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September 9th, 2011

Keeping an eye on our ASD kids during 9/11 anniversary

…As the world remembers the 10 year anniversary of that tragic day in the United States when three planes crashed and the World Trade Centre buildings collapsed, the media reports can create feelings of anxiety and fear for our children, and particularly for those on the Autism spectrum….

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June 17th, 2013

Bullying Video Series

Welcome to the sneak peak at the Members Page  for the  Aspergers & Bullyng Video Series On this page you will find all the videos in the Aspergers & Bullying series. To watch a video you need to pay for access – go here for access. Videos will play in their current size and place and you can also expand it to watch it full screen. Videos are constantly being added to this collection while it is under construction…

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May 31st, 2013

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May 21st, 2010

A New Generation of Children?

I came across this link today and it started me thinking about this whole new generation of children who are in our world at the present time. I wonder sometimes if, to some degree, ASD is a function of a different generation of children who are coming into our world and who will cause us to redefine how some children experience childhood. This video is of three year old Howard Wong, playing the drums. His father plays in a band, and Howard is…

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August 5th, 2012

Interview with Lisa Wilkinson – Channel 9

…http://www.davidsgift.com.au/2010/04/interview-with-lisa-wilkinson-the-today-show-nine-network/ – Click to view…

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September 5th, 2012

How to help your child with Asperger’s cope with Bullying

Shocking figures released in a new study, published in the Archives of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine show that close to half of all teens diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum are bullied at school. Whilst the study cites records from a 2001 survey of 920 parents, followed over 10 years, with the popularity of social media, together with the rising rates of autism diagnosis, these figures are getting higher. Children diagnosed with Asperger’s…

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April 19th, 2013

4 Reasons Why The Diagnosis of Aspergers & Autism Is So Important

This weeks video, is all about ownership. Owning the ‘diagnosis’ of Aspergers and Autism for the benefit of your child, and those who support and work with them. Recently somebody asked me why we continue to ‘label’ children – why not just let them be different! In this video I share with you 4 reasons why the diagnosis is so important, and the 4th one may just make an indelible imprint! Don’t forget the…

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April 8th, 2011

Living with Autism …. Kris’ Story

…Through my membership to the autism mum’s club (which I don’t recall signing up for by the way, but it seems it comes with a lifetime membership), I have met some of the strongest, funniest, most caring and supportive women in the world. That is a gift for me. These amazing people wouldn’t have come into my life had Tim not been autistic, so that has been something I’ve gained….

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November 26th, 2010

The Autism Spectrum Guide to Surviving Christmas!

…Christmas can be a time of great stress for many families living with Autism, But by planning ahead, anticipating potentially high stress situations and coming up with alternative strategies you can create a joyful, happy, relatively stress-free experience for all the family….

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March 3rd, 2011

Cyberbullying and Autism – 10 Tips to Help Keep our Children Safe

Whilst many children on the Autism spectrum experience bullying, the one threat that they are most prone to is Cyberbullying. Many children with Asperger’s and Autism love spending time online, and interacting with friendship sites such as Facebook, Twitter, forums or chatrooms. Online friendships can be less threatening and less stressful as they are often able to connect with people, just like them, all over the world. However, with any…

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December 20th, 2013

Christmas Stress? A Little Strategy to help

Well here we  It’s that time of the year again… with so much expectation on joy, peace and love.  And yet for many families, especially those living with autism or aspergers – often those ‘family’ days are filled with dread. The heightened expectations of what ‘family’ should be. Everybody participating around the dinner table, take part in conversations, singing carols, be polite, mind your…

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March 3rd, 2010

How to Book Sally

Are you looking for a Speaker for your next Event? Listed below are the various types of speaking and training Sally is most experienced and passionate about. Her speaking fees range depending on complexity, duration and proximity of the engagement. Click here to email Sally for details: Email Sally Thibault Sally’s appearance on the Channel 10 program – The Circle   Sally is a Professional Speaker, EFT Practitioner &…

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February 28th, 2011

Autism Spectrum – Obsessions, School and the interpretation of intelligence

…There have literally been thousands of people throughout history, who through their obsession and drive to understand how to work a machine, or understand the lifestyle of a certain threatened species, or desire to make something work the way it hasn’t before, has changed the way we do things….

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June 6th, 2010

Our Aspergers Syndrome Journey …25 Years On

Today is a very special day…. It’s David’s 25th Birthday! …and to celebrate we have some exciting news to share.’ The first is the launch of a series of videos called ‘Asperger’s Syndrome Conversations’ where we chat about various aspects of Asperger’s Syndrome and how this diagnosis has impacted on our lives and the lessons we have learned along the way …the second is book package…

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February 19th, 2010

About Sally

Sally Thibault Speaker, Author, EFT Practitioner, Dip. Prof. Counselling, ADAPEF In 1979 Sally commenced her career as a Fitness instructor in Canada, a career she enjoyed for over 15 years. During that time she developed Aerobic Instructor Training courses, training over 400 aerobics instructors; hosted Canada’s first Cable TV fitness show; and facilitated the world’s largest indoor aerobic class 2,000 participants (Edmonton Canada 1982)….

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December 17th, 2012

Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School-Atmosphare

Atmosphere around Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty six people were shot dead, including twenty children, after a gunman identified as Adam Lanza opened fire in the school. Lanza also reportedly had committed suicide at the scene. A 28th person, believed to be Nancy Lanza was found dead in a house in town, was also believed to have been shot by Adam Lanza. Photo by Dennis Van Tine/ABACAUSA.com

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February 2nd, 2011

Asperger’s Syndrome 10 years on…Things haven’t changed much have they?

I recently received an email from a reader of David’s Gift. Now I receive emails all the time, but this particular email was very sad. The reader described to me the experiences of her 15 year old son at his school. It could have been a chapter straight out of David’s Gift. She was describing things today that were the same as my story of the way things were – 10 years ago! So why haven’t things changed for children…

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