Author Archives: Cheryl Ryan Chan

About Cheryl Ryan Chan

Autism Community Thought Leader & Change Agent. Founder of a nonprofit dedicated to supporting family-powered solutions to home & life challenges for adults with autism. Social Media & Marketing consultant. Mom to a 22 year old son with autism and severe behavioral challenges. Person-Centered-Planning Facilitator, Professional Group Facilitator

Nicky’s first party with friends!

From Facebook, by Cheryl Ryan Chan, June 9, 2016: Nicky is hosting his first party at his house. He has about 6 friends and their parents & staffers coming with them. I got 2 bouncy houses (most will get that). … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs: who’s the fave today?

I spent a couple hours at Nicky’s house today while he was gone. Added a few new YouTube shortcuts to his desktop, rearranged some of his toys, put up some new pictures. I hope he likes everything. My visits with … Continue reading

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Cheryl’s Autism Awareness Posters

Cheryl has been creating poster images for Facebook during Autism Acceptance/Awareness Month for several years.  Check out her album of images!  All are subject to copyright laws, so please share liberally but give credit to Cheryl Ryan Chan.  Cheryl sincerely … Continue reading

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Turning 22, Tomorrow!

I’m so confused.  I feel like I should be blogging my heart out, producing some big statement, doing some public display in honor of tomorrow, Nicky’s 22nd birthday. I have used the story of Nicky, his successful transition, and my … Continue reading

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Creative Visions: how we dubbed the term “Hybrid Shared Living”

Part 3 of  “22at20, Deconstructed.” Over the past month we have addressed 2 of the key takeaways that we discuss during our presentation; collaboration and early planning. In this post we will discuss creative visions.  We hope you are able … Continue reading

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Collaboration for adulthood is KEY; the entire team needs to AGREE (part “B”)

Part 2(B) of  “22at20, Deconstructed.” Over the next 3 weeks we will address each of the key takeaways that we discuss during our presentation; collaboration, early planning, creative visions. We hope you are able to take these ideas and share … Continue reading

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Early Planning, Collaboration for adulthood is KEY; the entire team needs to AGREE (part “A”)

Part 2(A) of  “22at20, Deconstructed.” Over the next 3 weeks we will address each of the key takeaways that we discuss during our presentation; collaboration, early planning, creative visions. We hope you are able to take these ideas and share … Continue reading

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“Trajectory Planning”; our own term, meaning WATCH THE ROAD

Beginning Wednesday, October 8, we will launch a 3-part blog series. “22at20, Deconstructed,” we will address each of the key takeaways that we discuss during the presentation; collaboration, early planning, creative visions. We hope you are able to take these ideas and share them with your team members, and create your own successful transition! Continue reading

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Introducing our new blog series: “22at20, Deconstructed”

The 22 at 20 presentation has now been presented at over 15 venues in the last 2 years, and the more we do it, it seems the more we have to share.  Most of what we keep adding is further … Continue reading

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Next presentation scheduled for Sturbridge: Sign up Now!

We will be bringing “22 at 20: A Nontraditional Transition Story” to the South Valley Family Support Center 128 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA!  Please join us 7:00-9:00pm on October 21, 2014 RSVP Elizabeth Carroll Senior Family Support Specialist Phone: 508.796.1950 … Continue reading

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