What can Autumn teach us about self-determination?

What can Autumn teach us about self-determination?

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All of us have our own reactions to experiences of the season. What do I enjoy about Autumn? I love to hear the leaves crunch under my feet, I like to rake the leaves (yes I actually enjoy raking…..it provides such a feeling of accomplishment, but in case you’re wondering, no, I don’t hire out), I love the clear blue skies and, of course, looking at the leaves as they turn. I enjoy cider and hot doughnuts at our favorite cider mill. I don’t like the rain (even though I’m from Seattle) or when it gets too windy and cold. I don’t like the anticipation of the cold Midwestern Winter that is about to come when I find it becomes more difficult to get from here to there.… Read more

Become emotionally intelligent and become more self-determined!

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Understanding our moods and emotions helps us develop greater self-awareness. Regulating our emotions helps us make our emotions work for us, rather than against us, as we take action to reach our goals. These are both important keys to becoming more self-determined. Drs. Marc Brackett and Robin Stern at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence have developed an app for iphone that can help us become aware of, understand, and regulate our emotions. The app is evidence-based, visually appealing, user-friendly and, I can say from personal experience,  it’s fun! To learn more about the app, go to www.moodmeterapp.com.… Read more

Division on Career Development and Transition Conference “Transition Rocks”, Cleveland, Ohio, November 6-8, 2014.

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Sharon will be presenting “2BSD or not 2BSD: You Decide!” at the DCDT conference on November 7. She will introduce the new 2BSD website and invite participants to provide information on how 2BSD could be most useful to them.  She will also provide  information on new tools to assess and provide instruction for self-determination. DCDT is the premier national conference for those interested in helping students with disabilities transition from school to work, postsecondary education and community. The conference includes many sessions focused on supporting student self-determination as well as a range of informative sessions on all aspects of promoting successful transition from school to work and community for students with disabilities.… Read more