Thanks to all who attended today’s meeting at Kahala Mall.
We had a miscue with the movie-going, but we’ll have another young adults’ activity next month. Look for details under Coming Events in days to come.
It was great to meet with other parents and discuss the challenges of parenting, including parenting college students who go to school on the Mainland.
One of our hot button topics is motivation: how to prompt young adults to go out, join a club, invite a friend over, look for a job.
Rick Lavoie, a special needs/disabilities expert, has a series of videos on YouTube that dissect what motivates students and give solid tips on motivating them. Search YouTube.com for Rick Lavoie and look for the nine Motivation Breakthrough videos based on his new book. Here’s one:
Carlo Erhardt passes on this link to Ticket to Work, which helped his son. The program is open to those with SSI:
Building on Success Works
Conference addresses autism
I’m Right Here: Rudy Simone on Life as an “Aspergirl” – Includes resources for Aspie girls.
QUOTE TO PONDER
“Kindness is so essential to our survival,” said Matthew Carriuolo. “It can make people feel loved … safe, welcome and valued…”. — Carriuolo, a 2005 Brown University graduate and a physics teacher and tutor who, at age 27, was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome.