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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!

Cafe 163 Meeting October 21: Sports & Extracurricular Activities for children with ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS/ Autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities or any other special needs

           Café 163                  

Friday, October 21 at 9:00am

Sports & Extracurricular Activities for children with ADD/ADHD, PDD-NOS/Autism,  

learning disabilities, physical disabilities or any other special needs

Guest Speakers

  • Ken McGrory, Safe Haven Hoops basketball,

Champions division

  • Karen Lewis, Director of Achilles Kids (track)

Information also provided about:

 drop-off social groups, soccer, softball, swimming, bowling, music lessons, boy scouts and more at the meeting.

Learn about these fun activities that will help your child to:

-improve focus               -learn discipline

-get in shape                   -make friends!

Location: PS 163, 97th  St. between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues

Date: Friday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.         

Invite your friends from other schools! All are welcome!

For more info email msearfoorce@gmail.com

Upcoming Meetings: Winter Potluck with Special Needs School and Resource Fair 12/16, Alternative Medicine Approaches for Special Needs with FREE Yoga Relaxation Session 2/3! More details to follow.