On the Horizon 05/22/13

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Issue 222:
Finding Peace

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  • A Note from Dr. Beurkens
  • Feature Article: Finding Peace
  • Upcoming Events
  • Recommended Resources

Hi Everyone!

As the school year winds down we find ourselves busier than usual with all the end-of-the-year activities. The kids actually got some great weather for Field Day last week, and I love that they got to spend a lot of time outdoors engaged in physical activity. I wonder what would happen if we provided many more opportunities like that for kids in school throughout the year. Certainly more fresh air, movement, and collaboration couldn’t be a bad thing!

The feature article for this week is a favorite of mine about finding peace in the midst of what can feel like chaos when raising (or working with) children. Included are some ideas for how to find more peace in what can feel like a very un-peaceful process.  I hope you find something in it that touches you today.

Have a fantastic week!

Looking to the horizon,

Finding Peace

By Nicole Beurkens, PhD

Peaceful surroundingsAs I was wandering around the Minneapolis airport recently, I found a store with a variety of posters, cards, and wall hangings with quotes and sayings on them. As I perused the options, I found one that I had to purchase and bring back to the office. Here is the quote:

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. (Author unknown)

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Summer Camps

Your child is going to LOVE the exciting adventures we have planned for this summer! We will explore a variety of engaging themes together, complete with lots of opportunities for movement, music, problem solving, collaboration, and indoor and outdoor fun.

Our camps are designed to offer a fun, safe, and therapeutic environment for children with neurodevelopmental disorders to engage with others, try new things, and build skills over the summer months. A low staff to child ratio ensures that everyone receives appropriate support.

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Upcoming dates and locations where Nicole Beurkens, PhD will be speaking:

Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Practical Strategies to Improve Processing

September 16 in Fairfax, VA

September 17 in Rockville, MD


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