Category Archives: Social Thinking

The kid who knows who Stanley Kubrick is: Dreaming Big

I hope it is a good movie. It is going to be a bit corny – but it should be good. Mom will you help me?? Yes, you get things going and set up and then let me know what … Continue reading

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Where choice lives… and thoughts on perspective

Craig and I recently spent two days in Vancouver… deeply engrossed and captivated by the presentations of Michelle Garcia Winner and Carol Gray. On Day 1: Doodle notes by a visual learner  (or a fidgiter??) from my first day of … Continue reading

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Social Thinking at Work: A book review

Winner, M.G.,& Crooke, P. (2011) Social Thinking at Work. San Jose, CA.: Think Social, Inc., & North River Press. Part of my motivation for reviewing Social Thinking at Work is that I strongly believe we need to be spreading understanding … Continue reading

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Included: A Poem

_________________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to promote social understanding and offer a glimpse into the perspectives of those whose lives are touched by Autism. © Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2012)

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Appreciate the Big Things: perhaps my shadow traits are showing

This week I am leaving my lovely spring dappled little town on the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada – and heading down to the icy cold of Northern Arizona. Yes! You read that correctly! In my little town, spring is no … Continue reading

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Autism, Social Cognition and Embarrassment: It’s Not a Bad Thing…

A couple of weeks back, I was asked to write something on the theme Embarrassing Moments. This has been rattling around in my head for a while now as I have been considering a couple of different ways that I … Continue reading

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Treasures I found at the Thrift Shop: Autism and Understanding

Today my boy and I were skulking in a thrift store – hunting for treasures. It is one of our favourite pass-times: something we can do together, an adventure of sorts, and always there is the promise of finding something … Continue reading

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Michelle Garcia Winner and Amazing Social Thinking Strategies: I ❤ this stuff!

Last fall I went to a conference on Preparing for Transitions to Adulthood and Beyond… with Michelle Garcia Winner. I just love the work she is doing with Social Thinking: I love the work this enables me to do with … Continue reading

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Language Development: Thinking about Social

We were at the cabin when I was beginning this post in the small town park… under a tree: trusting to sketchy internet access and the short lifespan of my computer battery. I was writing off-line – a disconnect of … Continue reading

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Contemplating the box and living on the edge

Even when I was a child it was suggested that I was a different kind of thinker. “Wow – you really think outside the box…” I always feel a kind of pride in this as for me thinking outside the … Continue reading

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