Happy weekend! From all of us at AM LLC to all of you. Just remember:
Acceptional Minds LLC services the following counties:
Brown (CLTS waiver funded)
Outagamie (CLTS waiver funded)
Winnebago (CLTS waiver funded)
Happy weekend! From all of us at AM LLC to all of you. Just remember:
To all our families and friends, we see you. Know you are not alone and we are always here to help.
In honor of all the men and women that came before and alongside us; who gave everything for our freedoms.
Learning to advocate for oneself is one of the greatest tools we can give our kids. Let’s make room at the table.
Perhaps it wasn’t the optimum time to update the network’s vision and values statements: a virtual meeting held in the midst of a global pandemic. But a record number of people—51, compared to the typical 30—tuned in for the May 1 Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) Collect...
A special Thank You to Women’s Bellin Health Women’s Half for supplying and dropping off bags so Acceptional Minds LLC and Kismet Advocacy LLC could continue services, virtually, through the Stay At Home Orders.
A special thank you to Bellin Women’s Half Marathon and Linda Maxwell for donating and dropping off some bags so Acceptional Minds LLC and Kismet Advocacy LLC could deliver electronic devices to clients to continue services during COVID-19 Safer at Home orders.
Oshara is missing her friends at the center. Here she is playing “lazy dog” catch with Nekita. She hopes to be back to work soon!
Acceptional Minds LLC combined two loves ❤️:
This is a shout-out to all the parents, grandparents, guardians, and caregivers out there! Thank you for all you do and give to your kids. Covid-19 has pulled our kiddos out of school, out of routine, and has overwhelmed us all. This will eventually pass and you will get through this. Just remember, YOU ARE ENOUGH.
Thank you everyone who donated bags, wrangled people to donate bags, offered to purchase bags, etc. The response was overwhelming and we already have the 60 bags for both companies, AM LLC and Kismet Advocacy LLC, to pack for virtual services!! The response was overwhelming and we can’t thank you enough!!
Any leftover bags will be donated to Green Bay Area Public School District for their Backpack food program. Green Bay Area Public School District has been supplying breakfasts and lunches for all kids during this time, including our kiddos receiving services through our centers.
ISO: Drawstring backpacks
Hello, everyone! This is our ask! Our company, Acceptional Minds LLC, in collaboration with Kismet Advocacy LLC have gotten permission from the state to provide services remotely for the duration of the coronavirus shut down. How you can help:
We are in need of drawstring backpacks to deliver the tablets and all the materials for clients and their families to participate in remote services. We will pick up!! We hope to collect 50 - 60 drawstring bags by Monday, March 30th, 2020. Thanks in advance!
Please take a few minutes to fill out the anonymous survey. It will help researchers understand the unique circumstances that surround families with special needs.
In a fast-moving response to COVID-19, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities are joining forces to help slow the spread of the disease. And they need your help. What can you do? Take a 20-minute survey and ask your friends to do the same. What…
This is a great article to help talk to your child about the Coronavirus.
For those with family members with autism, how is the news of coronavirus impacting your life. What tips do you have to share with others?
Words matter. Choose kind ones.
"It doesn't matter where or how you learned it, but it does matter that it's insulting to the people it impacts."
Something to think about when working with our kiddos.
Autistic people learn to be good guessers, but we never really know if our social responses are appropriate. We live in a state of perpetual social anxiety, always in danger of saying or doing the wrong thing.
This is a great comic to help others understand how people with autism would like the world to view their needs. Thanks for sharing, Nekita Krisko!
Here it is: my first Neurodivergent Q&A comic! After over a decade of barely drawing at all, it’s certainly been difficult. There are a lot of things I’d fix about it, but I’m proud I stuck with it!
As a so-called “high-functioning” #autistic, I’ve only ever found my #functioninglabel to be a barrier. This label has caused people to doubt my identity, to push me further than my body can bear, and to deny me the support and resources I truly need flourish as an autistic person with #sensory processing disorder, significant executive functioning struggles, and mild #dyspraxia.
The people who call me “high functioning” are—without exception—the people who lack insight into my day-to-day life, however kind or well-meaning they might be. This definition relies entirely on my relationship to the neurotypicals around me, rather my own perception of my functioning. I can “play neurotypical” (at a great cost to my energy) long enough to hold down a job, to not “burden” others, and to appear “normal”, but what about my well-being? My happiness? My self-esteem?
Autistic people deserve ownership over our own identities. We deserve to be treated as the experts of our own experiences, strengths, and struggles. We deserve resources that prioritize and support our well-being as a whole—not just our capacity for employment. We deserve to be spoken about and understood in the real, complicated, diverse ways we exist, rather than reduced to a faulty dichotomy.
Let's support #disabled, neurodivergent, and ALL other marginalized people by critically analyzing a culture that valorizes normalcy! Normalcy is not a reliable measure of intelligence, of skill, of struggle, of compassion, of artistry, of reason, of morality, of worth—or of functioning. “Normal” is constructed by (and only benefits) a powerful few: we all deserve better than “normal.”
(Spectrum design by Rebecca Burgess, theoraah.tumblr.com)
#functioninglabels #actuallyautistic #adhd #neurodivergent #feminism #antioppressive #ableism #mentalillness #mentalhealth #psychology #neurowonderful #neurodiversity #asd #spectrum #disability #advocacy #socialjustice
There’s always one teacher, one aide, one doctor, etc that stands out in our minds as we raise our children; that one person that helped pull us out of the dark and fear. Let’s magnify that number by being part of a cultural shift.
“Be the reason someone believes in good people”
Boundaries, routines and early bedtimes: 13 habits that raise well-adjusted kids.
With so much conflicting parenting advice, you may wonder how to raise a well-adjusted kid? Before you hide under the pillow, check out these 13 habits any parent can do.
Happy New Year, everyone! May 2020 bring you what you need :)
Happy holidays from our family to yours!
AM Staff and Family
3 Little Monkey's
Please see below for resources for family caregivers.
Acceptional Minds is thankful for all the great families we get to work with!
64% of working parents caring for a child with a disability, state that caregiving responsibility has negatively impacted their work performance. Visit wisconsincaregiver.org for more information about family caregivers.
For information about work being done by the Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving, visit https://gtfc.wisconsin.gov
To find resources to support families and provide care for a loved one, visit http://wisconsincaregiver.org/alliance.
While Acceptional Minds does not currently endorse any candidate, we felt it important to share the issues with our families. The needs of our loved ones and/or ourselves are not adequately being addressed and unless we stand up and say something, that will continue. Do your research and let your voice be heard.
White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg on Saturday released a multi-pronged plan to remove obstacles that people with disabilities face.
Here’s a nice visual for those of you working with schools and developing IEPs.
What it looks like.
I’ll just leave this right here...
Acceptional Minds created a twitter board to teach the kids about social media. Thanks, Winter BooHer!
Let’s focus on the siblings for a sec.
Being the brother or sister of someone with ADHD can be difficult and potentially frustrating for a child. Here are tips for helping them cope.
What happens when it rains? We have an indoor campout! 😊
Today we played Don’t Lose Control. We make learning fun 😆
Something to remember...
"Children do not enter this world with bad intentions. They do not come to wear us out, test our patience, or push us over the edge. They come to us with a need for love, connection, and belonging." -- Rebecca Eanes
Via Raised Good
Look underneath the behavior to see what caused it; often, it is anxiety.
Anxiety has many faces including anger, negativity and defiance. Is your child's anxiety showing up as something else entirely?
This is not only a great read for understanding, but this article includes what to do to help process through with your child.
[Disclaimer: This post is targeted towards parents, as I have been seeing a lot of parents recently ask about what to do about their child’s behaviors (trying to figure out what is best for t…
Wisconsin needs to hear our voices! Consider joining WFACSA and/or attending the Caregiver Summit September 5th, 2019.
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Families do NOT need an autism diagnosis to participate in our services. If you or a loved one struggle with one or more of the following issues, Acceptional Minds LLC may be able to help: Social Skills/Awareness Executive Functioning Sensory Processing Self-Regulation Behavioral Expectations Communication
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