Yay! My First Parent Seminar-Workshop was a SUCCESS!

Last Update: March 17, 2017

As I have mentioned in my previous post, https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/deljar/blog/just-w..., I was about to conduct my first parent seminar-workshop on Autism this March. It was supposed to be done last February but because it will coincide with another parents workshop, we have to postpone it and rescheduled it to another date.

I was able to present it last Tuesday (14th Of March) and I am so excited to tell you all now that my First Parent Seminar-Workshop on Understanding Autism was a Success!




There were seven parents who attended the session. Their children were all on the autistic spectrum. It was just a small group but I was pleased that it all went well.

I presented a Power-Point presentation on Understanding Autism where I have discussed Autism, it's causes, early signs, diagnosis and early interventions. The parents were all happy about the presentation and appreciated the topics that I have discussed. In fact, they all shared their experiences with me when I encouraged them to participate in the topic.

It was a worthwhile experience which has helped me to increase my confidence and develop my skill in public speaking. The parent advisor thanked and congratulated me with a warm hug and said the words, "Well Done!" She was the one who motivated me to do it. I was reluctant at first because I was anxious to speak in front of a group of people. I told her that I could express myself more in writing than in speaking. But she told me to be myself and to speak from my heart and the words will just come out naturally and guess what? It just did!

When I was practicing, it was hard for me to organize my thoughts but I was surprised that on the actual presentation my words came out naturally just like what the parent advisor just told me. I did what I have to do and I told to myself that I will be able to speak in front of a large group of people now with confidence if ever I have to do it again.

The parent advisor asks me that this is just the beginning of our partnership and that there will be more parent seminar-workshop sessions in the future. So, she invited me again to conduct another parent seminar-workshop sessions which will focus more on one specific topic of discussion. She asks me to think of certain topics that will be beneficial for the parents to know about how to best support their child. I told her that it would be better to give an evaluation feedback sheet to the parents who attended the first session and ask them what topics would they like to cover for future parent seminar-workshop sessions. This is the thing that I am working right now and hopefully, the next session will come to fruition soon.

Again, thank you WA community and to those members who are constantly supporting my website, you know who you are! I would like to express my sincere thanks to you, for helping me in my advocacy. I would also like to thank Kyle and Carson for creating this wonderful website for it had helped me to create my own wonderful website which already has helped many who are in need of support in helping their child with autism.

Blessings to you all,


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Lbath5 Premium
What a great accomplishment. Congratulations on a job well done.
Linda
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you Linda. Have a great weekend! :)
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AchuthanN1 Premium
This is great. I am glad to know that your first attempt was such a success. Keep it up.
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you so much, Achuthan. Have a great weekend! :)
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MoragK Premium
Hi, Adel, thanks for sharing. I watch my friend with her son who has autism. She is amazing, she was told that her son would be non-verbal for the rest of his life. My friend said "not going to happen" and has studied and read all she can. Needless to say, she has worked with her son and he speaks a mile a minute and sings like an angel. Educating people is the answer. More power to you for doing the seminar. All the best.
Ann
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DELJAR Premium
We are on the same boat. My son was also non-verbal when he was little but with constant research and by providing his primary teacher the resources that I have gathered in the internet when he was 5 yrs. old, we were able to work together and they also supported me by providing outside help for my son's communication, social interaction and behavioural difficulties.
By doing so and with consistency, my son was able to progress and is now on his way towards achieving personal independence.
He can speak very well now and can socially interact with others, travels by public transport independently and helps me in the house. He finished his two week work experience with his previous school and will soon be taking his GCSE in Maths. He has done very well and achieved a lot which I could not imagine that he will achieve when he was little.
With the consistent support that I got from the people who have helped him through working together with them and by constantly providing all the necessary care, attention and love to my son, he was able to progress tremendously.
But best thing is that I believed in my son's capability and I have worked on that and thought about his future and that had helped us both through working together in achieving his potentials.
Thank you, Morag, for stopping by and for sharing your friend's experience with her son. :)
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kasage00 Premium
well done!
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you, Karin. :)
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OTolo Premium
Well done, congratulations.
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you. :)
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Rich908 Premium
We need more workshops like yours to educate the public and parents. It's hard work raising autistic children but they do respond to kindness and love. See what a difference you have made already
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you, Richard. Will try to post the powerpoint presentation here but some of the useful resources are based in our local area. It's a struggle indeed to find ways on how you can support them with their behavioral, communication, social interaction and sensorimotor difficulties but the best that you can do is to give them all your love and understanding. They are lovable and clever individuals who just need proper guidance and support to express how they think and feel. :)
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AGOgden Premium
Excellent, Deljar...we have an Autism child...wish I could have known about the seminar/workshop..
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you, Dr. Ogden. How old is your child? There are lots of information about Autism on the internet nowadays. Another useful resource is my website which you are free to check out under my profile page. I started conducting a parent seminar-workshop in my daughter's school in the borough of Enfield, UK to fulfill my advocacy to raise autism acceptance, awareness, and understanding. All the best to you and your child. :)
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AGOgden Premium
Thank you...our daughter is 17 and is on the autism spectrum with a variety of symptoms...we live in Alabama (USA) and there are probably a number of such groups not too far away...but I will check your website...and thank you, again...
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DELJAR Premium
You're welome, Dr. Ogden. My son is at the same age as your daughter. He manifested a lot of symptoms when he was little to the extent of committing self-injurious behaviour. He is alright now and on his way of achieving personal independence. I'm so proud and blessed of his achievements and what he can further achieve in the future. Every little achievement is a milestone that we need to celebrate. All the best to your daughter as well. :)
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AGOgden Premium
Many, many thanks
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amgolf Premium
Wow! Congratulation for your success.
Good niche
Interesting topic.
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you, Nattawat. It's a great feeling indeed! :)
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DebbieRose Premium
Congratulations. You overcame your doubts and succeeded. That's what it's all about. Debbie
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DELJAR Premium
It's all about overcoming the fear of public speaking and just be yourself and talk naturally. Thank you, Debbie, for your lovely comment. :)
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AnneTaylor Premium
Well done, and with a great purpose.
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DELJAR Premium
It's for a worthy cause, indeed! Thank you, Anne. :)
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WilliamBH Premium
Great result Adel .. Cheers, William.
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DELJAR Premium
Indeed! Thank you, William! :)
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reanna1 Premium
Congrats, Adel!
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you, Reanna. :)
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jtaienao Premium
Congratulations on your successful presentation Adel.
Jerome
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Thank you, Jerome, for all the support! :)
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xanfo Premium
Great
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you, Alexandra! :)
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RichBrennan Premium
Brilliant - no kid or their family should have to go through the stigma that society attaches to autism.
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DELJAR Premium
Thank you, Richard, for your support. :)
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