Through eight conferences, three Autism Expos, a variety of new resources by five authors, numerous community groups and classes, five offices, dozens of staff and volunteers, talented fellow board members, four web sites, tens of thousands of emails, a lending library and bookstore, and countless presentations, meetings, and consultations or coaching sessions, I have been blessed by the opportunity to connect with and serve you and others all around world!
Many things have changed in our world during the past 14 years. We have a greater awareness of autism, and more resources to help. Our society has changed, as has our economy and the way we do business. I have also changed. I have learned so much in 14 years, not only about autism, but also about family dynamics, employment needs, community resources, and my personal abilities and passions which drive the work I do each day.
At the end of this week, I will bid farewell to The Gray Center and my role as its Executive Director and board member. Operations are being turned over to Brian and Carol Gray with support from the board of directors.
Although there is much I will miss about being involved with The Gray Center, I am excited to move on to my newly formed business, SOCIAL INCITES, LLC. Here, my husband Steve and I will continue to provide consultations and social coaching, job coaching, parent and teacher coaching, Growth Groups, presentations, and more. We will continue to produce new educational resources to meet the needs in our local and global communities. And of course, I will continue to write this weekly email article, Social Incites™. If you choose to be on our mailing list, you'll receive the FREE weekly email article, along with updates about classes, new resources, Growth Groups, and more.
I hope you’ll continue to use me as a resource. You’re welcome to email me anytime. I can provide a free initial consult if you’re trying to decide whether you’d like to access our coaching and consulting services. And as always, Steve and I will provide personalized, proactive services to meet your individual needs as parents, grandparents, siblings, individuals with autism/Asperger Syndrome, teachers, employers, therapists, and more. Our mission remains, "Providing socialization insights which incite personal and interpersonal growth!"
Looking forward to growing with you in the New Year,
Laurel A. Falvo, CFLE
Certified Family Life Educator
SOCIAL INCITES, LLC