As a mom, I dislike assessments.
They reduce my child to a number range, a percentile, a one- or two-word comment. And it’s how one person measured him for one moment in time.
He’s so much more than that.
Just had to get that off my chest. [Yes, I know assessments are necessary. Guess I’ve just had my fill.]
It’s time for another Heart-to-Heart with Mom roundtable discussion.
This Thursday, March 12. There are still some spots available.
Click here to register!
Come and share, learn, connect, laugh and most importantly, find out that you’re not alone.
ARM’s Debora L. Smith will be a guest on the Let’s Talk Autism w/ Shannon and Nancy online show on Autism-Live.com on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 11:15 am PST. Tune in for the online interview.
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Don’t miss our roundtable discussion on Thursday, Feb. 12.
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DISCUSSION TOPIC: “HOW OUR CHILDREN SHOW LOVE”
Myth: People on the autism spectrum cannot feel or express love or empathy.
Fact: Many — in fact, most — people with autism are quite capable of feeling and expressing love, though sometimes in quirky ways. Further, many people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are far more empathetic than the average person, though they may express their empathy in unusual ways.
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Thursday, Feb. 12 is the next Heart-to-Heart with Mom…
Featuring our interactive HEART SEAT! We spend a few minutes doing an actual case study with a willing participant.
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For the latest in ARM’s ADVICE FROM MOM campaign, click here.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A CHILD ID KIT?
Safety is a major concern for all parents. That concern grows more complex when your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Create your own child ID kit with the help of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. They provide easy-to-follow directions here.
The key is to keep the info up-to-date and easily accessible.
ARM will be at the NMUSD Family Resource Fair on Saturday, January 24 from 9am to Noon.
Stop by and say hello!