Welcome to Thrive!


Thrive! is our dynamic, transformational learning forum where we infuse each other with capacity and the ability to bond deeply with a family, while authentically understanding their child's uniqueness. In this forum, we experientially engage topics to create a foundation of knowledge and practice that supports us all as special needs professionals, develop a strong capacity to manage the challenges faced within the family setting, and brainstorm with like-minded people who share our passion of helping children with special needs.

The forum typically meets monthly, although special guest speakers may participate from time to time in additional time slots. Participants pay a low monthly or bi-annual fee. If you want to participate, email faith@melodyofautism.com for information on our next session.

In the Thrive! forum, we spread the message of the new normal:

  • Rapport development with a special needs child by capitalizing on their motivations

  • Connecting with special needs families, reducing their stress and helping them to thrive

  • Creating a playful environment for each child in the home, responsive to their interests

  • Integrating typical therapy goals into daily home life

  • The application of current autism research and practice in a useful and effective way

  • Understanding behaviors, defusing challenging ones and facilitating behavioral changes

  • Social and communication development in fun and engaging ways

  • A tool box of positive self-care methods to re-energize and spark creativity

All of our transformational training experiences and other services are permeated by Our Values, which impact the quality and integrity of every interaction we have with our clients, associates and staff.


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