Saturday, February 23, 2013

Join Me Over At Character Booster!

Please visit Character Booster to read my guest post titled "Mastering the Essential Skills of Sportsmanship While Having Autism Spectrum Disorder". Character Booster is an awesome site that you will want to check out, after reading my guest post, of course! If your family has a particular way that they show their support to each other, please share that with us in the comment section below my guest post on Character Booster. Thank you for your continued support of our autism resource blog! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I Have Been Unexpectedly Named The Most Recent Recipient Of The "Written Acts Of Kindness Award"

I was just browsing through my Twitter account mentions earlier this evening and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I had been given the "Written Acts of Kindness Award" by Cate Russell-Cole from CommuniCATE Resources for Writers. Have you noticed the lovely badge, directly to the right of this post, that I was given? I am flattered and I have been instructed to pass this award on to others, as I have been honored. Please take a few minutes to read the wonderful words written by Cate and consider how you can "pay it forward" like I will be doing in the near future. 

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!


Monday, February 18, 2013

I Have No Excuse For Neglecting My #Autism Resource Blog!

     The title pretty much says it all but, I still want to explain why I haven't been posting lately. Besides being a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I have had two long-term assignments as a substitute teacher in the first and second grade at our local elementary school recently. I enjoy working with the students, getting to know each of them and helping the team of teachers for that particular grade level but, I really enjoyed just being "Mom" to my own two boys today! There was no school today because it was President's Day. They had their individual six month dental check ups, I treated the three of us to lunch at our favorite Chinese buffet and then gave them the afternoon to play with their neighborhood friends. 

     I hope everyone is doing well. I will try post more frequently to keep everyone updated as to how Nathan and the rest of the family is. My husband has hinted that I need to spend more time with him, as opposed to the new laptop that he got me for Christmas. I must remember to add that to my list of things "to do". Just kidding!

     Have a fabulous week, my friends!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It's a MPM Birthday Celebration Event

The above mentioned post was removed due to possible suspicious content that was inserted into the post through the giveaway that I trustingly shared with my readers. I  will not make the same mistake in the future. Thank you for your understanding and hope that you will continue to follow Nathan's Voice!