I Read a Book
Hello, Internet! Cole here. Recently, I read a book called Population: One. It was about the author, Tyler McNamer, and his life experiences with Autism. In my opinion, the book needed a bit of work. I didn’t hate it, but it wasn’t without its share of noticeable problems. Naturally, I’m going to write my thoughts about the book in this article; otherwise, I would have just been wasting words with the other sentences in the article.
Did you set goals for yourself? Are you reaching them? I think it is a good time to evaluate, check in with ourselves and see where we are at. I have kept my promise to allow the time to exercise. It is making a big difference. My energy is better and I am also feeling stronger mentally & physically. I have fallen short on staying in touch with family & friends and making some girl time, so I want to make that happen. The beauty of goals is that every day is a new chance to make it happen. No need to be negative and feel defeated, deep breath and move forward.
Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat! Celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2, 2017 for the National Education Association’s nineteenth annual observance of NEA’s Read Across America Day. On March 2, we celebrate the joys of reading on Dr. Seuss’s birthday and readers of all ages are encouraged to celebrate with this year’s book, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
Commonwealth Autism will present its annual two-day Autism Conference designed for both caregivers and professionals. Featured keynote speakers at this year’s conference include local and national experts in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kerry Magro, an award-winning national disability advocate, will close out the conference on March 9th with his unique perspective on living with autism, bullying, and overcoming obstacles to find success.
“What a wonderful event! I can’t wait to do it again next year.”
“Everyone was laughing and having a great time.”
“The lady I was paired with wasn’t really into dancing, but there were so many other activities for her to enjoy! She especially loved the photo booth, caricature station, and watching karaoke.”
“I heard one participant say that it was the best night of his life!”
“I had a great time making new friends.”
“I heard so many of the ladies talking about how much they loved getting dressed up and having their hair done.”
An interesting thing happened to me this week. I am preparing for Marky’s IEP, which always causes me such anxiety. I decided to call a friend to vent and share some of my feelings. She asked, “how is he doing in school?”. To which I replied, “great, he never complains, he goes with the flow and is so easy.” She replied, “you are so lucky!”
Director of Clinical Services at Next Steps Behavioral Centers
The saying might be cliché, but when it comes to helping children reach their potential, it could not be more accurate. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), I have been encouraged to see the many industries that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has stretched into. A brief list of examples includes the following: seatbelt use and industrial safety; environmental preservation efforts; zoology; sports Management; and gerontology. Besides the common denominator of reliance on the science of behavior, these fields use ABA in conjunction with other professional fields to achieve the best outcome for their respective clients. Much like ABA works to improve innovation and develop success within the field, it also works to collaborate with related professionals for the end goal of improvement of socially significant outcomes.
This past week I had to say a final goodbye to my great Uncle. The last living sibling of my grandfather’s. An Uncle that brought so many memories and so much love to my childhood. He lived a good and long life, but it was still so hard.