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Good Morning Texas Interview

July 16th, 2010 · Uncategorized

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From My Momma’s Kitchen TalkRadio

July 8th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Please take a listen to my interview on FMMK’s Talk Radio!

http://www.frommymamaskitchentalkradio.com/blog/

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Now I See the Moon Book signing

July 5th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Join us, Sunday, July 11th, 3:00 at the Barnes and Noble, at The Grove for a Family Friendly Event: a book signing with Elaine Hall for her new release:

Now I See the Moon: a mother, a son, a miracle

Entertainment, Gluten-free snacks, and Free give-aways to the first 50 people.NowISeetheMoonFlyer_v1

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July Events

June 24th, 2010 · Uncategorized

July 7th – Elaine Hall Keynote Speaker at The Autism Society of America’s Pre-conference “ Autism and Theater in Dallas, Texas

http://www.autismsociety.org/site/DocServer/2010_preconferences.pdf?docID=18442

July 7th – In the evening: Now I See the Moon Book Signing at the Autism Society of America

July 9th – Elaine Hall will be speaking at The Autism Society of America Conference in Dallas, Texas

http://asa.confex.com/asa/2010/webprogram/meeting.html

July 11th – Book Signing Barnes and Noble at the Grove 3-4pm

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/67319

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Living with Autism

June 8th, 2010 · Inspirational

7 Ways to Keep your Relationship Strong

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Parents say the Miracle Project is doing more for their kids than any therapy they’ve ever tried!

May 26th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Some parents say the program is doing more for their kids than any therapy they’ve ever tried. It all starts with acceptance.

The Miracle Project is a performing arts and song writing program for teens struggling with Autism and other social difficulties. Classes are held at Vista Del Mar.

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Radiance & Chicken

May 24th, 2010 · Inspirational

It’s not just the chicken.  The food is definitely quality at El Pollo Loco. But that’s not why I go to the drive-in on Lincoln and California in Venice every Monday.

It’s not just because it’s a drive thru and convenient, although that is exactly why I went there the first time. This particular El Pollo Loco is near my early morning Monday dance class and on my way to work. I can get a salad and a combo which holds me over for lunch and dinner – so I’m good for the whole day.

But that’s not the real reason I drive through every Monday, as there are lots of easy in and out places I can go.

I go because of Margarita’s smile. (name changed) When Margarita greets me with my chicken order, she does so with all heart. “Here is your order.” She smiles.  “What else can I get for you?” and she means it. The first time I drove thru, I wanted to know if I could get a lemonade and Iced Tea mixed. She offered that I try out the Iced Tea first to make sure I wanted it. Now I don’t want to get her into trouble, but this simple act of kindness through the take-out window of El Pollo Loco made me come back, again, and again.  Her radiant smile and care continues each week.

Now why do I bring this up on a blog about autism?  Perhaps just to say how important it is to go the extra mile for others. No matter what the situation.  You never know who is going to be driving by, who needs a little extra dose of  kindness.  That first day when Margarita smiled at me, I had had a tough morning with Neal. I don’t know if it was teenage angst or autism, but it was difficult motor planning him to get ready for school.  Somehow we plodded through, he made it out the door, and I made it to my dance class.  I knew it was gong to be busy at work with no time for lunch, plus I’d have to be there late so I decided to stock up at El Pollo Loco. Little did I know that Margarita’s glowing smile and thoughtful gestures were going to fill me up for my day as much or more than the chicken that I purchased.

I’d love to hear back from you about other’s kindness and have made a difference in your life. And as you go on your day today, I invite you to take a moment and smile at someone. You never know how much that can mean. And if you’re on the Westside of LA, do stop at El Pollo Loco and tell Margarita I sent you.

In Joy,

Elaine

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Miracle Moments with Miracle Moms

May 6th, 2010 · Uncategorized

Happy Mother’s Day!! We are celebrating Miracle Moments with Miracle Moms…Enjoy your special day!

Like a child and a butterfly, this video will be transforming over time with new images of global moms and children. Send us your videos/pictures of your special mom moments and watch this music video take new form and flight! Be part of this living art.

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In Memory of Dr. Greenspan

May 3rd, 2010 · Uncategorized

My heart grieves the passing of Dr. Stanley Greenspan,  http://stanleygreenspan.com/ whose pioneering work provided hope, inspiration, and a proven methodology to support families of children with special needs.  Prior to meeting Dr. Greenspan in June of 1997, my then three year-old son, Neal, adopted from a Russian Orphanage, spun around in circles, banged his head, and lived 95% of his time in his “own little world.”  The professionals in my area had diagnosed Neal as severely autistic, mentally retarded, with the prognosis of a dismal, institutionalized future.  Fortunately, we went to see Dr. Greenspan.

I remember our first meeting with Dr. Greenspan as if it were yesterday. He was wearing an old, worn sweater and moccasins. He was kind and sweet and reminded me of Mr. Rogers. His office was a mishmash of broken toys, stacks of papers, and books piled high. It was the domain of a warm, absent-minded professor, a disarming, welcoming place that was the polar opposite of the sterile testing facilities we’d been to in Beverly Hills. In the comfort of his office, I felt that we could make no mistakes, that whatever we did would be okay.

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Pink Pump Affair

May 3rd, 2010 · Uncategorized

A Big THANKS to The Special needs network for the honor!

http://pinkpumpaffair.eventbrite.com/

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