Happy Hour @ Autistically Inclined
Connect and Refresh!
Our FREE Monthly Happy Hour is your opportunity to learn more about us while enjoying this lighthearted space to:
❤ Meet others like you in the special needs community
❤ Reflect on the feel-good experiences in your life
❤ Hear inspiring, fun, heart-warming stories
❤ Playfully explore positive ideas about our theme each month
❤ Walk away with a smile, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated
What does Happy Hour look like?
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What insights did we discover in our most recent Happy Hour?
August Happy Hour
Theme: Marathoning - Creating a Sustainable Life
Go in with a plan and then let it FLOW and DISCOVER where things lead and the MAGIC that is created.
Slowly I learned that trying to grab onto everything wasn't going to work. Part of sustainability in a marathon is trusting your gut instead of listening to everyone around you and thinking you need to do 'that.'
I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE VERY SELECTIVE IN THERAPIES. TRY NOT TO DO TOO MANY AT ONCE. IF YOU DO TOO MANY AT ONCE YOU WON'T KNOW WHICH IS WORKING. IT IS STRESSFUL ON THE PARENT AND THE PERSON GETTING THE THERAPIES.
If I'm wanting to learn a new skill, typically I need to watch what others are doing so I can learn and ease into it. Doing Solitary Play - Recharging and Deepen (RD) - allows our kids to watch us without pressure. It gives us a chance to recharge as well!
I wasn't loving him unconditionally because I was always wanting him to get to the next level of development.
I THINK THAT FAMILIES NEED TIME FOR THERAPIES AND TIME FOR FUN TIMES. I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT MY MOM MADE SURE I HAD DOWNTIME AND TIME TO REACH MY FULL POTENTIAL.
Therapeutic experiences can happen in everyday life.
There are things you can do that are still therapeutic, but down-time. Like podcasts. It's resting, but it's purposeful.
Trust your gut...TRUST THE PATH WILL BE REVEALED.
And have someone to talk you off the ledge when you do want to do more!
I think taking a little time to invest in thinking of easy ways to help our kids play or relax purposefully, such as collecting some podcasts, documentaries, books on tape, puzzles, etc., can really help us keep that balance in life. It's like preparing snacks ahead of time, having them ready for when you're hungry, so you don't have to resort to fast food or other more draining things. Build a little tool belt to have ready!
Jake & Pam
BEING ABLE TO GENERALIZE THE LEARNING ACROSS ALL SETTINGS IS VERY IMPORTANT. SO BEING IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS AND USING WHAT IS LEARNED IN A FUN WAY IS WHAT I PREFER SOMETIMES.
As long as we have the intention and don't get too stuck in the plan, we can get through it. Flexibility is so important.
Quality is more important that quantity. There isn't one right answer. Do what feels good.