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Autism Portraits

Every year, I do something to raise awareness for autism. A while back, I had set out to create a series of images of individuals on the spectrum. 148 more words


Day #172 - I Got This

When my children were five and seven they had their first real ‘fight.’  I remember it quite clearly. It was the first time I had ever heard them be unkind towards each other (that doesn’t mean they hadn’t been…it’s just the first time they dared to in front of me). 528 more words

Autism Speaks: Temple Grandin

I was so fortunate to be able to attend a lecture from Temple Grandin. She is an autistic person who has achieved much and overcame obstacles that were turned into assets.  1,254 more words

Dottie Laster

Toughest question for Quiz Bowl team: How to pay for their trip to the finals?

There’s getting to the Quiz Bowl finals … and then there’s getting to the Quiz Bowl finals.

Qualifying for the event and arranging the trip are two different challenges, as high school students at a Crystal charter school are learning. 198 more words


All Hands On Deck

I like to keep little hands busy. Little hands are capable of big these. These sensory items we created rather quickly and it was a great experience. 49 more words


Paint Me a Picture

One day after school, I had a table set up for JJ. It was covered in newspapers. There were all types of papers to paint on set up. 79 more words

Day #171 - Catching Flies

One of the realizations that has surprised me the most from writing this blog is how many parents have challenges…dare I say problems with their school districts.   1,112 more words