School or No School?

School or No School?

A recurring issue when I talk to families from all over the world is whether or not to leave a child in school or pull a child out of school, either when beginning their home-based-program or considering when to place a child into school and running a part-time...
Anecdotes from Life with Autism

Anecdotes from Life with Autism

Chapter 1. Louise, age 14, Autism The Power of “Tuning In” and Creating Deep Connections with Children through “Loving Parallel Play”. Once upon a time, I was invited into a very large institution for special needs children and adults in order to give a presentation...
Can Empathy and Gratitude be taught?

Can Empathy and Gratitude be taught?

Can Empathy and Gratitude be taught? When it comes toward the end of a successful home-based program with a child, many parents are asking me how to teach their child gratitude, or how to express empathy with another human being? In many circumstances, children are...
Attitude always first, What to do second

Attitude always first, What to do second

Attitude Always First Many parents, professionals and their support staff have asked me in the past a lot of “what to do…” questions. What to do when a child does not respond, does not look at you or engage in meaningful interactions? What to do? What if a child...
 

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