A Quick Tip on Learning New Things

It’s called a learning curve, not instant success. Keep trying!  When you evaluate what is working and what is not, each step brings you closer to your goal. Rebecca J Weaver is a Certified Autism Specialist at Independent with Autism, working to empower...

The Power of Mistakes

Mistakes are Part of the learning process At the heart of the difficulty giving and receiving advice/ criticism is our view of mistakes. We frown upon mistakes, emphasizing the weakness and even the failure illustrated as a negative, rather than an encouragement to...

Self-Regulation Strategy 1

Self-Regulation Strategy #1 Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. Taking a deep breath is one of the easiest ways to calm yourself and it can be done anywhere at anytime.  Add a cozy blanket and you’re all set to relax. When to take a deep...
An Ounce of Prevention…Prepare

An Ounce of Prevention…Prepare

Helping people with Autism Spectrum Disorder Benjamin Franklin wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  Although he was referring to fire prevention, this phrase applies to so much more.  It is especially true for helping people that have Autism...