Monthly Archives: June 2007

Quirks of fate make life better.

Jun 28th, 2007

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In March I picked up an old friend at the air­port. She is Catholic East Indi­an by cul­ture, Cana­di­an by cit­i­zen­ship. We first met in the US when our old­est chil­dren were 4 years old and attend­ing a part-time pre-school pro­gramme – she was the class­room aide. Since my broth­er in Eng­land had just start­ed […]

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What are your priorities?

Jun 27th, 2007

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Have you made a list of your pri­or­i­ties in life? I’ve gone through my life with pri­or­i­ties, I’ve just nev­er writ­ten them down. In my 20’s my pri­or­i­ty was to own an Eng­lish cot­tage or small house in the coun­try­side but at the same time close to a creek where I could sail my boat. […]

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24 hours a week with love

Jun 27th, 2007

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I have long thought and known from expe­ri­ence that it only takes 24 hours a week to make a dif­fer­ence with a devel­op­men­tal­ly delayed child. Most espe­cial­ly the same qual­i­ty 24 hours a week giv­en to any child from the time they are 4 months of age (ear­li­er if pos­si­ble) will ensure that a child […]

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Writing – 4 months and counting

Jun 15th, 2007

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I’ve been a con­scious writer for over 10 years. By say­ing ‘conscious’ I mean that I actu­al­ly have files and note­books in which I’ve kept writ­ten ideas, per­spec­tives and philoso­phies about my own life, the lives of young chil­dren and oth­er peo­ple’s lives. I’ve been con­scious­ly blog­ging live for 4 months! Yikes! As a ther­a­peu­tic […]

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Picture this -

Jun 14th, 2007

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A ‘mother’? Bach­e­lors and Mas­ters degrees in Sci­ence. Over the years she has been: Staff Nurse in hos­pi­tal Nurse Man­ag­er Staff Devel­op­ment Coor­di­na­tor Found­ing leader of a com­mu­ni­ty autism soci­ety Board Cer­ti­fied Behav­ior Ana­lyst Lead Behav­ior Ana­lyst in a state projects Pri­vate con­sult­ing busi­ness Cur­rent­ly pur­su­ing a Ph.D. Fre­quent speak­er at con­fer­ences and work­shops at […]

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‘Bureaucratic autism’ running rampant!

Jun 10th, 2007

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It’s the inabil­i­ty of peo­ple at any lev­el in bureau­cra­cies, par­tic­u­lar­ly big gov­ern­ment but often big busi­ness too, to come face to face with issues. Staff at our coun­ty run pub­lic hos­pi­tal no longer look you in the eye when you pass by – 8 years ago their lev­el of cour­tesy and acknowl­edge­ment of the […]

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Goodness – why it matters

Jun 1st, 2007

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Good­ness is a long lost attribute and much maligned these days since a “good” per­son is an easy mark for many of the manip­u­la­tive peo­ple one meets. But those who are tru­ly “good” have a spe­cial qual­i­ty which makes all our lives bet­ter. I believe infants and chil­dren are real­ly “good” before we con­t­a­m­i­nate them […]

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