Give Me A Break, Inc., / GAB, Inc.,

Give Me A Break, Inc., / GAB, Inc., Give me A Break, Inc.,/GAB, Inc., P.O. Box 620721 Las Vegas, NV 89162-0721 702-219-0394 [email protected] aol.com [email protected] www.givemeabreakinc.com

There are 86,400 seconds in a day. Can you imagine feeling as if you don’t have even one of those seconds for yourself, for the things you NEED to do? Just one of those seconds to do the things you WANT to do? Sadly, many of your co-workers, friends, neighbors, and/or relatives, have experienced this first hand. GAB, Inc., works diligently with them to insure that they have access to respite (pron

There are 86,400 seconds in a day. Can you imagine feeling as if you don’t have even one of those seconds for yourself, for the things you NEED to do? Just one of those seconds to do the things you WANT to do? Sadly, many of your co-workers, friends, neighbors, and/or relatives, have experienced this first hand. GAB, Inc., works diligently with them to insure that they have access to respite (pron

06/10/2021

Last night at the end of graduation, as kids were preparing to move their tassels and toss up their hats, the principal announced each student had a white envelope in with their diplomas.

In that envelope was a handwritten note from one of their teachers. Each teacher had taken the time to make sure every one of the 400+ students received a personal note from a teacher that knew them.

And I’m not even kidding when I tell you pretty much every kid forgot about their tassels and their hat and instead immediately tore into those envelopes to get at those notes.

It made me cry tears.

Teachers if you think for one solitary second that these kids do not need you please know your job means so much to so many.

The connections. The time. The agonizing over how to get a kid to read a darn book or hand in an assignment. The emails. The kid who just won’t sit down. The test scores. The meetings. The kid who you can’t get off your mind because you just know they need you. The phone calls home. The lesson planning. The kid who needed you to give them just a bit extra every day.

Not one single ounce of your efforts are wasted.

Your kids crave and need that connection to you whether they show you or not.

Watching those almost grown up students tearing into those envelopes is something I will never ever forget.

Thank you for all you’ve given this year. Our kids needed you and once again you came through.

Thank you, too, to the administrators and support staff that held these teachers and our students up. No one could do this without you for a single second.

Know the gifts you have shared are carried forward by the next generation and so you will live on in them. They’ve watched and learned from you even when you think they didn’t see or hear a thing. You have become a part of them….and I know they’ve become a part of you.

Look around and know your work has been good. And we are so grateful…you can make one white envelope mean the world.

05/28/2021

Static and Dynamic Processing

When it comes to processing multiple information simultaneously, it becomes important to distinguish between two types of information, static information and dynamic information.
Static information refers to information that is concrete, constant, and absolute. Such information includes:

1. Facts and data; historical events, details that are constant, logical, and do not change.

2. Concrete details, especially in what we see, hear, smell, and taste (sensory detail). Their perception of static detail is very keen and unbiased. Some autistics can have perfect pitch and photographic memories. They can pick out small detailed imperfections that would go unnoticed by most of us. Many autistics can also notice perceptual patterns that many of us would easily ignore.

3. Procedural rules (2+2=4) that are constant and absolute. These rules and procedures are predictable, absolute, and do not change. Once you learn it, it stays the same.

4. Perceptual patterns that are rhythmic, repetitive, or follows a predictable pattern, such as music and art.

The processing of static information is usually a strength for autistics, often stronger than static processing in neurotypicals. For those with strong abilities, they can excel in the arts and sciences, data analysis, engineering, and computer sciences, very important processing strengths for the advancement of society.

Dynamic Information

However, most of our fast-paced, social world is not static but filled with “dynamic,” very fleeting, and continually changing information. Often the information is very abstract, vague, and invisible from which we infer meaning. This information is not constant and absolute, but continually changing, varying between situations and continually assimilating and adjusting to new information. Because it is not static, rapidly processing this information requires ongoing appraising, evaluating, comparing, contrasting, and assimilating new information. Our knowledge of what we are experiencing and how we respond is continually changing and evolving based on new information that changes as situations unfold.

Most of our daily interactions and activities do not follow a constant, predictable pattern but are free-floating and spontaneously changing from moment to moment. We continually assimilate new information, alter our perception, and adjust our reactions to it. Nothing stays the same; nothing is concrete, absolute, and constant.

Referring to our example of relating to others, neither person may know where the conversation will lead, from moment to moment, as it evolves from the continuous, free-floating exchange between the two parties. As we integrate and assimilate this dynamic information, we smoothly flow between topics, adjusting, modifying, and adapting as needed. Most of our daily functioning consists of rapidly processing “dynamic” information, inferring meaning from vague inferences, and often following invisible rules that vary based on the context of the situation. A specific rule may apply in one situation but must be modified in another situation. No two events are exactly alike, and expectations change from one situation to another.

Autism is good at processing “static” information, but poor with “dynamic" information. Rapid processing of dynamic information simultaneously requires strong neurological connections between the brain centers for this information to be integrated, appraised, evaluated, then assimilated into what is already inferred. Our perception of what is occurring and expected is continually changing as we go along. This difficulty for people with autism makes life in our fast-paced, dynamic world hard to process. The parts of our life that are static, concrete, factual, absolute, and constant are very attractive and often highly refined for those on the spectrum. Unfortunately, the rest of our dynamic social world of vague, ever-changing, fast-evolving patterns leave them lost.

This article was published in the brown book, “The Autism Discussion Page on stress, anxiety, shutdowns, and meltdowns”
https://www.amazon.com/Autism-Discussion-Anxiety-Shutdowns-Meltdowns/dp/178592804X/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=bill+nason&qid=1553451610&s=gateway&sr=8-3

05/18/2021
05/08/2021

Caregivers regularly feel anxious and stressed. They care for others who are anxious and stressed. This is a good reminder to consider how anxiety, stress, depression, and other invisible health conditions are impacting your life and your family. Talk to your doctor about it! --- C. Dinnell

04/23/2021

#autism #autismawareness #actuallyautistic

Who Will Care for the Carers?
04/23/2021
Who Will Care for the Carers?

Who Will Care for the Carers?

As populations age, countries will need ever more primary health workers and aides — jobs robots will never do well. So why do we treat these workers so badly?

04/23/2021

Reposted from @thecaregiverspace website. Breaking gender stereotypes is an important part of caregiving advocacy. No one could look at Mrs M’s fiancé Pete and still think men can’t make great caregivers!

Check out the amazing work The Caregiver Space does! @thecaregiverspace

What is Anosognosia and How Does it Impact You as a Caregiver?
04/23/2021
What is Anosognosia and How Does it Impact You as a Caregiver?

What is Anosognosia and How Does it Impact You as a Caregiver?

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01/19/2021
Neurodivergent Rebel
09/25/2020

Neurodivergent Rebel

‪Believe it or not, there are people in the world who don’t believe in autism. They say autistic kids just need more discipline.

Autism is a measurable brain difference. Sensory processing REALLY does mean we interpret the world differently.

When someone says “it’s all in your head” I’m like - NO it IS my BRAIN. #ActuallyAutistic ‬#neurodiversity

09/10/2020
Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks

Together, we can create a kinder world. Have you taken the Autism Speaks Kindness Pledge?

08/29/2020
Pero Like

Sweet relationship

Brotherly love

08/02/2020
ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

One special bond.

SIBLING STORY: First-look photos of Nick Rice, who has Down syndrome, seeing his older sister and best friend, Ashley, in her gown on her wedding day captured the special relationship shared by the siblings. David Muir reports. https://gma.abc/2tezfQF #AmericaStrong

07/07/2020
CBN News

CBN News

"I MISS HIM SO MUCH."

GRAB THE TISSUES... This widow with down syndrome speaking about losing her husband after 26 years of marriage will have you! 😩😭🤧💔 #TRUELOVE #CBNGoodNews

Video: LightWorkers

07/07/2020
Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

This is Tallulah and Mr. Joseph. Talullah learned to say thank you in sign language, and Mr. Joseph stopped to teach her a few other phrases. Think we could all use some goodness today. Don’t forget to spread kindness.
Video from mummybear1903 via Twitter

07/07/2020
WPMI NBC 15 News

WPMI NBC 15 News

This will make you smile. This three-year-old boy couldn't hold back his excitement at playing with bubbles. His main form of communication was sign language but one day he uttered the word "bubbles".

06/22/2020
The Mighty

Determined, achievable and will.

This guy wants to be the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon and he's training 6 hours a day to do it 😮

(via Cultura Colectiva +)

We Are RARE, Inc 501c
06/01/2020

We Are RARE, Inc 501c

We Are RARE, Inc 501c
06/01/2020

We Are RARE, Inc 501c

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06/01/2020

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05/31/2020
Classic FM

Classic FM

This young pianist is so inspiring ❤️🎵

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05/25/2020

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05/21/2020
ABC 33/40

ABC 33/40

Student with down syndrome nails the 'Nae Nae' at Colorado high school talent show

04/30/2020
Sharing is Caring

Tru .. a beautiful story of the power of love and a fighting spirit.

This is the amazing story of baby Tru... ❤️😢

03/13/2020
ABC 33/40

Gotta love a fan!

This is awesome! Will Gott, a Garth Brooks superfan with special needs, got to meet and sing with the country legend before his concert in Knoxville tonight! Will's family says he's sung Brook's songs for years at church and school functions! Courtesy: Tracy Gott

Twin Gaaang
03/12/2020

Twin Gaaang

I know you won't share us for being a different family 😥 💔💔

Barbie Has Created A Doll Of Madison De Rozario And It Is So Dang Powerful
03/06/2020
Barbie Has Created A Doll Of Madison De Rozario And It Is So Dang Powerful

Barbie Has Created A Doll Of Madison De Rozario And It Is So Dang Powerful

Madison de Rozario has been announced as Barbie's 2020 "Shero" Doll, following the likes of Bindi Irwin, Ita Buttrose and over 50 other incredible role models in their field who have been immortalised in one-of-a-kind, figurine form to inspire limitless potential in every young girl.

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A Community Respite Program Day (CRPD) is a day where community members, organizations, and business come together to support families in their community.

During a CRPD, GAB INC. provides up to 5 hours of respite care for individuals with disabilities, chronic or terminal illness or that are at risk for abuse and neglect. At little or no out of pocket expense.

CRPD’s are lifespan – all ages are welcome. Typically developing siblings are also welcome to attend, thus giving caregivers a true break.

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