Enjoy these collages from “An Evening with Dave Rice.” A great deal of money was raised for The Dave Rice Foundation with proceeds going to the UNLV Center for Autism.
An Evening with Dave Rice, UNLV Runnin’ Rebels Head Basketball Coach is taking place on May 4, 2012 at the Palms, Las Vegas, NV. This special evening will include celebrities, an auction, dinner, and presentation of the Armon Gilliam Award. What an evening and all of the proceeds support the Dave Rice Foundation & UNLV Center for Autism Spectrum. My husband and I will be there.
I feel guilty because today I thought to myself with great relief, I’m so glad that I don’t need to go grocery shopping today. Then I looked at the headlines in Syria and I once again thought about all of the women over there who prayed, I so wish I could go grocery shopping today so that my family can eat.
I continue with my little acts of kindness in the form of food bags as I drive around my city of Las Vegas, NV. I always carry at least two bags with me in the car and hand them out to people who hold signs on the corners. The quart size bags contain a bottle of water, crackers, fruit cup, candy, and a toothbrush or comb. I often put in chap-stick and lotion as well.
People are so grateful and I always receive a ‘thank you’ accompanied by a smile. Many of the men and women say, “God bless you,” That makes my day.
Yes, it is better to give and there is so much giving to be done. Don’t judge ~ just make little bags of kindness for people in your town. You’ll be the one who receives the gift!
I challenge YOU and let me know how it goes.
What better time to teach social skills to children with ASD than at Christmas!
Santa would so approve.
I believe that all children with autism want to please their parents, teachers, friends, speech therapist, and yes, Santa. I believe they don’t always know how. In fact, I know they don’t know how to make the right social choices. Many people without ASD don’t make good social choices either.
Christmas is a perfect time to make comparison lists of right vs. wrong, good compared to bad, and in Santa terms, between naughty and nice. Start making your lists of naughty and nice things to do for the holidays and compare them. Talk about them. Do the nice ones – together.
Acts of “niceness” at Christmas
encourage good social choices year round.
Dan Wheldon was killed right before our eyes last week, 10-16-11, at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).
My husband, Tim, and I were in the grandstands on that day, at that time. Tim is an avid race fan and never misses a main even at the LVMS. We were in the Neon Garage (pits) that day to see the drivers, crews, cars, and awesome events that took place before the race began.
U.S. Airforce planes zoomed overhead from Nellis AFB as 34 drivers started their engines. Nineteen cars circled five memorial laps to the tunes of Danny Boy and Amazing Grace in honor of Dan Wheldon only two short hours later. The race was not resumed.
The LVMS is offering a full refund on any tickets that were scanned for the race that day. Tim and I decided to take that refund and when we receive it, we will send it to a charity sponsored for the Wheldon children, Sebastian, 2, and Oliver, 8 months. There is also an online sports auction to take place for Dan’s wife Susie, and children.
My husband, Tim, is a Shriner. He has been a Mason and Shriner for over twenty-five years. One of his joys, since semi-retiring, is driving the Shrine van between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Several Shriners from the Las Vegas Shrine Temple volunteer their time to drive children and their parents over to the Shrine Hospital in Los Angeles for doctor appointments and hospital stays. One of Tim’s favorite stories is telling about two four-year-old children having races in the hospital waiting room ~ in their mini-walkers. Love, caring, and kindness abide with Shriners.
That’s the title of this picture, statue, monument, symbol
of Shriners everywhere.
Today, the famous photo is an integral part of the Shriners Hospitals logo, and has been reproduced on stained-glass windows, mosaics, tie tacs, pins, and in statues. A larger-than-life replica of the “Editorial Without Words” stands outside the International Shrine Headquarters building in Tampa. Photographer Randy Dieter presently serves as graphics editor for the Kentucky Post.
Noble Albert Lanier Hortman, the man in the photo carrying Bobbi Jo, passed away on December 6, 2009, two months shy of his 81st birthday. He lived a full life and was one of the fortunate ones to make a place in history that will live in time immemorial.
Click to see more images of Editorial Without Words
On October 7th, read Ezra Keat’s The Snowy Day and help set a record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.
WHY – For every free online copy read, the Jumpstart organization and We Give Books will donate a book to a child in need.
Do it now ~ you’ll help ~ you’ll feel good.
The tenth annual Las Vegas Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada (DSOSN) was held on Sept. 18, 2010, at Kellogg-Zaher Park. What a show ~ What an event ~ What a day!
Congratulations to Sara Beldy as the official ambassador. Sara gave an inspirational speech followed by a song that brought tears to the entire audience of seveal hundred.
So many local sponsors helped support this wonderful event for children and adults with Down syndrome. DSOSN is there for families in every aspect.
As a speech/language pathologist, it is my priviledge to work with many of the DSOSN families. As my business and Good Speech therapists help them, we find that they inspire us. Working together, being buddies, sharing talents, smiles, and sometimes even tears just means that our lives have touched and our hearts walk in sync.
Thank you, Lori, for inviting me to part of Team Gigi. “She’s growing up before our very eyes.”