Context of Play

Context of Play

When our son was diagnosed with autism and behavior & intellectual challenges several years ago, one of the main points the doctor (who had 20+ years experience of working with children) made to us was that everything we wanted our son to truly and meaningfully understand should be wrapped in the context of β€œplay”. That advice has proved consistently true as our son has grown. Successful communication with a special needs child, preteen, teen, young adult, or adult who deals with autism and behavior & intellectual challenges is naturally and sincerely playful. It receives the most notable response. I believe it makes the strongest connections and gains trust with the child you love and you want he or she to know that you love them....
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Never Stop Becoming More

Never Stop Becoming More

Never stop becoming more. I want to keep learning and growing in every area of my life forever. Without learning and growth, life becomes stagnate and toxic. Quotes to inspire and motivate: "Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it." Charles R. Swindoll "The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you." Phillipians 4:9 "Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning." Proverbs 9:9 "Learning never exhausts the mind." Leonardo da Vinci "I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it." Pablo Picasso "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Fraklin "A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success." Chet Atkins "A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And...
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