Dear Rodger, My apology for the delay in response. I just read your message, and your approach is 'music to my ears!' You've articulated my sense: that music can free the human spirit - body and mind - in ways that redefine our sense of 'disabilities.' How wonderful that you're actually seeing the effects of the work you're doing, to such an extent that the 'traditional' approach, i.e. medication, etc., is rendered, at least partly, obsolete! I'm thrilled to consider, and see the evidence of in my work, that a disability is more a function of our prejudices than of reality, and that, given the tools of rhythm, melody and music-making (which, after all are universally human capacities), we can step into a new world. I wrote a paper, which I delivered at the Oxford Round Table, about this very subject. Here's the link: http://tinyurl.com/h3873fw
I welcome the opportunity to dialogue further about this! Very best wishes, Jessica
It seems we both have a passion for helping those with Developmental Disabilities and their families. I've done advocacy, consulting and coaching since 2005. I don't do as much as I used to based on other word demands, but I was lucky enough to go all the way to the United States Supreme Court on an autism case with the family involved. We won. It was gratifying. We'll keep in touch and if I come across any info that looks pertinent or might be of interest to you, I'll pass it along.
Our company Bare Feet Studios, provides similar consulting and coaching to yours I believe. I speak at conferences a lot, am a founding member of the Social Media Club, and our daily video, Beach Walks with Rox, is our internet TV show with its own community called The Reef. I love this stuff!
Good morning, Rodger.
Thanks for asking me your questions. Unfortunately, I'm *supremely* tied up with a recruiting assignment which much be finished TODAY. So, I may not be able to fully address your question on this day. That aside, I believe I'd take a slightly different approach than what you're contemplating. For me, I'd leave the multiple IDs alone and instead take advantage of Ning's platform in a different way: set up multiple Ning sites. Ning permits you to have up to 10. Each site is powerful. Lots and lots and lots you can do with them. At the same time, you'd continue to build up consistency in your online presence. (Please take it from me - that's important. (I learned it the hard way.))
Delighted to hear from you. My wife specifically works with autistic children that are at a pre-school developmental level. She says I have a teacher's ability too, but I am already entrenched in recruiting at this stage of my career.