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Free Time Matters Too

Free time with my students means the world to me! But for many students with ASD unstructured times are the times they find most difficult. At these times there isn’t a designated plan of action, instead we expect them to navigate the complex social world around them, often without support. 545 more words

Day 185 - 4 miles (855 total) #aspergers #runstreak #autism

This is a lesson on how to speak to Carson.  A simple question.  “Can meteors fall to earth?”  It seems harmless.  Before answering, I always stop and think.   692 more words

Day #297 - Declarations

The 4th of July.  A celebration of our Independence.

From the Declaration:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 62 more words

Mom Confession: I hate the park.

Two and a half years ago we moved to a rural area in central Missouri. We moved here as a part of a job transfer and we literally had never even been to the town before (with the exception of my husband who had stopped at the local Steak N Shake ONCE years before on his way to the airport). 918 more words

Tired and grumpy!

And that’s just me!

So, these tablets just aren’t working!  Maybe I need to wait a bit longer but really, I think they’re making it worse!!!   64 more words


A Seat in a funny little waiting room in an inner northern Melbourne suburb.

There is  popular old chestnut of a saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. It’s all very well to think that way and in a sense there is an element of truth to this old saying.   1,310 more words


End of school year

Another school year has come to an end.   It has gone so quickly and yet seems to have lasted for such a long time!

It has really been a tale of 2 children.     1,545 more words