Emerging Leaders Alumni Spotlight: Ryan E.

At Life Development Institute (LDI), interaction with students and families are often filled with many successes both during the students’ time with LDI and after their graduation.  Each summer, LDI offers a 5-week Emerging Leaders Summer Academy (EL) to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and other [...]

2019-08-20T14:29:30-07:00February 24th, 2016|

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Persistent Communicators Wanted

Recently, I attended a workshop presented by Amy Maschue entitled “The 3 P's of Parent Engagement & Communication.”  During this session, Amy presented background information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and offered 10 strategies that we can use.  Amy stated that we need to be persistent communicators [...]

2019-08-20T14:31:19-07:00February 18th, 2016|

“Still Crushed, But Finding Silver Linings” by Veronica Lieb Crawford

I always tell parents that it is true that things do get better as we age. It is also true that we find methods, strategies, avenues, and people who assist us along the way. Wouldn’t you agree? In fact, we cannot make it without one another. From [...]

2019-08-20T14:34:55-07:00February 8th, 2016|

February: The Holidays and Celebrations that make it Unique

Life Development Institute believes that emersion in community and the inclusion of all its members is what makes the most out of what we have been given in our world.  In fact, those among us who carry some of the most unique traits often produce world-changing results.  [...]

2019-08-20T14:36:05-07:00February 5th, 2016|

Back in the Saddle

February has descended upon our country, and we find ourselves at Life Development Institute about a quarter of the way through our spring trimester.  We are fully “back in the saddle” now and moving forward in our educational journey.  This journey is similar to the recent experience [...]

2019-08-20T14:36:59-07:00February 3rd, 2016|

Oh for the Shame of it All: Shame Spiraling

Recently, Life Development Institute had the opportunity to share dinner with a few other members of our community who embrace the opportunity to serve students who may have Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, or related disorders.  During this time, we spoke about many topics related [...]

2019-08-20T14:37:54-07:00February 1st, 2016|

Now is the time! Enroll in LDI

Many teens and young adults with hidden disabilities such as specific learning disorders, ADHD, high functioning Autism and similar issues aspire to-and yearn for-greater success in higher education and community inclusion. Summer college-bridge or transition-focused programming, such as LDI’s Emerging Leaders Summer Academy, both address this need [...]

2019-08-20T14:39:18-07:00January 25th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Virginia Murray presents Pathways to Independence: Supporting Young Adults with Exceptionalities

Virginia Murray, online and adjunct faculty member for Grand Canyon University, spoke January 13, 2016 at Life Development Institute. During her session, Virginia addressed self-determination, self-awareness, self-advocacy, and provided an overview of important skills and strategies that assist adolescents and young adults as they work towards independence.  [...]

2019-08-20T14:39:57-07:00January 22nd, 2016|
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