|The website has gotten a bit
sprawling, and the blog gets written when we have something
say, so it is not very tightly organized either. We are
working on webpages in other languages
|which will likely make the website more
confusing. We suggest sending an email to
and scheduling a visit to the
last class of the day. You should plan
|on being ignored until the
class is over. Or send an email to make an appointment after
|teaching hours. We are willing to do
video chats using Facebook, Zoom or equivalent. The
material we teach and the technologies we use are not
for everyone. That said, we are very
|If you are serious
|1. Email your doctor and mention
that you are considering enrolling in a class. You may wish
|to send the following link
|2. we will ask about allergies,
seizures, triggers, undesirable behaviors and medications.
|you do NOT wish to answer that is
fine with us. We report no medical data to anyone. Period.
|3. We strongly prefer
not to have to schedule medications during class.
|4. We strongly prefer that
students wear wrist-mounted biosensors in class so we can
|blood pressure, heartbeat and
temperature. If someone ever invents a reasonably priced,
|reliable and non-invasive blood
glucose sensor we'll use that also. Our aim is to preempt
|seizures and overheating. Our usual
protocol is to seat the student, give some cool liquids and
|make available Cool Wraps.
We do not mind accommodating dark glasses and noise
blockers. Just let us know.
|6. We suggest a whole exome DNA test - there are
more than 900 genes implicated in the
autism spectrum alone.
We are currently interested in about 2600 genes (out of
-coding genes) -
we use the information to anonymously compare the learning rates among
assign personalized homework.
If you do NOT wish to share the DNA data, that is fine with us.
|7. If the student is absent or late,
expect an email and a call from us. Likewise, if a student
|leaves early or in different
transportation than usual, expect an email and a call from us.
|8. You are welcome to visit any time
during class - we suggest emailing to confirm we will
|not be taking a trip (unlikely until
the COVID situation changes) or some such.
|9. There will be periodic formal
exhibitions - it would be great if you attend. We do film
|Given the COVID situation, it seems
unlikely we will be performing before a live audience
|any time soon.
|10. We also host special seminars by
distinguished martial arts experts - usually on weekends.
Given the COVID situation, it seems unlikely that there will
be physical in-person visits.
|11. We typically assign personalized
homework exercises. Support getting the student to do
|these is appreciated
|12. We provide our HERON software
for free. Currently, it is in English and runs on Windows
|HERON is useful for tracking food
consumed, sleep, medications and behaviors.
|13. Parents and interested parties will
be emailed the day's scores. The scores can be used to
|quantitatively analyze changes in
sleep, diet, medications and so on. If the Tai Chi scores go
|whatever change you made was likely
|14. If you have an IEP or IBP please
bring it so we can use any accommodations
|15. Please contact any social
services agency that is involved. In California that is
|Regional Center - in other states it
may be a state, county, city or private agency. They will
|likely want to know what we are
doing. We will ask permission from you to bill them.
|Tuition and supplies should
be free to you, although modifying the IEP or IBP
|16. Usually, the daily needs are clean white socks
and maybe a shirt. You are welcome to send
|a week's worth at a time.
For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the next link
|17. We are awaiting clarification
from the State of California about testing requirements
|(our preference is daily antibody
testing; currently as of 10/1/2023 no testing required); any
limitations on serving food (usually our individualized
Eight Treasures porridge) and masks
|(currently as of 10/1/2023 no masks
or distancing required).
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