Quotes from Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.:


“Life is basically a Rorschach test. Expect to see and be what you think.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “The truly wise understand they know only part of truth and are enthusiastic to learn more.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “When in doubt, be generous.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Vision trumps division.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Forgiveness is super easy if you never blame.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Misery does love company, but you may choose not to attend pity parties.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Peace be YOU.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Learning means changing.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Thoughts become chemical. Treat yourself WELL in advance.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Thank you. Say it authentically and often. This healing phrase is in a teen’s control and empowers the giver and the receiver.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ Regarding play: “Let your mind go (irresponsible sounding, but not) and play. Even if you are not good at it. Graciously trying things that are hard teaches our children and ourselves volumes” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Play is practicing a sustained state of relaxed alertness and is the chicken soup (or matzo ball soup for those of you who know the value of a dollar) of mental and physical health. Children are masters of this fully present state of effortless learning and creativity. We are wise to take note- get out your purple crayons.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Being consciously immersed in play allows the mind to dance, free of thoughts, and that is when creative thinking is ripe. When our mind is working on what we are not thinking about, our intuition and interconnectedness peak.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “When we take advantage of the opportunity to change and better ourselves, it takes the hurt out of pain.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “The view from the higher road is always worth the extra effort” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Generous intentions connect us – and connection is the point of living.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Forgiveness is breaking the habit of separation.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Fear is NEEDED for courage.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Work hard to let your children know that human excellence comes in all packages- so they are invited to be themselves.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Dyslexia can be hard, especially during the early school years. But once you own your differences, learn strategies, and PERSEVERE, the benefits of this type of mind can be outstanding.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “To date, connection is the best ‘treatment’ for autism. Live it and teach living it to you children.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “You cannot be everything to your child– no one can. Being your highest, authentic self has meaning and is the best gift you can give.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “If we treat or medicate away ADHD, we may lose adventurers, explorers, protectors, invetors, atheletes, and other bold contributors.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “ADHD tip: Designating a time for everything may allow you to better focus on one connection at a time.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Adaptability is key to survival and well-being. Children are usually more flexible and resilient than adults. Why? The answer is child’s play as science confirms that we learn almost effortlessly through play as more brain regions are activated.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Building on abilities is the best path to strengthen weaknesses” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Taking one’s self too seriously impairs approachability. An accaepting and playful tone encourages others to take the risk and effort to connect by reducing the fear of ‘not getting it right'” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Pity serves no one. Let it go.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Accept the gift of being part of the solution.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Neurodiveristy helps us lead joyous and productive lives- not in spite of our ‘disabilities’ but because of them.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Mistakes force the brain to rethink alternatives. Children need to practice handling stress, fears, deadlines, and mistakes. The acceptance of ‘not always getting it right’ is a lesson parents need to demonstrate and teach as it promotes brain growth and life-long-learners.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.

_____________________________________________________________ “Focused attention on intention powers up your purpose.” -Dr. Lois Prislovsky, Ph.D.


“Nobody is perfect, but everybody has perfect parts.” -Dr. Ty Heath, MD.

Quotes from Barb Rentenbach:


“To be proud that one ‘tolerates’ diversity is ludicrous. The whole system is the sum of its parts. Connect with other parts and the God puzzle is revealed.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Teach to the Heart from the Heart like God is Watching” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “On autism: My sense is that it is true that we are no longer willing to be spectators in our stories. Our process is our story. We are all teachers of our own story. To unify love, we must actively seek to know others’ stories.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Sculpt yourself with intention.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Autism is my Prism, not my Prison.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Providing alternate forms of communication for those who do not speak is as important as education gets.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Mind thy heart to Mine thy Mind.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Look back with gratitude, look forward with fortitude, but for now, look for what you want to see – and be her.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Loneliness is the most predominant side effect of our unique design. Many times, autistics revert to isolation by default rather than preference. It is infinitely easier to back away and not try to be included instead of oafishly stepping inn and attempt to convey your intent to be a part.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “If you have the precious fortune to experience limitless love, BE GRATEFUL and replay that emotional luxury like “The Little Mermaid’ video in an understaffed daycare.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Language presentation is the barrier to our friendship not sentience or intellect. We do not speak your language, but you can speak ours. Be still. Be quiet. Be. And now Be with us. Our silent and invisible language is that easy to learn. Feel it? Welcome. Our friendship has begun.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Justice almost always takes more time than the Just expect. Patient B.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “It is in our best interest to remember that we are all the same. People are flecks of God. Each God is not superior to another. All are necessary to complete the perfect, infinite, God puzzle. To be proud that one ‘tolerates’ diversity is ludicrous Be your part. Connect with other parts and the God puzzle is revealed.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “God cares about us all through us all.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “We do not all need to burn up; but we must share our fire if we want change.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Don’t assume mental retardation based on behavior and poor communication. One has nothing to lose by assuming competence and treating the different person with non-patronizing respect. Give us the freedom to rise to expectations–surpassing may come next.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “When enough of us embrace being part of the solution, justice prevails and discrimination bails.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Note to teachers–we are all teachers: It just takes one. Be that for someone.” -Barb Rentenbach

_____________________________________________________________ “Autism may serve to provide the individual time and space to contemplate and meditate more so than any convent or monastery. Nonverbals ‘waste time’ on vows of silence. We simply live it.” -Barb Rentenbach