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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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May 31st, 2013

Protected: Bullying Video Library

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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 21st, 2010

A New Generation of Children?

…evant – its just the ‘neuro-typical’ children just do it and don’t ask questions.. the ASD children don’t get that part 🙂 They just will not buy into what they think is irrelevant! When David was 15 years old we enrolled him at TAFE, in a special Year 10 Literacy and Numeracy programme. He could no longer cope in the traditional school system and the bullying, exclusion and stress was causing him, and us, a great…

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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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March 3rd, 2011

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

…of cyberbullying in some form. 81% of teens cyberbully because they think its funny. 80% of teens say they either don’t have rules about internet use or have found ways around the rules (does this ring any bells?) Only 11% of teens talked to their parents about cyberbullying, with the #1 reason being that they were concerned their parents would take their internet privileges away. As in all situations in life, the best defense you have is…

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April 8th, 2011

Living with Autism …. Kris’ Story

…ectrum! I am sure others look at us and think that we have the most carefree, worry-free existence – little do they know!! Kris has been married to married to Graham for16 years and they have two children, Nicola who is 11 and Tim who is 9 years old. I hope you enjoy Kris’s story this week, sharing some of the awesome things that are different about our children. Kris’s Story April 2011 I re-read an article this week that I…

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April 19th, 2013

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

…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 Global Autism Empowerment Tele-summit starts next week, 11 Autism Experts from around the world.. including yours truly and my Food, Family and Aspergers co-presenter Kris Barrett. Just click here and it will take you straight to the registration form. I look forward, as always…

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November 26th, 2010

The Autism Spectrum Guide to Surviving Christmas!

…independent, successful, self confident young person. Some years are going to be better than others. You may find that your ASD child is fine with Christmas get togethers when little, then all of a sudden once he/she reaches 11 or 12 and starts going through puberty, that all the wheels ‘fall off’. Remember that it is a stage, and whilst it may appear to perhaps be going backwards, in fact it are not. Once your child reaches 17 or 18, if the…

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September 5th, 2012

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

…uage, how you make judgements and interact with others. Teach your child to be compassionate and understanding of people with a difference. Help them to develop a healthy self respect for themselves and for those around them. 11. Make sure the Bullying is not about you. If your child is being bullied it can not only break your heart but may bring up unresolved emotions for you . Your role as a parent is to separate your child’s experience…

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February 28th, 2011

Autism Spectrum – Obsessions, School and the interpretation of intelligence

…illions of people throughout the world. We always thought that our son’s interests would be in the area of computers as he was fascinated with technology from the time he was two years old, and so when he left school at 15 he studied computer technology. It wasn’t until he got much older that he realised, although he liked computers, he didn’t enjoy programming. Instead he enjoys the ability to use computers in the areas of…

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February 19th, 2010

About

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…

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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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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 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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December 20th, 2013

Christmas Stress? A Little Strategy to help

…ny stressful or judgemental family members.  Even if it is not particularly about your child on the spectrum… it may help! I also wanted to let you know that we are planning a very special FREE WEBINAR on Wednesday 15 January to help you make the most of the FREE SCHOOL REPORT  – just in time for the new school year.  More detals next week, but in the meantime make sure you pop it into your diary as a reminder.  I…

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March 3rd, 2010

How to Book Sally

…as 5,000 To enquire or book Sally – click here now SALLY’S BIO FULL BIO: Sally Thibault 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…

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