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Kathy Hensel Porter, M.Ed.
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Attended State University of New York
Lived in Cornwall on Hudson
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This NYTimes article http://nyti.ms/1ndTRxa  was published in 2011. Do the math: "With some 200,000 autistic teenagers set to come of age in the United States over the next five years alone, little is known about their ability to participate fully in public life, or what it would take to accommodate them." - Meaningful employment and housing for autistic adults - two significant topics. Which one will you joiin?
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So many things to think about after reading this post
My receptionist Ericka was in tears. The caller had said some pretty mean things, and she's sensitive to what people say to her. She thrust the phone towards me, and pleaded for me to deal with it,...
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Determined families will find creative and wonderful solutions:
http://bit.ly/Qgc4gn
Baruch and Joyce Schur were out of options. They couldn't find anywhere for their physically and intellectually disabled 26-year-old son to live, at least nowhere that met their criteria or didn't...
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Thinking this is only the beginning,,,
There are lots of apps out there that claim to improve your mental health, but precious few have actually been tested to see if they work. Psychologists are starting to give that a try.
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Really love that quality is taking the lead over "quantity."
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Love the initiative that came from private citizens, their outside-the-box thinking and generosity. What a great model for the rest of the country.
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In 2005, a group of anonymous donors in Kalamazoo launched a bold program. It pays for graduates of the city's public schools to attend any of Michigan's public universities or community colleges.
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What's working in Ill can work everywhere. This Youtube video makes my heart sing:  http://bit.ly/1eVpgjl
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... and, your favorite sentence would be?
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Editors at The American Scholar magazine picked the 10 best sentences from fiction and nonfiction, with authors ranging from Toni Morrison to James Joyce.
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The organization of certain brain cells in children with autism seems already different from that of typical children by the sixth or seventh month of fetal development, a study hints.
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Interesting article describes program to use dogs to explore autism:
http://bit.ly/1mg0TRK
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Freelance writer, editor, author, blogger; autism advocate
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a lively and engaging writing style, servant's heart leadership, and an unshakable optimism.
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  • Self
    2009 - present
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Cornwall on Hudson - Albequerque - Annandale - Swarthmore - Izmir - Fairport, - New London
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If lfe is a symphony., are you an instrument or the conductor?
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Exploring the relationship between people and dogs, I write about this powerful and emotional connection on Healing Rescue Dogs because I believe that dogs are natural teachers. All we have to do is actively listen to them.

After blogging for two years, I wrote my first book: Love Always Wags Its Tail, The Dogs That Changed My Life. It's available on Amazon's Kindle platform (digital download) and on Amazon's Create Space (print-on-demand) in paperback.

Backstory:  former high school English teacher & tutor; eclectic business background includes sales/marketing, direct sales, 7 years as Volunteer Director for retired greyhound adoption organization, relentless pursuit of self-development for personal reward & satisfaction, B2B conflict resolution and uncanny ability to connect people.

Now accepting freelance writing assignments & requests for content editing.

Things I am that give me joy: Avid reader. Yoga enthusiast. Rock hound. Happy traveler and, advocating for autistic adults.

I live in the edge of Finger Lakes region of New York with my husband, our son, two dogs and two cats.














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My first book, Love Always Wags Its Tail - The Dogs That Changed My Life, reached the numbe one spot on Amazon's Best Seller List six days after its December 21, 2012 publishing date.
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  • State University of New York
    Education , M.Ed., 1984 - 1986
  • Connecticut College
    English, BA, 1972 - 1976
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