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Ed Talks (November 2019)

This time of year is a time of gratitude. We are thankful for our school, our staff, our donors, our partners and our ongoing success as a leading provider of education for children with autism. There’s a quote that I pulled recently from a daily calendar with great sayings for every day of the year. For whatever reason, I find this quote to really resonate with giving thanks and I am happy to be able to share it with you.

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

- Zig Ziglar

And grateful is how I feel about this fall, which has already been exciting and activity-filled for TJS. In this issue you will read student tales from Fall Break, hear about our Grandparents breakfast and the fun times at our Halloween trunk-or-treats at Englewood and JECC campuses!

Our senior staff members Kristen Kaiser and Nicole Pearson have been busy with several conferences and are increasingly being recognized as credible authorities on the study of autism and its relationship to mental health. This is great for Nicole and Kristen, but even more so for TJS to have two of the foremost thinkers and speakers on this topic as part of our school.

As we move toward the end of 2019, please consider supporting our Annual End-of-year Campaign appeal, mark your calendars for our 2020 Gala, and take a look at our first-ever Impact Report that will hit your mail and inboxes very soon. When we talk about TJS, we talk about impact…results. We hope that this report confirms for you that what we do at TJS works!

I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season, and I am thankful to every one of you for your involvement at The Joshua School.

Enjoy the coming season,

Ed Nichols

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