QUOTE: I AM NOT A TEACHER BUT AN AWAKENER ~~ Robert Frost
TOPIC: Today we'll discuss the concept of training. Yes parents, we have a say in this process. We must ask questions and understand what are the messages shared with teachers, therapists, law enforcement and personnel at the stores we shop.
Training is supposed to be about sharing and enhancing an experience.
I will share a variety of messages provided by parents from different countries. These are ideas they wish any trainer will keep in mind when teaching someone about working, helping, teaching and guiding an individual in the autism spectrum.
We welcome your input. Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
A bit about Yadira!
Yadira V. Calderon, a native of Puerto Rico, has been challenging and accepting autism for the past five years. She is a dedicated warrior, director of short films and author of the soon to be published book - Autism: The Happy Kingdom. She holds a M.A. International Relations and Diplomacy, speaks three languages and has lived in six countries, having traveled to another twenty-seven. Her friends know she is determined, persistent, positive, creative, open-minded and realistic, she believes these attributes and newly discovered ones, have prepared her to become the mother of eight year-old Thomais.
Yadira has worked as Editor for Trade Publications - Meat and Baking industries; Logistics - Cement Industry; Part-time Professor in China - Liaoning Normal Univ/MO State Univ.; and Teacher Assistant in 3 middle schools - ESE classrooms. Presently, she provides day to day support to adults with special needs.