Teleclass Series with Autism Advocate about Family Dynamics To Benefit The Temple Grandin, Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund Wellness Talk Radio announced their Family Dynamics Teleclass Series begins April 12, and continues with classes on May 3, May 10, and May 17, with Eustacia Cutler and Wellness Talk Radio Host Kris Costello. Interested applicants need to register and pay $20 for each teleclass they want to attend, with the fees benefiting The Temple Grandin Eustacia Cutler Autism Fund. Eustacia Cutler is a well-known Autism Advocate and also the mother of Autism Advocate Dr. Temple Grandin, and she will be speaking about Family Dynamics with Autism. The first class is on April 12 and will introduce the series, continuing with a May 3 teleclass about “Keeping and Strengthening Your Sense of Self.” The Teleclass announcement calls Eustacia Cutler “a Visionary when it comes to looking at the Family as one of the most important component’s in
This sounds like something out of a bad movie plot, but apparently it’s true. A 12-year old boy in Brisbane, Australia was having such a hard time coping with his parents’ divorce that he tried to kill his new stepmother by lacing her toothpaste with peanuts in an attempt to trigger a deadly allergic reaction. Fortunately, the stepmum found the peanuts before they did any harm. According to court documents, there was “an element of “attention seeking” in his behavior.” Gee, ya think? The full story is here. The court was told the stepmother found the peanuts in the toothpaste before actually brushing her teeth. Mr Finch said the was evidence the boy was struggling with the family breakdown at the time and that there was an element of “attention seeking” in his behaviour. Barrister Rob East, for the boy, said his client had no history of bad behaviour
The Dad’s Side of Cafe Life, and Another Reason Special Needs “Parents” Rule Note from Katrina: This is the first of, I hope, many posts here at the Cafe by my other half, Jim. You’ve heard of him fleetingly here and there in other posts at the Cafe, but never directly. You’ll learn more about Jim if you come back often to visit in on the Dad’s Side of Cafe Life, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be surprised. There’s a reason I fell in love with this guy, after all. He’s a deep and sensitive kind of guy, just a bit quirky, and chock full of the same awesomeness all my kids claim as well. Dads are Part of “Special Needs Parents” Too I’m a stay at home dad of three boys. All who have varying degrees of health issues. I myself have quite a number of health issues as well.