Thursday, February 21, 2013

Has Anyone Ever Told You "There Are No Stupid Questions, Asking Questions Is How We Learn!"? They Are Right!!

Dear Readers,     

     I have been given an opportunity to move outside my comfort zone. You're probably checking to make sure that you haven't mistakenly clicked the wrong link. I assure you that you everything happens for a reason. I'm not usually so cryptic in my blog posts but, I have always been anxious when it comes to change. Please forgive and give me time to explain...

     I met Steven Kossor online through a guest post on a parenting site. He is the Founder and Executive Director of The Institute of Behavior Change in Pennsylvania and has over thirty years of experience in research and working with individuals on the autism spectrum. We have become friends in the autism community over the last several months. Autism Advocacy and the Education of children on the autism spectrum is important to both of us, as well as protecting their rights to funding of therapies that will help them.

     Steven has offered to host an online WebEx meeting to answer two or three predetermined questions concerning educational, behavioral therapy and treatment funding issues related to the care of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. The tentatively scheduled date for this online meeting is Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 7pm-8pm CST (8pm-9pm EST). My duties will include collecting questions submitted by my wonderful readers, help to choose two or three of those questions to be answered and then serve as moderator during the meeting.

     If YOU have a question that you would like Steven Kossor to answer, please submit it in a comment below this post. As the date of the WebEx meeting gets closer, I will post the instructions on how everyone can join the online meeting. I am looking forward to hearing everyone's questions and hope that you will share this opportunity with others in the autism community!



  1. I'd like to know what some of the best resources and techniques he's found to teach friendship building, social skills building, and dating skills to individuals on the spectrum. And how does one know when to accept that those resources have limits, depending on the degree of "hardwiring" the individual may have that mitigates against picking up those skills.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to my post, Steve! Those are awesome questions and I am hoping to find out the answers, as well! I will posting more details as we approach the date of the scheduled WebEx meeting. If you would like me to message you with that information, please email me at Thanks, again! =)