In the general population, there’s a spectrum of people. Not everybody is going to be a college professor, and some people are going to have jobs as an assistant at Starbucks, and other people are going to have jobs as engineers. And so when I see someone who has a job as a greeter at Starbucks and has autism and has a girlfriend, I see that as an incredible success.
As children with autism grow up and inch closer to adulthood, there are sometimes lingering concerns–What if we didn’t do enough? What if we went in the wrong direction? What if independence isn’t possible?–but growth is possible into adulthood.
With RDI® all of the simple and everyday experiences we enjoy with our children become huge in terms of their growth.
Do you have dreams for your child with autism? Dr. Rachelle Sheely talks about how we should never limit the dreams we have for our kids, autism or not, and how to help put them on a path to independence from a young age.
One of the things at the Pan African Congress For Autism that impressed me and really didn’t surprise me was that parents and professionals alike had the same concern when they were thinking about the individuals that they deal with who were on the spectrum and their families.
Find hope in the new year with the RDI® remediation model.
Dr. Gutstein talks research, dynamic intelligence and going into the future.
What I liked about the conversation was that these six things show a self-reflection, they show the hard work he’s done, they actually kind of document the guiding relationship he had with his parents.
Sometimes when an autism diagnosis comes in, there’s a veil that falls over our dreams. Will there be hope again?
Sometimes. we help our children too much. This podcast is a great reminder to always focus on where we want our children to be at age 21, and how to get them there.
Dr. Rachelle Sheely continues her discussion on the crisis after a diagnosis and finding hope with RDI.
There are differences in how children with autism develop, but there is hope for growth and connection with RDI.
Dr. Rachelle Sheely speaks directly to parents about how to move forward after an autism diagnosis.
Why we should have great expectations for autistic children.
Age or growth. What is the most important thing to look at when evaluating progress?
Dr. Rachelle Sheely talks about how we SHOULD have great expectations & dreams for our children with autism.
Listen as Dr. Gutstein gives words of hope for parents of children with autism in the new year.
Dr. Gutsein continues his series, The Heart of RDI®
RDI® Goals for children, parents and professionals.
There is hope for people with autism. Regardless of the vulnerabilities that might be present, all children can become co-participants in their growth and not just ‘objects’ of our interventions.