April Tribe

Giauque

Keynote Speaker

Special Education

Special Education

Autism Connections

Speaking to Parents

Domestic Violence

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BOOKS

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How do you escape the abyss of abuse?  One pinpoint at a time. 1 in 3 women will suffer from domestic violence, and I was one of those 3 women.  Journey with me on how I went from dusk to darkness, to dawn, to full day in escaping the mental, emotional, and physical abuse from my first marriage.  There is always hope because there is always Light!  Buy the book today to find your light! 

 AUDIOBOOK LAUNCH May 28, 2019

Unique: This book is for Parents of children of special needs. They are given 18 lesson with 24 tools to release their light/love within themselves to help their child through social education. 

Who: If you…

  • Need skills in how to help your own children on the Autism Spectrum

  • Are grieving for what you hoped your children would be

  • Are worried about your child’s future

  • Know in your heart that your child is more than a label...

Then this is for you. ***PARENT CONNECTION PROGRAM LAUNCH JANUARY 28, 2019

Unique: This book is for Parents of children of special needs. They are given 32 tools to release their light/love within themselves to help their child through social education. 

Who: If you…

  • Need skills in how to help your own children on the Autism Spectrum

  • Are grieving for what you hoped your children would be

  • Are worried about your child’s future in school, with hygiene, with making and keep friends

  • Know in your heart that your child is more than a label...

Then this is for you. ***PARENT CONNECTION PROGRAM LAUNCH FEB 28, 2019

Unique: This Teacher handbook gives educators the in's and out's of how BASE (Building Advanced Social Education) works from why it was developed, book lists, vocabulary, to assessments. 

Who: If you....

  • Need support in working with children who have social education challenges in the classroom

  • Need fast access to social skill work and the research behind it

Then this is for you.

Unique: BASE Foundations are 18 lessons that are intended to provide intensive social support quickly, and do not need to be taught in sequential order.  It's based on the need of the student

Who: If you...

  • Need social lessons that cover tough subjects like "accepting no for an answer" or "sharing"

  • Need fast access to social skill work to give your student the supports they need in the classroom

Then this is for you.

Unique: BASE TOPS are 32 lessons that provide in-depth social skills to be taught during classroom instruction for 20-30 minutes daily.

Who: If you...

  • Need each lesson to be taught over a 5-day period.

  • All 4 units are intended to be taught consecutively over a 32-week period. 

  • Need Parents to support each lesson to maximize learning across a variety of settings. ​

Then this is for you.

Interviews and Podcasts

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Super Power Sunday

Programs

"We all have light inside of us.  Together we become a Beacon of Light"

Unfortunately, not everyone knows of their light because it has been darkened by abuse, fear, trials, or the doubting words of the destroyer.  I call that the Shame Shadow©.  

What is the cost of NOT finding your light?

  • Relationships?               Jobs?

  • Self-worth?                     Parent-child connections?

  • Your life?                         Finding Happiness?

 

How do you find your light to become a Beacon of Light? 

1. You need to know your Worth/Light

2. You need to know your Impact/Fuel

3. You need to know your Direction

 

Over the past 5 years, I have been developing programs, tools, and resources to help you find your light!  I have used light to illuminate the following:

  • Worth/Light--Who am I?

  • Impact/Fuel--What is my purpose?

  • Amplification--Where/whom am I serving?

No matter if you are here for healing from abuse, as a parent to grieve for a change of dreams for their children and need support, or as an educator to build social/emotional relationships with their students--then you have come to the right place. 

 

Our programs will help you to find your light:

Ultimate Supporter Programs

Personal Healing Programs

Parent Connection Programs

Social/Emotional Education Programs

 

When people find their light, they find their worth, their impact/fueland their Amplification/Service. They shine and become

a Beacon of Light to all!

 

Light Illuminates and Darkness Disorients--

Find Light and Shine on!

Supporter's toolkit

E-Book

SUPPORTER'S TOOL KIT!

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS IN ABUSE TODAY?

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW YOU CAN HELP THEM?

WHAT is a SUPPORTER??

QUICK QUIZ:

 

  1. Do you know someone who is in an abusive situation?--then you are a supporter!

  2. Are you a friend, a neighbor, or a family member of that victim?--Then you are a supporter!

 

Now that you know you are a supporter, do you:

  1. Want to help them but YOU don’t know how?

  2. Feel unskilled and helpless in trying to help them? I took out the third question

Then the Supporter’s toolkit is for you!

 

WHAT IS THE SUPPORTER’S TOOLKIT?

  • It is a short training that emphasizes the 2 main concepts that supporters are! 

  • It is a reference guide, with short videos to reference what to do and not to do!

 

Why do you need the Supporter’s toolkit?

  1. Learn what the role of a Supporter IS and is NOT!

  2. Learn RESEARCHED skills of what TO DO and NOT to DO!

  3. Learn what the victim faces every day (gain perspective).

  4. Learn the signs of abuse

  5. Learn hands-on practical skills to truly support someone to help them go from victim to VICTOR!

1 in 3 women will experience abuse in their life. That number is outrageously high! That means they have friends and family who love them and care about them. That means they have a chance to get out with your support. That means if you have the skills, you could be that pinpoint of light for someone to become free!

Testimony of how Supporter's Toolkit Help MS. M

Personal Healing Program

BEACON of LIGHT Finding your light to bring you out of the abyss.

***BEACON of LIGHT LAUNCH September 28, 2019

What is your worth or your value? At times we may feel worthless, but we are NEVER Worth lessWe are all born with worth and light inside us. Together we can become a Beacon of Light.

 Who: If you…

  • Have felt lost, hurt, or abused (verbal, emotional, mental, or physical)?

  • Are worried how you respond and react to your significant other is never right?

  • If you are a supporter and want to help others in abusive situations

  • Feel that everything is your fault yet feel lost how to respond differently?

  • Lost your self worth and feel worthless…

  • Then this is for you

What:

  • Access to online courses. Clients receive coaching on the areas of Self-Worth through videos and slides that they can refer back at their own pace.

  • Private FB Network in Beacons of Light for lifetime support.

  • Paperback book Pinpoints of Light: Escaping the Abyss of Abuse (only pay for shipping).

  • Support calls for 1 year to help with their healing.

Parent Connection Programs

Parent Connections Foundations: Releasing the Light within to guide, help, and teach your children   ***PARENT LAUNCH JANUARY 28, 2019

Who: If you…

  • Need skills in how to help your own children on the Autism Spectrum

  • Are grieving for what you hoped your children would be

  • Are worried about your child’s future

  • Know in your heart that your child is more than a label...

Then this is for you.

What:

  • Online coaching for 18 lessons fo intense social skills for children

  • social educational skill training,

  • workbook/Parent guide, and

  • Parent networking where you will learn together and apply the skills to Release the Light within yourself and your children on the Autism Spectrum

Parent Connections TOPS: Releasing the Light within to guide, help, and teach your children 

***PARENT LAUNCH FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Who: If you…

  • Need skills in how to help your own children on the Autism Spectrum

  • Are grieving for what you hoped your children would be

  • Are worried about your child’s manners, hygiene, social intelligence, and social  skills

  • Know in your heart that your child is more than a label...

Then this is for you.

What:

  • Online coaching for 32 lessons for social education skills for children to help them move beyond the foundation and towards the top!

  • social educational skill training,

  • workbook/Parent guide, and

  • Parent networking where you will learn together and apply the skills to Release the Light within yourself and your children on the Autism Spectrum

Social Education ProgramS

Teacher's Manual

***Social Education LAUNCH Jan 28, 2020

When we use light, we find truth and answers and BASE’s unique components include

  • video modeling,

  • visual supports,

  • differentiation,

  • home connection,

  • coaching supports, and

  • assessment.

Base coaching technique helps the teacher (or parent) to teach the student the skill in a safe setting.  The skill is modeled by the teacher and other peers, then the students are placed into pairs or grouped (depending on the skill), and the students then practice the scenarios while the teacher is circulating about the room.  Through the teacher’s observations of the skills, she gives the students immediate feedback through coaching in order to reinforce the correct social skill.

Building Advanced Social Education: Foundations for Teachers

***Social Education LAUNCH Jan 28, 2020

  • Have you ever had to tell a student NO before?  

  • Have you seen students crumble, whine, and cry over being told no?  

  • Or have you seen students struggle, cry, and a meltdown because they lacked perspective?  

For example, the student was told no, got the "wrong" snack, lost their pencil, or someone wouldn't play with them and then the tears and emergency behaviors start?

  • Do you want to stop that from happening over and over again?

  • Then the BASE Foundations is for you!  When we use light, we find truth and answers

BASE: TOPS Teacher Manual

***Social Education LAUNCH Jan 28, 2020

When we use light, we find truth and answers!

All 32 lessons support three principal long-term goals: demonstration of a learning body, independent emotional regulation, and positive peer and adult interaction. Each unit supports one aspect of social communication. The following is a summary of each unit:

 

Unit 1 Communication: There are many parts to communicating with others. To communicate effectively, we need to understand how to follow the social rules, share what is unique about the individual, greetings, and getting to know others; along with active listening, advocating, and giving compliments.

 

Unit 2 Non-Verbal Communication: Talking is only one part of communication. To communicate effectively, we also need to learn how to read physical gestures, the tone of voice, eye contact, body language, physical appearance, hygiene, and how to make an impression.

 

Unit 3 Feelings: Feelings play a major role in communication. We need to learn how to self-regulate emotions, identify feelings, manage strong feelings, control feelings, and how to cope and deal with changes and actions that you weren’t expecting.

 

Unit 4 Group Work: Communication often occurs within a group of people. There are special social skills to learn when communicating within a group.  We will learn how to work in a group, learn what the group is thinking and feeling, how to join a group, sharing, understanding social lies (how to protect the feelings of others), and how to work through differences/problems.

Visual supports included as a digital file 

There are a variety of visual supports offered in each lesson in BASE including:

  • Hand-drawn illustrations 

  • Digital images

  • Videos.

The visual supports play an integral role in this curriculum because illustrations allow educators to convey ideas that are challenging to express and understand

All artwork done by Garrett G.  He has autism and is proud of his work.

Rave Reviews  Pinpoints of Light: Escaping the Abyss of Abuse

“As a victim’s advocate for over 30 years, April’s story was the success that I hope for all of my clients!” –Crystal

 

“April bulldozes through life’s challenges carving a path for others to follow.”—Susan

 

“Well-written and painfully honest, April’s story empowers each of us to reclaim our dignity despite adversity. She reminds us though we may feel small; we are resilient and capable of greatness.” –Ms. Nancy

Rave Reviews: KeyNote Speaking

Keynote Speaking:

Speaker April Giauque, a special education teacher, writer/blogger and mother of 9 children (4 of whom have autism and 2 who are deaf), involves even her youngest in everyday household activities like cooking, cleaning and laundry as “chore therapy,” since there is no better way to generalize skills for life than to put them to practice. These experiences, along with community service (cleanup efforts, etc.), offer lessons in language, modeling, social skills and more. Break down tasks into smaller steps, create visual aids and/or film it for your child to watch.   --Lindsey Geiss

 

I now feel empowered to help my children at home and my students in the classroom!  It is a win-win!

--Tamera Smith

 

Reviews for BASE: Building Advanced Social Education

BASE curriculum has immensely impacted how I do social skills within the classroom. It is really the foundation of the whole class. It is laid out so fluently, it takes minor prep time to get the lessons together. I appreciate that each lesson is set up similar and each lesson includes a video with examples and non-examples that really catch the student’s attention. This is my first year teaching and I have used it consistently every day and will continue to use it in the future years.

---Alexi Studer  Cassia County ID

The Building Advanced Social Education curriculum has been an invaluable asset for my classroom. It has supported me in developing a classroom environment of progress and consistency. It has provided a crucial piece in my students' educational experience. Through the implementation of the BASE curriculum, my students have been empowered to embrace components of social skills development that they would not have had the opportunity otherwise. Because of the BASE curriculum, my students have a higher quality education and a higher quality life! I strongly recommend it for ANY class!

----Monica Mower  Idaho

Jennifer Schafer writes: I have seen student progress using BASE in all kinds of life-skill concepts including:

  1. Identifying emotions

  2. Taking turns while talking

  3. Using appropriate body language and understanding body language

  4. Greetings

  5. Accepting No

  6. Following rules

  7. Active listening

  8. Hygiene

The students have made incredible progress with BASE and I recommend it for any classroom with students who need social skills!