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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.
Visit our news page here!
* 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!
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
I thank everyone who is making these opportunities possible.
Town Hall — my intervention, segments from Autism and Employability parent panel — min. 23:28 – 29:04 and min. 48:38 – 49:14
Webcast – min. 4:04 – 4:39
Yes, at 8/9 years old doing volunteer work is extremely important.
But wait, at this age kids should be in parks, riding bikes, some may say playing computer games is part of being a kid these days. But T. and her friend S. were taken to the Thrift Store, part of the Homeless Empowerment Program in Clearwater.
T. and S. know each other. They play great together. They leave each other alone. They drive each other crazy. They are kids learning about life. They are kids and in most instances, they’d be regarded as one of the bunch. It is wonderful and as parents, we are so proud.
The kids wondered why did we have to volunteer. We explained in simple terms – We want to give back and be thankful for everything that is good in our lives because others are not as fortunate. Explanation accepted.
While volunteering, reality is more than obvious and we moms start realizing that 10 years from now our kids would not survive 5-10 min in any job. We were not there to play and personal interests confirmed how much work was to be done (sorting clothes and placing them on hangers). Once the personal interests were no longer thrilling and the realization that actual work is expected, this is when our duty as parents became really fun. Looking for entertaining explanations to keep them focused was a live rendition of every reason we’ve heard moms say for hundreds of years. Let’s sort by color, by specific item, do this number of items and we’ll do this, we have so many minutes left, that’s enough I need you here right now. And you can imagine the rest.
Continue reading Volunteer work in the Happy Kingdom!
As we get ready for our event Autism and Employability, we approach the press wanting to get exposure and let Tampa Bay know their involvement is needed.
Our latest experience…
– Sent note via FB to local reporters stating:
Help me invite Chick-fil-A HR folks!
They should participate in our event – Autism and Employability
They must #presumecompetence and realize that #Autismisnotscary
Man with autism sues Chick Fil A for discrimination! http://www.10news.com/news/national/chick-fil-a-discriminated-against-job-applicant-with-autism-lawsuit-claims
Continue reading How to get the local media to report on events in your community?