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What’s Your Social Spot?

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A few years ago, in a Zimbabwe village a mental health organization set up a bench in the centre of the town to address a high rate of depression among villagers.  It was meant to encourage people to share their

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The C.A.R.E. Model: Accept (Saying Yes!)

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The C.A.R.E. Model: Accept (Saying Yes!) It is a basic tenet of Improvisation, since Viola Spolin’s early Los Angeles classes to today’s widely-watched T.V. show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, that accepting an idea given by a playing partner (Yes) and

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How Do We Start at the Party?

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I love children’s books. But now that my son is grown, I forget to reread them. Recently I dug an old favourite out of our collection of Keepers. It’s called “The Party” by Barbara Reid.   It is about two little

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Communicating with C.A.R.E.

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Communicating with C.A.R.E. Every time we interact with someone, we use C.A.R.E.  Even if we don’t LIKE the person or even know them, C.A.R.E. is the process we use.  C.A.R.E. stands for:  Contact, Agreement, Reception, Response, and Exit. Take a look

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Autism Rocked – We Were Moved.

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Autism Rocked…We Were Moved. I love conferences.  You could say I’m a conference junkie.  This past week, I walked into the second day of a conference unlike any other I have attended to date.  “Autism Rocks…Let Us Move You” was

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