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An Autism Vacation

I have often wished that Autism took weekends off, and federal holidays.  One of the hardest things about having a special needs child is that it is relentless.   815 more words


I Am Papa Smurf

I’ve found it harder to write since becoming a teacher for several reasons. I have a lot less time on my hands. I haven’t known what to write about. 1,006 more words


Helping Students and Staff Prepare for Transition or The Art of Letting Go

I recently bade farewell to a class of students when they moved from the high school to a transitional facility for 18-21 year olds. Target behaviors on these students’ behavior plans included hitting, kicking, head-butting, bolting, dropping to the floor, and many others. 968 more words


Get Outside for Goodness' Sake

I was supposed to write a blog promoting the idea of getting outside to play. So, here goes:

Go outside and play.

Blog’s done. :) 340 more words


Taking a stance.

The house is silent.

I hear crying.

It is my youngest son, Kian.

He is overheating from the blanket.


I run and take it off. 234 more words

Children With Special Needs

Mini Undiscovered Country

It popped up again on my Facebook timeline this week. That sentence.
“I wanted to go to Italy but I ended up in Holland and I love it. 751 more words


Planned Ignoring in the Self-Contained Classroom

In public high schools, the term ‘self-contained’ can be somewhat misleading. In my school, there are two other ‘self-contained’ special education classrooms and some assistants are shared with other classrooms. 1,320 more words