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Essential 3: VARIATION, Anat Baniel’s Book, Kids Beyond Limit. Autism and all special needs kids benefit

Make no mistake about Mistakes, everything is food for learning: Anat Baniel, chapter 6: Variation We are going through, Monday by Monday, Anat Baniel’s brilliant book, Kids Beyond Limits. She starts with three chapters about unleashing brain plasticity and the … Continue reading

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Loving the Now, Excitement for the Future of your Autistic Child

acceptance for now , excitement for the possibilities I’m on the last chapter of Raun Kaufman’s, Autism Breakthrough. It’s about attitude. It’s about mindfulness. It’s about hope. He distills it like this: nonjudgmental acceptance of your child right now, exactly … Continue reading

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Stimming + Touch = Awareness and Awakening

Repetitive motion, good for ’em, and a suggestion One of the reasons, the child who recently had an intensive series of lessons made such amazing progress when she went back home was this. No more fighting  her stimming. In Autism … Continue reading

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Nine Gains from Nine Lessons over 5 days

I recently worked with a young girl for nine lessons over 5 days. She is 3 years old and on the Autistic spectrum, a delightful child who for a year had been taught that her stimming was something that needed … Continue reading

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Essential Two: SLOW, chapter 5 in Anat Baniel, Kids Beyond Limits

Essential #2 : Slow, From Kids Beyond Limits, by Anat Baniel Going fast, you can only do what you’ve already done Crazy, crazy, the way educators, be they in schools, or well meaning OTs and PTs with special needs kids … Continue reading

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Failure, Get Used to it as not failure

Ed Catmull, co founder of Pixar In a fear-based, failure-averse culture,  people will consciously or unconsciously avoid risk.  They will seek instead to repeat something safe  that’s been good enough in the past.    Their work will be derivative,  not … Continue reading

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Meditation

meditation is simple and amazing meditation is complex and Amazing Life is changing every moment the now of this line of your reading is not the now of you reading the first line and when you sit down and close … Continue reading

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Love, Hate, Tantrums as Learning Heaven

Recently I took a ten month training in male female relationships. One of the key learnings was this: “The opposite of love isn’t hate. It’s indifference.” This is going to be a two, or three or four part series. It’s … Continue reading

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Curious, Open, Aware, Loving….. COAL for the kids and for us

Curious Open Aware Loving COAL. This acronym, as if we need one more, is from Daniel Siegel, MD, who has for many years been exploring the brain, mindfulness and the world of parenting. If I got the story right at … Continue reading

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Autism and Love, 2, Assess, Bond or Challenge

Autism and Love, from the perspective of healing the autistic child I blogged about this the other day from a slightly different angle, of how we can learn to love our partners better by either going for rapport when they … Continue reading

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