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Here We Go Again: ECI Funding Concerns In Texas

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) has released their Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR). The full document can be found here: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/reports/lar2016_2017.pdf . This document represents the agency’s budget request for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 (taken together these are a biennium). 542 more words


Falling Back into School - Not Falling through the Cracks

It is the time of the year where summer is fading and many are falling back into school.  Many educational budgets have been cut over the years and each year brings some changes to our schools, colleges, and universities.  207 more words


A Stumbling Block

I mentioned in an earlier post that I follow the Jewish Special Needs Education blog. That blog invokes the phrase, “removing the stumbling block,” a reference to the traditional commandment of… 425 more words


Hyacinth - A "Review" of a Short Film - We Can't Complain About What We Can't Change

I don’t usually do reviews – least of all for films. But yesterday, I was ASKED to. That makes a difference. I don’t review books, music, plays, etc… 612 more words


Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

Flowers for Algernon
by Daniel Keyes

Originally published in 1959, this novel is the imagined story of a mentally retarded man not only gaining intelligence, but genius, by way of an operation.

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Michael O'Connell will be at PiratePALOOZA October 10th!

Michael O’Connell will be showcasing his work during PiratePALOOZA event on October 10, 2014 between 7pm-10pm.  Here is picture and background information courtesy of his biographical website… 529 more words


We're MASS Communicatin'!

Well, the hiatus didn’t last as long as I thought.

One of the topics that we addressed during the philosophic counseling class was that of special needs children, a subject near and dear to my heart. 467 more words