The quarter back asked me out to prom. When I said no, he asked me who could be better. I went with a lovely man with Down's Syndrome, I don't regret a thing.
Wow, what a statement! This describes exactly how many whom may have a disability want to and would like to be viewed and accepted by the rest of the world. Unfortunately this is not always the best case scenerio, and reality sets in. How many times have you felt different, alone, disrespected, bullied, misunderstood. At times, these are things that many people diagnosed with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder can and will experience. Helping you and your family and others understand the complexities that accompany your diagnosis's is imperative. Through education, we will work together in teaching you and your family to utilize various techniques and interventions that will help to modify behaviors. Through the use of positive and negative reinforcement, building communication skills, working through those awkward and or social situations and social settings, I can help you in understanding how to design creative strategies. Strategies to help you to plan and structure your day, to decrease over stimulation and or change patterned routines. Collaboratively we will work to empower you to identify and make choices. As a parent , sibling and or caregiver of a person with a disability and or disorder you also need strengthening and support . Strengthening and support that will help you to set up your home environment in an organized manner that will cultivate and ease transitioning within the home and community. Through the use of person centered language I speak to the individual, encouraging you in your language to change, progress and accomplish various task and goals in your life.