It’s Awesome by Abby Waldman

I loved all of it. This was my second weekend retreat. The theme was “skillathon” and everything was so much fun.  We signed up for 7 of 15 available activities by rating them from 1-15.    I learned a whole bunch of new skills.  The counselors are fun and funny. I got to make my very […]

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March Autism Weekends

Camp Winston hosted two Autism Retreats in March and both were full of fun and enthusiasm.  There is a big focus at these retreat weekends on sensory activities and the Sensory Room is used frequently.  On the March 7th weekend, Jason, who came to us as a last minute respite addition found the Sensory Room […]

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5 Tips To Better Support Someone With Anxiety

I’ve worked with many people who suffer from and live with anxiety and in my years of service and friendship I have discovered a few things.  Here are my tips on empowering yourself to better serve those with anxiety. 1. Learn how to listen effectively Listening to someone with anxiety (and really anyone) is about […]

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3 ways to advocate for children at school.

Type of teacher or personnel: Excellent Medium Abusive Description: Especially kind and skilled teachers Mixed reviews – teachers who are generally average in kindness and skills with some problems Teachers who are unkind, unskilled, abusive, and/or prejudicial Young child: JK-Gr.3 Write thank you notes and specifically explain how the teacher’s skills and kindness have positively […]

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How to be there for someone with a mood disorder part 1.

Okay this week I’m going to go over some strategies on how to support someone with a mood disorder.  This is one perspective and different people with different disorders require different things.  So please imagine yourself using this to support someone and if it feels like it won’t work, trust your instinct, or explore it […]

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Grand-family Christmas 2013

Twas the week of Christmas and all through Camp Winston’s site, There was laughter and joy and fun day and night. Twenty gathered for a week of Grand-Family fun, Seven different families coming together as one.   The lake and all of camp were magical and sparkling in the snow, Thankfully the power stayed on […]

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Neurological Disorders: How Much Do They Cost?

Having a child with a neurobiological disorder is expensive.  Medications, special treatments and therapies, tutoring and respite all cost a significant amount of money. How much does it cost a kid? LOTS! Pretend you wake up each morning with 100 “coping points.”  Virtually everything our children do is more expensive than it is for the […]

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Input

No matter who you are, in the 21st century, “input” comes at one fast and furiously.  Whether it’s TV, radio, online information, music, movies, the phone, the sounds at the mall, or even a camp director’s blog, it seems we are almost constantly bombarded with “input”.  Input can come through any of the five senses […]

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