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How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
How To Survive In The Neurotypical World
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How To Survive In The Neurotypical World

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These are the Power Point slides from my last speaking engagement at the Penn Autism Network Conference 4/23/10

These are the Power Point slides from my last speaking engagement at the Penn Autism Network Conference 4/23/10

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  • 1. HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NEUROTYPICAL WORLD Jason Zervoudakes Self Advocate
  • 2. YOU CAN SURVIVE IN THE NT WORLD AND FIND YOUR PLACE IN IT
  • 3. SELF AWARENESS IS THE KEY TO SURVIVING IN THE NT WORLD IT ALL BEGINS WITH YOU!
  • 4. THE 3 K ’S FOR CREATING A PLAN <ul><li>K now What You Want </li></ul><ul><li>K now What You Have </li></ul><ul><li>K now What Action Is Needed </li></ul>
  • 5. IT ALL BEGINS WITH AN IDEA OR VISION The Clearer the Picture The Stronger the Desire The More Motivated You Will Be In Achieving Your Goal KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
  • 6. Understanding Yourself Is the Key to a Rewarding Life KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE
  • 7. THE RECIPE FOR WORKING TOWARDS A GOAL <ul><li>TIME </li></ul><ul><li>EFFORT </li></ul><ul><li>ORGANIZATION </li></ul>
  • 8. THE MORE ORGANIZED YOU ARE THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES FOR SURVIVAL IN THE NT WORLD KNOW WHAT ACTION IS NEEDED
  • 9. THE ABILITY TO PRIORITIZE IS ESSENTIAL FOR SELF SUFFICIENCY
  • 10. A PLAN IS INEFFECTIVE UNLESS YOU ACT ON IT! <ul><li>REALISTIC TIME FRAME </li></ul><ul><li>STEPS </li></ul><ul><li>CLEARLY DEFINED GOAL </li></ul>A Good Plan Contains
  • 11. IN ORDER TO IMPROVE SOCIAL INTERACTION YOU MUST BE ABLE TO MANAGE YOUR EXPRESSIONS AND LEARN TO READ THOSE FROM OTHERS
  • 12. WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION? THINK & PRACTICE FOR A MONTH!
  • 13. EYE CONTACT IS IMPORTANT <ul><li>CREATE TRUST & TRANSPARENCY </li></ul><ul><li>ACCURATELY READ OTHER PEOPLE </li></ul>
  • 14. HAPPINESS ANGER DISGUST SADNESS FEAR SURPRISE
  • 15. PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED TO <ul><li>THOSE WHO ARE CONFIDENT </li></ul><ul><li>POSITIVE PEOPLE </li></ul>
  • 16. AVOID PERFECTIONISM Perfectionism inhibits good ideas The way to gain experience is by making mistakes The way to avoid mistakes is through experience
  • 17. EXAMPLES OF POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS <ul><li>I CAN CHANGE </li></ul><ul><li>I WILL SUCCEED IN OBTAINING MY GOALS </li></ul><ul><li>SOMETHING GOOD WILL COME FROM THIS SITUATION </li></ul>
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  • 19. PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED TO <ul><li>THOSE WHO ARE CONFIDENT </li></ul><ul><li>POSITIVE PEOPLE </li></ul><ul><li>THOSE WITH COMMON INTERESTS </li></ul>
  • 20. IT’S IMPORTANT TO PARTICIPATE IN GROUPS We need people to assist and enrich our lives
  • 21. YOUR SURVIVAL IN THE NEUROTYPICAL WORLD DEPENDS ON HOW WELL YOU DEAL WITH CHANGES THAT OCCUR IN EVERYDAY LIFE
  • 22. LETTING GO OF THE PAST IS AN IMPORTANT STEP TOWARDS SELF ACCEPTANCE
  • 23. EXPECT CHANGE IT CAN COME AT ANY TIME
  • 24. Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to the know the difference.
  • 25. LET GO OF HOW LIFE SHOULD BE AND FOCUS ON LIFE AS IT IS
  • 26. TAKE THE SITUATION AS IT COMES Expect events beyond your control not to turn out as you imagine
  • 27. WE MAKE CHANGES WHEN WE ARE DISSATISFIED WITH OUR PERSONAL SITUATION <ul><li>Patience </li></ul><ul><li>Endurance </li></ul><ul><li>Determination </li></ul><ul><li>Persistence </li></ul>ARE ALL NEEDED TO MAKE YOUR GOALS REALITY
  • 28. YOU CAN SURVIVE IN THE NT WORLD AND FIND YOUR PLACE IN IT

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