Oh man social is hard. It is constantly changing, evolving and requires tons of awareness. If feels like sometimes it’s the very last skill to emerge.
What do you do to help improve social skills? Here are a few things I do at home and when we are out to help give my guy a few more tools in his tool box!
- Play Dates
- Find a child or two that interact well with your child
- Find a fun and fast thing to do.
- Meet somewhere for ice cream
- Shake/fries at a favorite restaurant
- Meet at an event at the library
- Take it slow don’t put too much pressure on your child at first. Focus on creating a fun experience with a friend. Keep it quick and fun!Encourage social every day
- Prompt your child to say hi/bye to the teacher and to friends at school
- Teach your child to say Say hello, thank you and goodbye to store clerk’s
- Find out what typical kids like (characters etc) dress your child with preferred character tshirts to encourage language.
- Practice! – Practice with your child to learn how to respond to Hi, Bye and common sentences like how are you? I like your shirt? Nice hat! Etc.
friendly reminder not to support lindt this easter season, or apparently ever again, because they support autism speaks.
can someone please explain why autism speaks is so bad?
because they’re adamant that autism is a disease that can be “cured”. They don’t have a single autistic person on their board. Autism Speaks produces advertisements, small films, ect. about what a burden autistic people are to a society. They only spend about 4% of their money on “family services.” They create a stereotype that makes it hard for actual autistic people, like myself, be heard and recognized as actually autistic. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder before they realized that I actually showed signs of Asperger’s. They don’t actually help us.
That’s the problem with Autism Speaks.
(tw for violence, ableism, abuse, murder, and death)
It goes deeper than not having any autistic board members. Many of the allistics running the organization promote the horrific notion that you’re better off dead than autistic, and their influence and “activism” only supports the ideology resulting in the continued murder of autistic children and adults by their parents and caregivers.
Former Autism Speaks board member Harry Slatkin, whose wife, Laura, continues to serve on the Board of Directors, stated in an interview with Town and Country while still a board member that sometimes he hoped their autistic son David would drown in the backyard pond rather than “suffer like this all his life.” Evidencing a pattern of similarly violent rhetoric, Autism Speaks is also responsible for the 2006 PSA “Autism Every Day" in which their then Vice President states on camera that she considered putting her autistic daughter in the car and driving off a bridge, and that the only reason she refrained from doing so was because her other, non-autistic daughter would have been waiting for her at home—her autistic daughter was in the room as she made these statements. Furthermore, the producer of this PSA explicitly admitted that the film was intentionally staged to portray negative images of autistic people and their families.
Only four days following the release of “Autism Every Day,” pathologist Karen McCarron smothered her autistic daughter with a garbage bag. McCarron stated that she murdered Katie because her “autism had not been improving,” had thought about killing Katie, that made an earlier brief attempt at suffocation, wanted to cure Katie, thought killing Katie would make her “complete” in heaven, and wanted to live without autism and thus had to kill Katie. Investigators found that McCarron was obsessed with different treatments for Katie. (See People v. FRANK-McCARRON, 934 NE 2d 76 - Ill: Appellate Court, 3rd Dist. 2010.) Though it is not presently possible to draw a direct connection between Autism Speaks’ PSA and Katie’s murder, this crime and dozens like it only underscore how the kind of rhetoric that Autism Speaks favors only serves to recklessly endanger the lives of autistic people.
Autism Speaks also publicly supports the Judge Rotenberg Center, a group home for autistic and neurodivergent students that uses “treatments” like food and sleep deprivation and electric shock to try and train the residents into acting neurotypical. The center has changed states three times in an attempt to bypass regulation against abusive treatment, and their practices have resulted in the deaths of more than one student.
It’s not just an issue of Autism Speaks making it harder for us to get proper diagnoses and treatment. Autism Speaks is actively killing us.
Hello my lovelies, if any of you are in the Canterbury area I am requesting that you just get in touch with me.
I am moving to this area in September (for university) and I’m am wanting to apply for jobs in that area but my searching has left me empty handed. So if you know of any child care places that are open later and some (or all) of the weekend that would help a lot.
I need the name of the place and street name at the least but the whole address would work.
Please help, I can’t get down to the area before September and I really want to get these applications out.
every single person who reblogs this
will get “doot doot” in their ask box
I WANT TO KNOW YOUR SECRETSERIOUSLY THOUGH WHAT ARE YOU
I GOT THIS AND I WAS LIKE WHAT THE FUCK
there are over 128,000 notes and i still got one
The amount of unmitigated ignorance, straight up woman hate, and sexual fear mongering being passed off as sex advice in this article… dudes, be better than this!
I won’t link to the original article but here’s an excerpt from the site’s “About” section:
"EveryJoe is the ultimate boys club. From tech tips and gaming tricks, to the latest sports news and entertainment buzz, EveryJoe delivers non-stop action to men on the go. Featuring valued perspectives from bloggers and an active community, the pages of EveryJoe are your destination for knowledge, entertainment and news. EveryJoe is for men who don’t have time to surf the endless reaches of the web. You know what you like to read regularly but you like having tastes of other areas readily available at the click of a button. You work hard and you play hard, and EveryJoe helps you do that. “No Girls Allowed” may not apply, but this boys club is focused on a community of shared interests around Sports, Technology and Lifestyles.”
Wait so you’re saying that men shouldn’t perform oral sex on women because they’ll get a disease, but women should still perform fellatio for men????? We’re running literally the same risks???? But we should still do it so men should feel “dominant”
I mean if you’re gonna try to do sexual fear……
DOn’T GIVE WOMEN ORAL OR THEY’LL REALIZE HOW MUCH BETTER IT IS THAN YOU BLINDLY SLAMMING YOUR PATHETIC DICK INTO THEM AND THEY MIGHT ACTUALLY ENJOY THEMSELVES HOLY SHIT
DONT GIVE WOMEN ORAL O THEY MIGHT REALIZE YOU FUCKING SUCK AT IT AND GO DATE OTHER WOMEN WHO KNOW WHAT THEYRE DOING
also points out the fact that MEN CARRY THE HPV VIRUS AS WELL AND PIV IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF CERVICAL CANCER BECAUSE OF IT THAT IS WHY THEY’RE VACCINATING PPL WITH PENISES NOW TOO.
On the left we have the lyrics from Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. On the right we rape survivors participating in Project Unbreakable, showing the various things that were said to them by their rapist.
i think this is the most powerful photoset i’ve ever seen on tumblr.
Reblogging until you understand why this song is so vile
People have been asking if Sherlock really was using again. Yes, he probably was. First, look at how guilty he looks.
Second, Molly is not stating that he’s clean. She’s asking. "Clean?" could either mean that she wasn’t aware why Sherlock had to pee in a cup and just now found out. Or (most likely) she’s saying “Clean?” in a do-you-really-think-he’s-clean-after-staying-at-a-drug-nest-for-a-month-you-dumbass.
And then he even says so himself:
So yes, I think he was using again.
I don’t believe that it controls him though. Not in that sense. I don’t think it’s his pressure point. Like Magnussen said “Very hard to find a pressure point on you, Mr Holmes. The drugs thing I never believed for a moment. And anyway, you wouldn’t care if it was exposed, would you?”
and Sherlock makes this face:
Does he care? Or not? That face is not a no, nor a yes, is it?
Bottom line. I think Sherlock was using. And I think he likes it. But he’s too clever to ever let it consume him and control him completely (perhaps it did once in the past) and I don’t believe it is his pressure point. Not since John came along. I now think love is his pressure point. And I think that scares him sometimes. "Love is a dangerous disadvantage"…
reminder that in the books, Sherlock did drugs because he was bored and needed something to occupy his mind. He did it for fun, not out of addiction. It looks like BBC-version sherlock is the same way
I think one of the reasons this
Was more painful to watch than anything else is because the majority of us on here have experienced that exact same thing.
That moment when you’re surrounded with people and you just look around and even though there are so many others it’s just…Like, I know that look and I get that feeling and I think most people on here do too.
It’s painful to watch because it’s familiar and one of the most relatable moments on Sherlock