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Dave Loves To Hike – Even In The Rain

Posted by on Jul 5, 2017 in David Working at Home, FriendsnFamily, Life On the Spectrum, LiveActionComparison, PD Blog | Comments Off on Dave Loves To Hike – Even In The Rain

Dave loves to go hiking, something he does well with his friends Maura, Sophia and Karen.

Last week, David and Karen went hiking on what seemed like a nice day to be caught in a surprise thunderstorm!

 

 

Here’s a pic of Karen and Dave on the trail earlier in the year, when it wasn’t raining!

 

Karen and David on the Trail

 


 

David and His Friends Go the Distance!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in David Working at Home, FriendsnFamily, Life On the Spectrum, PD Blog | Comments Off on David and His Friends Go the Distance!

As you may know Dave loves the outdoors! Whether it’s hiking, swimming, sledding or boating, Dave is a man of all seasons!

Here are a few pictures of David out on the hiking trail with his friends. But check this out, when they hike they don’t just go a few feet. They go between 5 & 6 miles out! Check out the proof on the fitness watch!

Way to go Maura and Dave!

 

 


 

David gets a haircut!

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Autism Awareness, FriendsnFamily, Life On the Spectrum, PD Blog | Comments Off on David gets a haircut!

Some of our friends around town are the people at the Augusta Barber Shop. This is where Dave goes to get a haircut. Dave seems to go very often as his hair grows in super quick.

It’s a great place to get a trim or a new cut as we start the new school year. The place is friendlly and they do great work. We’ve often run into a few friends from Kittatinny who also go there, Mr. Grant, Mr. Hermann and even a few of Dave’s former classmates.

Cheryl usually cuts Dave’s hair, but all the gals are great! They all have enormous patience and just as big a heart. They always give Dave a chance to tell a joke and they always take time to listen when he wants to chat about something.

If you’re interested in checking them out they’re at 89 Hampton House Rd. and check out their facebook page too!

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And check out Dave’s comic strip on Getting a hair cut! I wonder how Cheryl will like seeing herself as a PuppyDuck?

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David and Molly Find New Sentences on the Farm!

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in FriendsnFamily, LiveActionComparison, Team Effort | Comments Off on David and Molly Find New Sentences on the Farm!

Breaking News! David and Molly Find New Sentences at Morning Star Farm While Horseback Riding!

If you think that horseback riding is fun, well you’re right! But at Morning Star Farms in Newton they make it more than fun. Along with Molly the ladies there helped to teach David a few things when he began riding lessons last week.n The gals there, Judy, Shelley and Kate, were friendly, patient and showed their experience when they left the coral and took David for a ride around the farm.

The temperature had cooled down a little and the weather was beautiful. We couldn’t have picked a better first day to start.

Molly & the gals helped David to learn the commands that the horse understand in order for Zip the horse to know what to do. “Walk-on zip!” David also practiced a few phrases like, “I like horseback riding it was fun!” “The horses name is Zip.” “I saw pumpkins in the garden.” And at the end of our visit Dave spotted some farm equipment that he hasn’t lost sight of as he’s said,  “I would like to sit on the tractor.”, which he said to me earlier today remember that his next visit to the farm is coming soon.

 

Check out David on the horse and his comic strip below.

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Note Molly and David are both wearing long pants and boots as you need to do when riding!

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Dave helps out around the house!

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in David Working at Home, PD Blog | Comments Off on Dave helps out around the house!

Earlier this week, Dave was hanging outside with Dad while Dad was cleaning up a few things around the house. We’ve had a lot of tree pollen fall, just after we got the driveway finally cleaned from last years leaves. While outside Dave noticed that the red car was dirty and he went and go the hose all by himself and started cleaning the car. So we drew about it! Dave did a great job both on the car and drawing the details of the comic strip.

Here’s a quick video of Dave cleaning the car if the video post doesn’t display below.

Dave decided the car needed to be washed.

 

And here’s the corresponding comic strip:

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Remembering Last Fall

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in David Working at Home, PD Blog | Comments Off on Remembering Last Fall

I wanted to catch up and post some of the early examples of how I started using Dave’s work on his comic strip for the PuppyDucks website to teach him. I also used it as a channel to enjoy a bit of humor with him as I’m sure you can see.

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Spring is coming, I’m sure of it

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in David Working at Home, PD Blog | Comments Off on Spring is coming, I’m sure of it

As we’re all anxious for Spring to start, Dave and I thought it would be funny to do a comic strip on a “What If” scenario. Here’s the back story on the most recent comic strip.

Dave and I had gone out to check our garden and see if any of the bulbs were coming up. Trying to get him to understand a humorous situation, I said “Wouldn’t it be funny if the flowers just popped up fast!”

Although with these recent freezing temps, I’m hoping our hard work doesn’t go to waste.

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A new learning format on the horizon

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in David Working at Home, PD Blog | Comments Off on A new learning format on the horizon

As most of you know, David has autism. It often creates difficulty in understanding social situations. We’re developing a series to help bridge the gap with social situations. Using the comic strip format that David has become accustomed to, we’re using a simple 3-panel explanation to reinforce certain ideas that David lives through.

This first series we’re working on is “What To Do When Friends Come to Visit”. We’re working on several comic strips to further this, but so far the ones we’ve created have worked beautifully.

Here we see Dave and his friend Mrs. R, who comes to visit from time to time. They’re taking pictures of one another. So having drawn out the scenario first, it helped that visit go much smoother.

A special thanks to Mrs. R who dedicates so much time to our friendship. We’re so lucky to have you around!

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Dave published his first month’s work!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in David Working at Home, PD Blog | Comments Off on Dave published his first month’s work!

As many of you know, David had landed a job to illustrate a comic strip for a monthly newsletter of a local business. January’s edition was published earlier this week! Dave was given the assignment, and got right to work.
I published the comic strip under the Fun Facts tab, so be sure to check out the page to get all the extras.

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A Wink and a Nudge to Mr. B

Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in David Working at Home, Jokegallery, PD Blog | Comments Off on A Wink and a Nudge to Mr. B

Dave’s been hard at work as you may have seen all the new material (The new Comic Strip, Joke Gallery & the new Coloring Pages) we’ve posted the past few days.

Here’s a quick video of Dave working on some new artwork for the joke gallery. You’ll notice he has headphones on as he’s listening to Mozart while he works. He narrates the joke, and if you’ve seen the artwork in the Joke Gallery, you’ll understand this…It’s dedicated to Mr. Butler. Thanks Mr. B for all your hard work, not just in math, but you always “got” Dave. A special thanks also to Mrs. Raye, who worked diligently with Dave in his math class for many years.

Dave working on a joke