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New Post on College Composition Weekly: Shannon Walters from RTE on working with Autism Spectrum students.

Walters encourages writing teachers to value insights from the students themselves as they encounter college writing. Share your experiences! http://collegecompositionweekly.com/summaries/

College Composition Weekly

Walters, Shannon. Valuing ASD Students. RTE, May 2015. Posted 06/23/15.

Walters, Shannon. “Toward a Critical ASD Pedagogy of Insight: Teaching, Researching, and Valuing the Social Literacies of Neurodiverse Students.” Research in the Teaching of English… 1,041 more words

Course Design

Why can't we all just get along?

April 2nd is WAAD – which stands for either World Autism Awareness day or World Autism Acceptance Day depending on who you ask.  My Facebook, Twitter, and RSS feeds were full of posts saying either “Light it up Blue” or “Don’t Light it up Blue, Walk in Red instead” or “wear rainbows for acceptance”. 1,083 more words

Autism

You are in DEMAND!

 

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Last summer I wrote about the uneasiness of summer transitions. I echoed the fears many of you might have had. After all, the school year was ending and for some of you, school was ending altogether. 393 more words

Won't somebody PLEASE think of the psychopathic children? (Of course. Just choose your analogies carefully.)

All too many discussions about developmental disabilities focus on parents and children, as if developmentally disabled adults didn’t exist, hence: Helen Lovejoy, Alpha Concern Troll. 867 more words

The Media

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First, watch this PSA from Autism Speaks, which strongly advocates for an autism cure.  This ad created a lot of outrage from those of us who don’t see autism as a terminal illness. 201 more words

On The Screen