necessary trait. Self awareness is the ability to not only understand how you …


Active Participation Required

This week I would like to share some things I have been thinking about in relation to active participation in the apprentice role. I have recognized in some clients recently that they have a tendency to allow themselves to be guided through activities without resistance, but they aren’t really actively participating by taking their own …


RushRushRush – I don’t think so!

  After looking back at all the posts this past week – there seemed to be a theme throughout. So, I thought I’d try my best to find a quote that summed it all up…   There’s absolutely no reason to be rushed along with the rush. Slow down – Remember the important things – …


The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

As I was reflecting on what Nicole wrote on Tuesday I received an e-mail from a staff member here at school that seemed to piggy back on her message of family. I thought this story would be a great one to share as part of my blog this week. I am also a very strong …


Core Deficits

Last night we had parent group and our discussion was on the core deficits of autism. It’s always good even as a consultant to revisit these core deficits and to constantly be thinking about how the activities and the way they are framed benefit those with ASD. Over the next several weeks I’m going to …


A legacy for our children

The RDI community recently lost a dear consultant colleague and friend whose sudden passing seems unreal. When things like this happen in life it causes many of us to examine our values and priorities. The “what if” questions creep to the forefront of our minds and we think about what we would cherish and place …


Anything? Yes, anything.

In starting a new year, it’s always good to have great daily reminders and uplifting inspirational messages. By checking our blog daily, you will be able to read some really amazing things. I hope that you’ll be able to join our daily ventures. So, in this new year I have one quote for everyone to …



As I was sitting down at my desk this morning I remembered today was Thursday and it is my turn to blog (my days are little mixed up starting back to school on a Wednesday). I hadn’t really been thinking about what I should blog on this week until I went to write down my …



Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile. I love my children, I really do, but something about the holidays makes parenting really hard. I’ve been reflecting on this lately. A normal evening for my kids entails eating dinner, taking a bath, watching a video, reading a few books, brushing teeth, and going to …


Do Something Daily

With the start of 2007 upon us, it seems a good time to refocus our efforts and make sure we are making the most of the moments we have with our children each day. A concept I have been developing with some families over the past few months involves doing at least one specific thing …

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