Friday, April 17, 2009

Join the RDI Twitter Chat with Steve Gutstein

Please join me as I host an "author chat" on twitter Friday, April 24th at 2:00 PM Central Time, 3PM Eastern time, which happens to be Noon for me on the west coast. The guest will be Dr. Steven Gutstein, the founder of The Relationship Development Intervention Program, also known as RDI.

RDI® is a program for educating and coaching parents and teachers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and others who interact and work with the child. It is a 'mission oriented' program. This means that it is not wedded to any specific techniques.

The mission of RDI® is to develop the most effective methods to remediate those specific deficits which impede people on the autism spectrum from productive employment, independent living, marriage and intimate social relationships.

Dr. Gutstein will be discussing his latest release, The RDI Book: Forging New Pathways for Autism, Asperger's and PDD with the Relationship Development Intervention Program.

The hashtag to be utilized for the author chat is #RDI. There are various twitter applications that you can use. I prefer where you would just type in #RDI and follow along in real time and click reply to respons to a particular post.

When I attend twitter events I keep a window open to the host and another one for the guest and then one for summize. When you hit reply in summize it opens a new window in twitter with the @ sign ready to respond to that twitter member. You might want to close window when it has finished posting. You will also need to make room in your tweet for the #RDI hashtag.

There is also where you would sign in using your twitter ID and password and when it asks what room to enter you would type in #RDI. I have tried it a few times. You do not have to keep typing in the hashtag if you use tweetchat.

Another option is to utilize I went there once and got lost so never tried to figure it out. There are many twitter members that use this if you seek guidance. I would test it out now with other twitter gatherings that take place on a weekly basis like Monday nights it is #journchat and Tuesday evenings it is #gno (girls night out).

I suggest trying these out if you are new to twitter to see how real time chat events work and how they flow, etc. When you RSVP below in Mr Linky you will be using your twitter ID, not a website as this is a twitter chat and going to your website is not going to help another twitter member follow you at the chat.

Feel free to post relevant questions in the comments. Follow Dr Gutstein on twitter. Find me on twitter . Read a sample chapter of The RDI Book.

This chat will last for one hour on Friday, April 24th 2PM CST, 3PM EST & Noon for PST. A copy of The RDI Book will be given away during the chat.


Dadof6Autistickids said...

Thanks for the heads up! The RDI program was one of the first we had ever heard of when Sarah started to go to preschool. The preschool was considering using it at the time.

Maddy said...

Well at least a have a wee while to practice. Thanks for the heads up.
Best wishes

Shash said...

Oh, I WISH I could be there for this, but I am working during it!! It also looks like I need to think of a question AND pick up a copy of his book ASAP!

Thanks for doing this! I'm looking forward to seeing the result!!

tc said...

I should be able to do this as we will be having our lunch break from school :)

Andrea said...

This sounds great - I may be a little lurky because of the time of day (both kids around) but I'm definitely interested. Thanks for the heads up.

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