Reason #2 for Attending The Conference on helping individuals with special needs: The Orchid Hypothesis
Posted Jul 22 2010 3:37pm
The Hidden Angel Foundation is proud to announce a key note speaker: David Dobbs
GENETIC ROOTS OF BEHAVIOR
The well known science journalist David Dobbs is the author of several books and a reporter for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and National Geographic will talk about his most recent and highly regarded work titled “The Orchid and the Dandelion”.
THE ORCHID HYPOTHESIS AND MULTI-SENSORY ENVIRONMENTS
The Orchid Hypothesis is best described by Dobbs as the belief that most of us have a genetic composition like a dandelion; hardy and adaptable and able to survive wherever we take root. Then there are those that are more fragile, like an orchid. They too are able to thrive and bloom but require more attention and special care. Dobbs originally wrote about his theory in the December, 2009 issue of The Atlantic in an article called The Science of Success.
Our “Hidden Angels” are orchids and we believe multi-sensory stimulation as part of their environment is key to their ability to thrive.
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