Thanks to all the interested parents and professionals who attended the Empowering Families Resource Fair in Irvine last evening. It was a terrific night! And I appreciate all those of you who sat in on my workshop about Organizing Your Child for Academic Success. I hope you’ll start to incorporate some of the strategies we discussed. If you missed any part of my presentation, please contact me and I’ll make my slides available to you.
I must say it is very heartening to see so many of you proactively looking for ways to improve the quality of life of your kids — through activities, therapies, education and more. It’s this positive support that is so vital to our young people. I know it’s not always easy, but the more we can praise the effort, instead of correct the wrong, the better the effect on our children.
Studies from Marsha Mailick Seltzer, PhD, Director, Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, show that as individuals with autism age, their symptoms and behaviors decrease with positive supports of family and friends. Knowing this, we must be sure to keep providing a positive environment for our loved ones on the autism spectrum.