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More kitchen table talk

Is it possible to be a good student but a poor learner? I think so, based on my own personal experience. During my school years, good grades came easy. 719 more words

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Kids say the darndest things...

I think it’s really hard to shock me these days, especially when it comes to what people say.

Maybe that’s because I’ve worked with the toughest and most genuine inquisitors around. 683 more words

Have You Set Your Informal Introductory "IEP" Meeting Yet?

The school year is approaching fast.  The school staff has returned to work after a long summer’s nap.

This is a good time to contact your student’s Case Manager or Resource Teacher and ask for an… 297 more words

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Eight months after our son was killed

It has been eight months since our lives were shattered by the loss of Rowan.

Eight months later..

  • We are preparing to remember Rowan on his third birthday, as we celebrate his sister’s first day of Kindergarten.
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Medical Transparency

Tired of all these Autism and ADHD brats!

When I was a kid they didn’t call it “Behavioral Disorders.”  They called it “Being a little brat!”  This is just ONE of many memes I have seen on my social networks. 1,502 more words


living life our way reblogged this on Understanding Childhood and Parenthood and commented:

Thank you to the author for writing this!

Our Autism Life: Back to School

If you’re a lucky autism family like we are then your kid absolutely hates school and gets zero Extended School Year (ESY) services. So the event known as the “first day of school” is a dreaded one. 321 more words


HuffPo Defends Hiring of Special Needs Writers as 'OMG! Best decision ever!'


The Huffington Post’s renowned efforts to hire reporters and bloggers with special needs is being hailed by media insiders as “valiant” and “ground-breaking” and “like waaay courageous.” 304 more words

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