Life Skills

Workability – Kids Learn to Earn

Labor Day - always the first Monday in September is "a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute...

Having an Ism and Having a Roommate

At the University of Florida (UF), we are already halfway through the semester. I promised I’d share tips and stories and things I’ve been learning in college, and this month, I want to talk...

Teaching Basic Life Skills to your Special Needs Children

Lets face it. As a parent, you simply won't be around for your child's entire lifetime.  Sooner or later your child is going to have to become independent and the earlier you start teaching...
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A Special Interest: An Obsession or a Tool?

We all have things that we love to think and talk about.  For example, Chris enjoys to talk about his love for Disney World and Wine.  Ok, they are two very different things but...
Personal Hygiene

Let’s Get Clean Routine

Whether your child is a toddler or an adult, there is always room to focus on personal hygiene. For many, taking care of one’s personal needs can be challenging and/or seen as unnecessary by...

Last is First in Backward Chaining

Typically when teaching a child a skill we start at the beginning, move through the sequence of steps, and conclude with the final step. This is called forward chaining. The reverse to this is backward...

Learn How to Cope with Change

As an individual with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I like structure and predictability. I enjoy knowing what is going to happen, first, next, and last. Not only do I like knowing what is...
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Teach Life Skills – Create Success for Independence

All parents want independence for their children. I am no different; I desired for my son with isms to live independently with success and with much dedication and effort, he is doing just that. ...
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A New Kind of Networking – Start with Social Skills

We’ve all heard that it’s “who you know” or “networking” that helps the majority of people obtain a job. While experience, resumes and education are important in obtaining employment, word of mouth is the...

The 3 P’s to Keep Your Kid Safe During an Emergency

Imagine the building you’re in just went up in flames. Sirens are relentlessly sounding. A firefighter in an oxygen mask just burst in, grabbing you by the arm and barking commands—can you say scary?...