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Put a window on it

Get out your scissors, moms and dads. Here’s a trick straight from the classroom that will make it easier for you to teach your child to read. 155 more words

Working With Words

Music Therapy in Special Education: Tools for Professionals, Parents, and Educators

by Joel Kroeker RCC, MA, MMT, MTA

One of the common obstacles we run into as therapists in an educational setting is working with a vast diversity of functioning levels within one group. 161 more words

Cmte In Colorado

The Walking Wounded: On Leprosy and Checking Your Attitude Toward Mental Health

 ” When I taught in public schools I frequently developed opinions about why “challenging children” behaved poorly. More often than not I blamed their parents. I held the self-righteous  notion that I worked hard to raise happy, well- rounded children and that if other parents took their responsibilities seriously and parented effectively, their children would be fine. 447 more words

Writing Life

what to communicate with your child's teacher: Autism in the classroom

School is starting soon. I think I just heard YIPEEES!!! from several of you. :) Autism parents might be a tad more excited than the average parent for their child to go back to school after summer break, as that routine and consistency can make a night and day difference for our children. 797 more words


VSA - Here We Come!

Tomorrow is an exciting day!  We are traveling to Washington, D.C. to present Digital Art at the Intersection of Arts and Special Education.  Jude Shingle, Ann Ellison, Judy Stewart and I were honored to be selected to give this presentation. 95 more words

Article Of Note: Therapies For Parents Of Autistic Children

A recent article by U.S. News & World Report begins:

“Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child’s stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them.”

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lies I Believe About Being A "Special Needs" Momma

I leaned over the kitchen counter, my head in my hands, and tried to take a few deep breaths.

The house was a disaster, I hadn’t finished… 1,112 more words