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Are the “New Black“! Is’nt that how the saying goes…when something is about to be in vogue?! Well AutismHWY has just declared a new viable way to calm our kids…COLOR THERAPY!! Seriously.I have been noticing it in one capacity or another for years. Now it is stunningly CLEAR to me! These kids so respond to color! How many of our kids love to drape fabrics over head? Viewing the world through their prism. Draping a buffer of color between them and the enviornment.
The last Easter egg hunt at Leroy Haynes School, Wyatt and I brought his “Parachute” game. So fun, to see the different play styles! Some of the students loved to be jumping and using the handles to flap the ‘chute up and down. While others chose to lie ” under the rainbow” feeling the wind and basquing in the reflecting colors of the canopy! Which they would have had no problem enjoying all~day!! Such a pleasure to see them all seek the sensory experience they preferred!
Alot of tents, forts,plastic cubes and play equipment. These kids often try to place a veil or shield between themselves and “Our BUSY World” Toning it down it seems. We know they have “Sensory Sensibilities and that they CANNOT tolerate flourescent lighting!! So why not try colored lightbulbs, colored lenses on glasses, colored glass for their bedroom windows!! Allison Dix’ Rainbow awareness to WHOLE new levels!!! I truly believe this is something everyone can consider and try. It certainly can’t hurt.
Lisa Bradshaw the brilliant speech therapist…(Leroy Haynes last free training provider) has imperical proof. Her son has had brain injuries since birth providing many challenges.Through the years her and husband Boyd Bradshaw have used great teamwork to help him through his many perplexing issues. She reports that her son wore PURPLE LENSES for two years! His choice. The ability to choose his color was empowering. Allowing him to wear the glasses and regulate as he deemed fit! AWESOME!!
Wearing the colored lenses was such a calming and effective thing for him!! After 2 years he just did not put them on anymore. He had self-regulated !! I have seen Wyatt use color in this fashion so many times!! Usually he chooses blue…I am curious what color your kids will choose!? Will they want it “Lit -up” or will they prefer it darker. I am quite sure that with all spectrum “issues”…EVERYONE is different. With varying degrees of ability or disability! Keeping us on “OUR TOES!”
It so~ DEPENDS ~on HOW YOU SEE IT!! I’m thinking …let’s SEE IT through…
ROSE COLORED GLASSES!!
Tags: Allison Dix, Artists and Autism, autismhwy, Boyd Bradshaw, color therapy, colored lenses, forts, Leroy Haynes school, lisa bradshaw, parachute game, play styles, rainbow awareness, rose colored glasses, self regulated, sensory experience, tents
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…Lisa Bradshaw, SPEECH THERAPIST Deluxe will be SPEAKING at Leroy Haynes Center in La Verne, Cal. This Thursday Apr. 22nd 5:30~7:30 p.m. If you are anywhere in the general vicinity …drop everything and come on down! Lisa is a vast source of knowledge. She has been working in this field many years. Her husband Boyd also devotes his life to helping individuals on the spectrum. I have refered to Temple Grandin as AUTISM‘ Super Hero. These two qualify for …AUTISM’ Super Couple! Hope we hear from both of them! Double THE INFO!!
They attack AUTISM from a gut level, as they have a son on the SPECTRUM. Their knowledge does’nt stop as they leave the office. All to our benefit! These two are fabulous! I have now seen them each speak twice. This will be my 3rd time learning from Lisa. I’m feeling a bit like a groupie!! Please join the fray~you will not be disappointed. Lisa’s brilliant take on our kids sensory issues is awesome! She has an ease about her and her descriptions will help you without a doubt!
She speaks from her heart .She speaks common sense. She understands the systems we go through as parents to gain help for our kids! Most importantly she is willing to go the extra mile for her clients. How often will a speech therapist use other techniques ( ie; O.T.) to help a child attend to the session. Talk about dedicated multi~tasking! Seems that is the Bradshaw’s Family Creed.Doing what “it takes” to get it done. If you are available…do plan on it. I will be there soaking it all up and reporting for AUTISMHWY happily! Bring your sponges & Come on by and say HI!!
VISIT LEROY HAYNES WEBSITE …on OUR “Interesting Sites” Section!!
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Just got home from another evening of excellent information served up at www.leroyhaynes.org!!
A lot of it too…good thing its calorie-free! Tonight marked the start of their second year of providing the community with FREE VITAL INFORMATION about AUTISM. Every few months they offer a free guest speaker/therapist to provide parents,teachers and extended family members WITH CLUES! “Road rules “so to speak … for the care-givers of the AUTISMHWY!
Having a child on the spectrum so often becomes a group effort. When everyone is on the same page…the reading can begin. The C.E.O. and STAFF at Leroy’s understand this and should be recognized for their outstanding service! They have given us a library of information. I can only hope that this is a practice that more and more programs and schools will implement. The complexities of autism can be understood by realizing how differently autistics feel and perceive the ever-changing environment.
Tonight’s speaker…Sensory Integration Specialist Boyd Bradshaw explained this issue fabulously! So much so that he continued on… 30 minutes after the allotted time. Also excepting an invitation to return next month to continue the dialogue!
My mom and I attended all of last years FREE TRAININGS and we are so much the better for it.
How excited I was to see the conference room was almost filled. A lot of the people from last year with a lot of new faces as well. Demystify this demon they call autism! I am looking forward to the day when everyone understands autism when they “SEE-IT” and even if they don’t.
Unfortunately autism has become so widespread that almost everyone knows at least one person affected. Sometimes… multiple kids in the same household! This week Wyatt and I met twins both affected. The short-stop and the 2nd baseman for our “A-League” Little League team!! (MUCH MORE on that soon!)
A student at Leroy Haynes had a very astute comment. Profound really. I brought an AUTISMHWY logo to the school to ask the students what their thoughts were. One boy so rightly asked, “Why is there only one puzzle piece…if so many of us are affected?” Like I’ve said before there is so much to be learned from and about this amazing population! So…be hungry for knowledge because , understanding an autistic individual may be more satisfying than any food you could ever eat!
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