What SEEDS means to me

What Seeds means to me

2/16: At the time of writing this I have been working at SEEDS FOR AUTISM for over a year. During this time I’ve come out of my shell a lot. In High School I was always the quiet person in class that wouldn’t talk anyone and no one would even try to talk to me. I did have a couple of friends from Middle and Elementary school that I would hang out with at lunch and on the bus, but we didn’t have any classes together. I secretly felt kind of lonely but was to afraid to actually talk to new people. After I graduated, my family took me to a job/program/school fair where SEEDS had a booth. It seemed interesting, so that summer I signed up for the summer program -and it was a lot of fun. I met some nice people who I became acquaintances with, but I still didn’t feel at home/comfortable yet. Then in December, I joined the official SEEDs program. I was still pretty nervous, until someone who also works at SEEDS said he remembered me from the summer program and welcomed me into the SEEDS family. I felt bad because I didn’t remember him.  After a while though we became good friends and still are. I started talking about similar interests, things that are on my mind, how life is going, and now I have many new friends! Now I feel like I can make friends, share what I have to say, and I am slightly more confident. I am now truly part of the SEEDS family!

5/25: Today I am leaving SEEDS, I still feel the same as I did when I wrote the paragraph above. I am leaving because SEEDS has given me confidence to follow a new opportunity. I will miss all of my friends and all of my instructors very much, but it’s time to move forward with my life, and SEEDS FOR AUTISM has given me the knowledge to do so successfully. I have learned skills and made things here that I never thought I would ever be able to. I am very grateful for SEEDS FOR AUTISM and everyone here for helping me with so much. The only thing I can say now is, thank you!

~Breanna D.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

~Nelson Mandela

To Have the Courage and Faith

When life is either good or bad, sometimes we have the courage to do what’s right, to be a team member or trustful friend: if someone is having a bad day, you can have a talk of comfort.

To have a positive confidence is to have great time with friends or family, to keep in touch or have a sense of humor.

Doing this is a way of never thinking anger and hatred, always think joy and happiness.

by Angel.

Human communication

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    When we think of communication, we think of talking to others. There is more to communicating then just talking to someone.  There are three ways we communicate: verbal, nonverbal, and written. Verbal communication uses sounds and language to express thoughts and ideas to someone else. When we are speaking, there are different signs and signals that we use in conversation called non-verbal communication. The mood of a conversation is set by a person’s body language. The tone in our voice tells the person what we feel about that topic.  Another way to communicate is by writing messages to each other. When one sends a written message to someone, it’s usually to inform them about something such as what is going on in their life or to ask them a question.  At work, people write or verbally communicate to inform people of their work in progress or of what others need to do. When a person writes a message, it is difficult to portray feelings and emotions. Because of this, the reader can interpret it differently than the sender implied. Misinterpretation of all three communication styles can affect relationships in our lives.

  Our conversation affects everyone around us. From infants to grandparents, everyone communicates in some form.  It is how we function as a society. Amy Lucas from livestrong.com said, “Our ancestors hunted and gathered as a collective, depending upon one another for protection, sustenance and companionship.” and later goes on to say “Our success as a species and as individuals depends upon our ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and non-verbally.” (Lucas, 2014, p.1). Us as humans need to communicate with one another.

  This is how we can improve communication in our relationships with others. The first thing we can do is, to improve our relationship with others by “stop and listen to what the person has to say when they are talking. Repeat what they’re saying back to them. Make sure to explain to them why you are doing this, so they do not think they are being mocked, but use it sparingly.” Says Grohol (2009).  The most thing important to any relationship is to be honest. As well as looking for body language cues. Whitaker from Ehow say “resolve conflict immediately. Address conflict when it occurs. Do not wait for a repeat incident, which can cause you to act rudely. If an incident occurs, pull that person and tell him/her that he/she has offended you. Do not do this in front of other people.”(Whitaker, N.A, p.2). Have your action speak louder than your words.    

 

References

Grohol, J. (2009, April 14). 9 Steps to Better Communication Today. Retrieved from http://psychcentral.com

Lucas, A. (2014). The importance of verbal & nonverbal communication. Retrieved from www.Livestrong.com

Whitaker, C. (N.A). How to improve your human relations (get along with people). www.ehow.com

by Jimmy H