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  • End the R Word
    March 4, 2013 Gary Yorke

    End the R Word

    There is a story I could share about how this word was directed towards someone I love dearly. But I won't. I heard what was muttered and the person it was directed towards did not. Putting it in print will...

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  • Empathy Fail
    February 18, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Empathy Fail

    When I put myself in her shoes (oh my god, do these make my calves look fat?) I’m still just a guy wearing woman’s shoes (figuratively speaking).
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  • Autism and empathy
    January 16, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism and empathy

    Before my life as a stay-at-home mom/writer/taxi driver, I was the director of an autism center. I had the privilege of watching countless children and teens on the spectrum come in and out of our doors every day. One of...

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  • Having a sibling with autism
    October 16, 2012 Gary Yorke

    Having a sibling with autism

    Before I became a stay-at-home mom/zookeeper to four, I was the director of a nearby autism center. We ran all kinds of programs out of the university-based center but my favorites were the programs that involved the siblings. There was...

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  • A Valentine’s Day Lesson in Empathy
    February 14, 2012 Gary Yorke

    A Valentine’s Day Lesson in Empathy

    [caption id="attachment_1084" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Image courtesy of arztsamui"][/caption] One of the big lessons that the stories here on CW try to emphasize is the importance of encouraging emotional intelligence as much as we encourage academic achievement throughout grades K-12. The...

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  • Before You Speak, Think: Lessons in Empathy for All Ages
    December 21, 2011 Gary Yorke

    Before You Speak, Think: Lessons in Empathy for All Ages

    I was cruising a favorite DIY site this afternoon and I came across an amazing poster designed for classroom teachers. Its message was simple: Before You Speak, Think             T          –         Is it true?             H          –          Is it...

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