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What’s Your Social Spot?

friendship-bench

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!)

yes flower

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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Autism Rocked – We Were Moved.

brown paper with scribbles, doodles and notes; a small hand-lettered cursive sign reads 'Autistic Pride'. There are crayons lined up at the bottom of the picture.

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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