If you have a brother or sister getting ready to go off to college, you probably have mixed emotions. If you have a brother or sister with Autism going away to college, then you absolutely do.
So how long is one year? And how much can we accomplish, grow, and learn in one year? It depends on who’s measuring. This year’s lesson, for me, has been to break the stick that we measure ourselves by.
I had the pleasure to sit down with Coral and her CLE mentor, Kelsey, for an interview about mentoring.
You only need to turn on the news today to see that there is a renewed importance surrounding the concept of feminism and the overall treatment of women in society.
I would love to introduce you to a couple who met here at CLE and have cultivated their relationship over the past 11 months. They were holding hands throughout the interview and very attentive to each other’s verbalizations.
I set about asking students in Austin what they want in their ideal partner and we got some great qualities listed. Very few students talked about physical traits that they want in a partner, most talk about the personal qualities that they think are important to them in a relationship.
Communication is the key to connection and the key to getting what we want and need in life. But the how, when, why, and where of communicating effectively is not so easy.
You’re approaching your child’s transition from high school to adulthood, and I have a guess what you’re feeling. You may be intimidated about choosing what’s next for your child. Just getting your child through K-12 may have absorbed all your attention until now. You may find leaving behind familiar supports feels risky, like launching a rowboat on the open sea.
Neurodiversity is not just a new word, it’s a concept, a scientific and human based approach to neurological differences; it’s a movement to destigmatize and empower a large group of our population. When we speak of neurodiversity, we are asserting that our neurological differences are as fundamental to our humanity as the colors of our skin, the cultures and beliefs that shape us and our orientations.
Have you heard some of these common myths about autism… “Everyone with autism is ‘anti-social’ and doesn’t want friends,” or “People with autism are all pretty much alike,” or “People with autism don’t feel any emotion?”