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Want To Find Out What Your Special Needs Child Is Thinking? Here’s Your Chance!!

I have lost count of the times I have thought to myself (or said aloud) “What are you thinking about?” or “What were you thinking?” or “What are you doing?!” or “Whywhywhywhywhy?” about something James has said or done (or not done). I have also blogged about the matter-of-fact, often firm-borderline-strict approach we have taken regarding behavior we consider to be disruptive, harmful or beyond unusual.

But oh, what I would give to know what is behind some of the behaviors, some of the strange things James says to other people, some of the things that upset James that we consider just plain crazy. If only he was able to explain to us the “why,” I feel like I could be a more patient, compassionate, empathetic mother and human being.

So I am beyond excited about the prospect that Lydia Wayman could be speaking at one of our meetings this Spring. Please help me make this incredible, unique event possible by purchasing tickets early and passing this information along to anyone who might be interested.

This could be a life changing experience for anyone who knows and cares about someone with ASDs, PDD, OCD, and Sensory Processing Disorders – what better perspective to gain than an insider perspective?

Pieces of Me: A Life on the Spectrum
Author and blogger Lydia Wayman will give a presentation based on her writings, including new book Living in Technicolor: An autistic’s thoughts on raising a child with autism.  She will bring you into the world of autism so that you can better help your child.  Lydia will take questions following the presentation.
Lydia Wayman is a 23-year-old author, speaker, blogger, and advocate from Pittsburgh, PA.  She also has autism.  When she’s not writing, Lydia enjoys reading, sewing and knitting, swimming, and above all, her mom and her cat.
Some sneak peeks at what Lydia has to say:
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This event is conditional on raising enough money to pay for the event. That’s where you come in. Regular tickets are $15, though discount tickets are available (enter any amount that is affordable to you). Please consider making a donation to help fund the cost of this presentation – there are some serious perks that come with a Premier or VIP ticket! All ticket proceeds go directly toward the cost of the event and Lydia’s travel expenses.

Click here for more details and to reserve tickets!

ADD/ADHD Event With Dr. Edward Hallowell, October 6, 2011

Delivered From Distraction – Edward M. Hallowell, MD
(workshop held at JCC Manhattan, summary provided by jccmanhattan.org)
Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, practicing child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell Center, and former instructor at Harvard Medical School will focus on the material that is presented in Delivered From Distraction, from his book on ADD that was published in January 2005. A great deal has happened since Dr. Hallowell wrote the best-seller Driven to Distraction 10 years ago, particularly in the new area of understanding adult ADD.
His goal is to help people master the power of ADD while avoiding its pitfalls. His message will be all encompassing and talks about what it is like to have ADD, explains some of the brain science behind it, and talks about how to get diagnosed properly, available medicinal and non-medicinal treatments, etc. He will also address the many people who have ADD coupled with other learning issues, worry and ADD, sex and relationships and ADD, and tips on how to live your life to the fullest if you have ADD.
Join Dr. Hallowell as he:
Presents a strength-based approach to AD/HD
Identifies benefits of changing environment to treat AD/HD
Explores recent research into AD/HD
Examines benefits of exercise, nutrition, and other non-medication approaches
Treats AD/HD in a comprehensive 5 step fashion Connect, Play, Practice, Mastery, Recognition
As you set this cycle in motion in a child’s life, or in your own, you will see positive developments immediately, and they will grow in strength and depth over time.
Thu, Oct 6
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
$25.00 Member
$30.00 Nonmember
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For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.