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The Nature of Support aka: I Hate Housekeeping

Doing housework is where I get some of my best ideas.  You’d think I’d clean house more often  – but I don’t. My avoidance is irrational. I hate cleaning house. Cleaning today I was grouchy. I was thinking ugly thoughts about what I deserve and who is disrespecting me by my cleaning the floor on Read More …

The Real Experts – Education from an Autists’ Perspective

Creating an Autism-Friendly Educational Environment By Isabelle Frances Morris   My journey with autism up until now begins and ends with horses. Watching a documentary about a young Autistic boy named Rowan who found healing in horses, I couldn’t help but see some of myself in this preschooler. The next day, sitting in a therapy Read More …

Movement Method Training – Square Peg Ranch, Half Moon Bay

Movement Method  Workshop May 20 and 21, 2017 – Square Peg Ranch Who: For Parents, Teachers, Therapists and Caregivers Why: To learn the science and the FUN of an effective method to reach kids with learning challenges such as ADD, ADHD, anxiety, ASD and more using humor, movement and Nature. The results will forever change Read More …

The Gospel of Beezus or How To Turn It Upside Down

10 year old Q has freckles across the bridge of his nose.  He’s tall for his age. People think he’s older. He’s a “sensory seeker” and will press his body into tight spaces, walls, curved surfaces and into you.  Last week, he was standing on something I was leaning against and suddenly, all 100+ pounds Read More …

Changing the Words. Our Dangerous Idea for 2017

A talented special needs school administrator addressed a crowd of nervous grandparents. “Your grandkids are potentially talented and it’s our job to bring that out. This school is a cocoon. They come in as caterpillars and emerge as butterflies ready to fly back into the world.” “Potentially talented?”  The grandparents leaned in. They heard the words Potential Read More …

Good Dog (or not) – The Importance of Environment

Sitting here on a sun dappled morning looking out over green hills and children and horses playing in the arena – I take a deep breath of gratitude for where and when I live. At my feet is our 13 year old hound mix Tucker.  He’s as devoted a dog as I’ve ever known in my Read More …

Hero Worship

Our favorite stories are  the ones where someone was thought  useless, used up, not worthy and somehow, through trials, they proved themselves heroic. King Arthur, the smallish adopted son, was called Wart – rose to be King. Luke Skywalker, born poor on a desert planet leads the Resistance. These are the heroes we adore. A Read More …

Does It Work?

Ironically, I was asked by an autism dad – a really thoughtful and kind autism dad “Does it work? Can you prove it?” It’s a fair question – especially as a non-profit soliciting for donations and support. People have limited resources and they want to support programs with proof of real results. I talked about Read More …

The Antidote to Bad News

What if I told you that every one of us has the knowledge, the training, the skills and the opportunity to relieve the world’s most crippling affliction? This terrible condition is 100% treatable and reversible.  It won’t require insurance coverage, legislation, staff meetings, specialists or any equipment. You think I’m lying or exaggerating. My argument isn’t supported Read More …

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