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"Don't listen to their words, fix your attention on their deeds." - Albert Einstein
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." - Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Establishing clear short term goals with ways to measure success is important to measure progress.
"Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it." - Jess Lair
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. - Socrates
Siblings often need their own support group to help deal with the challenges they face.
"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." - Ignacio Estrada
Taking turns is a primary skill for socialization.
"When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - George Washington Carver
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The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry. ~ Louis de Bernieres
One way to teach speech in sentences is to use short phrases like "I want a….."
"If you have no character to lose, people will have no faith in you." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain." - Aristotle
"Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"It's pretty clear that autism is not caused by any gastrointestinal problems." - Eric Hollander
"Your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others." - William J. H. Boetcker
"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." - Anthony J. D'Angelo
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"The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. - Richard Moss
Don't underestimate persons with autism, try to accept and understand.
Understanding your child's therapies will help you determine their next steps.
"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." - James D. Miles
"It's amazing how autism affects the whole family." - Kevin Krueger
Siblings can be the silent casualty in a families battle with autism.
A pinch of praise is worth a pound of scorn. A dash of encouragement is more helpful than a dipper of pessimism. - William Arthur Ward
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird. - Frank Zappa
Imitating sequences of actions of peers and adults in a natural setting is a primary skill for socialization.
"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." - Thomas Babington Macaulay
I may have been born different and misunderstood; but, I know there is a place for me, somewhere in this universe. - Alyson Bradley
Shared attention activities may be extremely helpful in establishing spontaneous eye contact.
A cup of kindness is better than a cupboard of criticism. - William Arthur Ward
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible
Remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up. - John C. Maxwell
Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal,' must necessarily be 'inferior. - Hans Asperger
Seeing people as innocent is the greatest gift you can give another human being: the gift of acceptance. - Rhonda Britten
"I just want to continue to exist, but you continue to question my very existence!" – Alyson Bradley
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Taking an interest in what others are thinking and doing is often a much more powerful form of encouragement than praise. -Robert Martin
I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me. - Tyler Durdin
School curriculums should have a step by step approach to skill building.
"Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty." - William J. H. Boetcker
Chaos is in fact just an illusion created by your inability to perceive the order in which things truly are.
Don't be afraid to ask questions of your child's team. They are there to support you.
If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example. -George Bernard Shaw
For success in science and art a dash of autism is essential. - Hans Asperger
When teaching social interaction with peers, select acticities that all children can do and have a fun consequence.
"One word or a pleasing smile is often enough to raise up a saddened and wounded soul." - Therese of Lisieux