WHY DO PROGRAM WITH YOUR CHILD?
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by Ellen Doman How many times have family members, neighbors, church members, and friends asked you why you are doing program with your child? It happens a lot, doesn’t it? Sometimes you even wonder why you are making such a big effort. You are certainly surrounded by parents that are going along with the status quo. Why don’t you? Many … Read More

Autism Spectrum: “John”
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John was talking at 9 months old, saying “stop” at each stop sign we passed on the road, and saying “clock” as we passed his favorite large clock on a building near our home. He waved goodbye to his favorite babysitter at 8 months old. He walked at 12 months old. Then he began his fall into the world of … Read More

Thank you, Coach!
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Congratulations to our NACD coaches! It has been a year since NACD added coaches to our staff, and what a successful year it has been. Our coaches have been very well received by NACD families, old and new, and have become an indispensible part of our team. But more importantly, with the addition of coaching, our clients are making better … Read More

Let’s Do It Better The NACD Daily Planners and New Coaching Guidelines
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  As I would hope you all know, we are always trying to find ways to do everything we do better, and that includes finding ways to help you do what you do better. We are instituting some changes that should help us all do a better job of implementing program and producing the results and changes that we all … Read More

Happy Holidays (And Do I Have a Gift for You…..and Me!)
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by Bob Doman At the moment I’m on a flight from Salt Lake City to Orlando. It’s December 12th, and I seem to have lost a week someplace.  I’ll be in Orlando for the week, and then it’s Christmas week.  I thought I had another week in there to get my shopping done, put up some decorations, and stock up … Read More

David the Photographer
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KIDS CORNER by Tanyshia Doman Meet David. He’s nine years old and lives in New York City. David’s been with NACD for about four years. He’s in fourth grade and is getting good grades in school. One of his new-found talents is taking pictures. We have some of his great photographs here, but there are many more. David likes spending … Read More

Maggie’s Story
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My husband and I felt like deer in the headlights as we walked into Bob’s office for the first time. Just a few months before, on her first birthday, our little daughter had been diagnosed with severe cerebral palsy. Bob was quite matter of fact, confident, firm in a loving sort of way, and completely open and hopeful about the … Read More

Working on Getting More Program Done? Here’s a great organizational tool: The NACD Family Planning Calendar!
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As we work together to find the best ways to help your child progress faster, the issue of getting more program done keeps presenting itself. Many of us wonder where the time goes as we mentally list all of the things that we did not complete in the day. In order to address this need, NACD has developed an online … Read More

Motivation in 2010
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by Lyn Waldeck Lyn Waldeck with the beautiful Emma Castineiras It is that time of the year again. It’s the season when your local health clubs are advertising heavily to convince you that you need to recommit to exercise. It is the time of year that the Container Store runs their sales on products to help you organize. It is … Read More

AISHANIE SAIGAL
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by Prachi Sinha NACD Evaluator India I have heard Bob say quite a few times that “little girls are dangerous,” and this brag is about one such little girl. Aishanie Saigal is a three year old ball of energy who has a lot to say about her world. She was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth, and she has had … Read More

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