Diving deeper into summer, we reflected upon the many different ways people impacted by autism spend their time. While we have always recognized the importance of stress-free, recreational time with family, and the need to jump off the “therapy cycle” at times, we also understand that it is the seasonal change in schedules which can offer the best opportunity to learn a new skill or acquire new information; this goes for autism families, but holds true for all of us – educators, therapists, and parents.
This month, we offer two articles that we hope advance your understanding of autism, whether you are just starting out, or a seasoned practitioner. We are constantly pushing our clients and students to progress in their learning and should expect nothing less from ourselves. Just remember to take that much needed break in between!
Colleen Allen, Ph.D.,
President and CEO, Autism Alliance of MI
Governor Appointee, MI Autism Council