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Thomais learned to read like her peers in the period from March 2016-March 2017.
An incredible tutor made it happen… Mrs. K will remain in our hearts and lives for eternity…
Her patience, dedication and willingness to teach and learn from Thomais is unequaled.
Thomais’s autism behaviors challenged the process and everyone persevered.
Thomais’s dyslexia never hindered the process. On the contrary, Mrs. K’s multisensory methods, knowledge of a variety of existing interventions guided the process. Above all, a love for teaching.
Enjoy one of Thomais’s creations as she continues to express her emotions, curiosity and above all, her inventiveness.
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We are so thankful to the members of the press that have expressed interest in our projects in the U.S.A., South America and Europe.
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* OCTOBER 2017 – REGIONAL EMMY NOMINATION FOR WEDU-PBS broadcast – Autism Town Hall Meeting: Breakthrough to Hope
Congratulations to the producers – especially Spencer Briggs and Marketing Director Joyce Cotton!
Honored to be a part of this spectacular production!!
* EL COMERCIO – PERU – published Thomais interview with Teacher Chris!
Greatest experience ever… another one!
To see my daughter being a kid and learning the big lessons in life
Enjoy her creation, words, illustrations and expression of emotions…
Individuals in the spectrum are very literal
Explaining the concept of a raffle takes many efforts, subtleties and the classic be ready for the unexpected survival skill we parents – diagnosis or not – utilize quite efficiently…
At 9yrs old this became a fun experience, drawing it made it easier to handle…
Bottom line: Emotions shared and unwillingly comprehending she did not win and she has to deal with it…
A big plus… no behavior crisis, no torture for no one…
We continue… Enjoy!
Now I understand why Hollywood, Netflix, HBO, ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, Nickelodeon, Broadway, etc. will not hire actors with a diagnosis, with obvious or mild challenges.
Video: Trolls and Friends The Musical, Dunedin Community Center, FL
In an attempt to entertain, the writing may reflect some of the realities faced by an individual who is considered to have limitations. But a trained actor is the one hired to perform the role of someone they have no knowledge of, they cannot relate to, many times, they don’t even respect who they are. This trained actor pretends to have a diagnosis and pretends to make others laugh or cry. Decent writing and marketing may save the show. This is pathetic, ridiculous and short sighted.
Continue reading Hollywood can’t handle talent with a diagnosis!
We know all about autism awareness.
We want action. Life with autism is 365 days, 24/7…
These are various posts I shared in social media. They reflect the reality of many families. For many it’s been the same or worse for 10+ years. The media rarely reports on these matters.
Continue reading AUTISM REALITIES
by Yadira V. Calderon
I am obsessed with traveling, discovering and understanding life. I became the editor of a trade publication for the baking industry and visited most Spanish speaking countries. I did Logistics for the cement industry. I taught American Government in China. Everywhere I went, as a tourist or as a professional, I sought the opportunity to interact with families, experience commitment and going beyond the expectations to achieve that goal. I saw my education and curiosity as the means to an end.
Six years ago everything was about to change and I did not know it. The drive, the push, the non-stop urge to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or ride the Trans-Siberian train all became futile and senseless when my daughter regressed into autism from one day to the next. December 2010 forever changed my life and perspective.
Continue reading I am an educated woman, I earn minimum wage and I get food stamps . Here’s why.
The #media and its reporting, portrayal of individuals with disabilities (obvious and non-obvious) is dismal.
Reporting of events having to do with pets or gory stories are prioritized over 15-30 seconds of reality from a disabled perspective.
** FACT: Stories with roles based on a disabled individual are not a part of TV shows/movies – As the The Ruderman Family Foundation White Paper states – 95% OF CHARACTERS WITH DISABILITIES ARE PLAYED BY ABLE-BODIED ACTORS
** FACT: Out of 8 events I organized – promoting acceptance, inclusion, awareness, parental empowerment — 2 received media coverage (greatly appreciate support from Natalia Rodriguez and Gaby Romero)
How to correct this?