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Category: POV

Accepting Personal Support

Accepting Personal Support

Accepting personal support A brief personal background follows to help convey my lack of readiness to be a recipient of support. Following that is my daily schedule. I was poor […]

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The Support of Friends and Family

The Support of Friends and Family

Understanding the support of friends and family If you have ALS, you need help: Mind, body and soul. ALS is a progressive degenerative disease that impacts the nerves that manage […]

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A Collection of Lasts: Biking

A Collection of Lasts: Biking

A Collection of Lasts First some background on ALS and my first symptoms About ALS: ALS causes weakness with a wide range of disabilities. Eventually, all muscles under voluntary control […]

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The Mission: Accomplished?

The Mission: Accomplished?

The Mission: Accomplished? Diagnosed with ALS, three teenagers, substantial debt, working a contract two plane rides from home, marital challenges: What is your next move? My next move was primarily […]

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ABA Basics for Autism and Beyond: Consequence Power

ABA Basics for Autism and Beyond: Consequence Power

The science behind ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) is the science of learning and behaviour. With a little understanding of the principles, there’s nothing we can’t teach. In fact, every teacher […]

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Getting personal : In the beginning

Getting personal : In the beginning

We all are multidimensional beings. Each of us has different focus, strengths and interests.  Overly simplified the human dimensions are animal, intellectual, spiritual and social. I lived my life predominantly […]

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Introducing: ALS Unlimited

Introducing: ALS Unlimited

“Honestly Tommy, we’re not getting out of this one alive.” – Don Manns (a friend) One of the first things people learn about ALS is that there is no known […]

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Autism Skill Building: 7 simple iPad games

Autism Skill Building: 7 simple iPad games

It’s a common issue: there are environments where it’s not appropriate to be loud or in constant motion, and while people might be willing to make some exception for children, they […]

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Autism Awareness: 5 Events to Keep it Blue in The 6ix

Autism Awareness: 5 Events to Keep it Blue in The 6ix

  Autism awareness month is great, but just because April is over, it doesn’t mean we have to turn off that blue light. Here are five ways you can extend autism awareness […]

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Autism at all Ages: Tips for Teaching Personal Care

Autism at all Ages: Tips for Teaching Personal Care

Independence in personal care skills is arguably one of the most important skills to teach at any time, but even more so for older people on the spectrum. Often, when it […]

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