To understand how a child learns best, it helps to understand what type of learning environment a child responds to organically.
This is an excerpt from The Emperor, C’est Moi by Hugo Horiot. It is written by an individual with autism. It is a powerful story of a non-verbal individual, and how he thinks and lives in the verbal world of France. The word autism does not appear in the book. It is about differences, and…
Wouldn’t it be nice that instead of having your child’s sensory issue push him/her away from companion, that it can actually be the trigger for company?
Autism is not something to be feared, nor is it solely defined by medical jargon or categories. It needs to be accepted as the way an individual thinks, feels, and expresses themselves; nothing more, nothing less.
By Scott Lentine This poem appeared originally on Scott’s blog and is reproduced with his permission. Flowers blossoming, snow melting It is time of the year of new beginnings To forget our winter woes And transition into spring clothes Getting ready for daylights savings and Easter March Madness and baseball as TV features More birthday…
After all these years of observations, I’ve finally boiled having a reciprocal conversation down to five major things that need improvement.
It meant I finally found what I had been searching for, for more than 30 years. It meant closure of something looming over me. It meant satisfaction in me and my life in general. It was a relief to put a name to my idiosyncrasies and it gave me understanding and wisdom.
During the last week, I went with my brother Brian and his girlfriend Amanda to visit San Diego. There, we met with our cousin Chris, who is a Marine stationed at Camp Pendleton and lives in nearby Carlsbad. We got to see various attractions in the city, such as The San Diego Zoo, Potato Chip Rock in the mountains of Poway, the beaches of Coronado, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla, and other sites.
Once we turned on the lights, I was greeted with thunderous applauses of “Surprise!!” by friends and even my cousin Matt. I then proceeded to greet all the guests and have snacks and a cake, as I patiently waited for the presents.
By Scott Lentine Reaching out, making connections Looking for friends and new directions Exploring new places and meeting people Moving forward and looking for life’s next sequel Beautiful beach weather with waves crashing on the shore Allows me to connect with nature My senses feel alive to the core And I relate to life’s basic…