In 1980 I was a houseparent to 12 handicapped adults at Bello Machre in Glen Burnie, Maryland. It was the beginning of creating a life of dignity for special needs chidren and adults. The following steps were taken:
1. Take them out of institutions.
2. Get them off of tranquilizing medications under doctor guidance.
3. Utilize positive behavior modifications like Dr. Woflsenbergers' "Normalization" strategies to create a healthy home and work environment.
While there have been many efforts in the research to improve treatment efficacy very little has changed since 1980 practically, and I see the need for more. Besides behavior there is causation. Neuroscience now accepts neuroplasticity, something Eastern medicine has known for 5000 years. My background as a lifelong reflexologist, my training, and experience has lead me to a knowledge and understanding of wholistic and preventative approaches. Today I work with special needs kids and have the opportunity to share what I have learned.
This is information I must share. These tools are readily available to improve your lives.
Thank you for your time and consideration.