At the heart of what we do is an unwavering belief that growth is possible in the life of individuals with autism. This foundational belief comes from the latest autism research and our experience with thousands of cases where the child’s growth-seeking drive has been activated, making a way for the crucial parent-child Guiding Relationship to form and for Dynamic Intelligence to develop.
RDI and Non-Verbal Children
Sometimes there is a misconception that RDI does not work with children who are non-verbal, that this is not for them. But Dr. Rachelle Sheely talks about her work with children on the spectrum that were non-verbal and how RDI® can be used with every child.
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Managing a Dynamic World Part 1
A lot of people think there's this continuum of dynamic on one end and static on the other, where you got this opposite... That sort of the opposite of static, and it's not at all. On the one end, you've got static, but on the other end you've got chaotic or random. And that's what systems theories tell us, and there are two very important ways in which dynamic situations or systems are different from their chaotic ones.
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Teens, Adults and the RDI® Program
When you have someone older the parents are often very tired, because they've been trying so many things. It's very difficult for them to dream again.
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Why RDI and What is It?: Part II
For some reason, the necessary MindGuiding Relationship that typically forms between parent and child during the first year of life doesn't happen with autistic individuals--but with RDI®, it is possible to re-establish this relationship and nurture the growth mindset in your child.
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Your Child and Relationships and Marriage
In the general population, there's a spectrum of people. Not everybody is going to be a college professor, and some people are going to have jobs as an assistant at Starbucks, and other people are going to have jobs as engineers. And so when I see someone who has a job as a greeter at Starbucks and has autism and has a girlfriend, I see that as an incredible success.
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Why RDI and What Is It?
With the rate of employment among ASD adults low and rates of depression and suicide high, it's clear that something isn't working. RDI addresses this deficit.
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