my writing

You can contact me about my writing at whitts99@gmail.com

My published work and speaking engagements:

Speaking engagements focused on autism:

Ongoing speaking engagements at St. Mary’s Hospital. Training new nurse rsisdents on “How Hospital Staff Can Better Assist the Autistic Person”.

St. Mary’s Hospital Incoming Nurse Residents (focus on “How Hospital Staff Can Better Assist the Autistic Person”) – January 2017

St. Mary’s Hospital Incoming Nurse Residents (focus on “How Hospital Staff Can Better Assist the Autistic Person”) – August 2016

St. Mary’s Hospital Incoming Nurse Residents (focus on “How Hospital Staff Can Better Assist the Autistic Person”) – October 2015

St. Mary’s Hospital Incoming Nursing Staff (focus on “How Hospital Staff Can Better Assist the Autistic Person”) – April 2015

St, Mary’s Hospital Nursing Staff (focus on “How Hospital Staff Can Better Assist the Autistic Person”) – December 2014

St. Mary’s Hospital Pediatric Nurses & Director of Women’s Health & Childbirth Services (focus on “How Hospital Staff Can Better Assist the Autistic Child”) – September 2014

Adoption Perspectives Radio Show interview (March 2014): Why Grandma & Grandpa’s Parenting Techniques Don’t Work with Adopted/Foster Kids

Published work:

ICANZ Magazine (Australian magazine focused on adoption) – article printed in November 2016: Why Adopted and Foster Children Have Sleep Issues

RainbowKids.com (adoption & child welfare advocacy) – article posted December 2015: Avoiding Holiday Hassles

RainbowKids.com (adoption & child welfare advocacy) – article posted November 2015: Adoption Parenting: Thankful Therapy

Utah Adoption Exchange  (DCFS) – article in November 2015 Newsletter (print only): This IS What I Signed Up For

The Adoption Exchange of Colorado – article in October 2015 eHeartlines Newsletter: Avoid Holiday Hassles

RainbowKids.com (adoption & child welfare advocacy) – article posted October 2015 in Adoption Stories: It’s Your Fault Mom

RainbowKids.com (adoption & child welfare advocacy) – article posted August 2015 in Adoption Stories: Adoption and Foster Care in the Classroom

RainbowKids.com (adoption & child welfare advocacy) – article posted August 2015 in Adoption Stories: Transitioning the Special Needs Student to Another Class or School

The Adoption Exchange of Colorado – article in June 2015 eHeartlines Newsletter: Positive Words: How to Encourage Your Foster and Adopted Children

The Adoption Exchange of New Mexico – article in May 2015 printed newsletter: Sensory Processing Disorder and the Classroom

The Adoption Exchange of Colorado – article in May 2015 eHeartlines Newsletter: Adoption & Foster Care in the Classroom

Articles from this website used in The Adoption Exchange’s post-adoption monthly newsletters in Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, and on their Facebook page – starting April 2015

A Family for Every Child newsletter – article in October 2014 issue: Making Halloween Happier

Care to Share magazine – article in Issue 5 (March 2014): Why My Child is “Differently Abled” Not “Disabled”

Orphan Care Alliance – article in January 2014: When God Calls You to Adopt

icanz magazine – article in Autumn 2013 issue: Why Consequences & Rewards Don’t Work

Adoption Today – article in January 2014 issue: “Setting Up for Success”
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Adoption Today – article in August 2013 issue: “Make This School Year Exceptional” 

Adoption Today – article in April 2013 issue: “Discovering the Child Behind the Label”

 

 

 

 

Adoption Today – article in June 2013 issue: “Connecting with Compassion”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have also written for Woven Families  (an adoption ministry).

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