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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

Another book read for my adolescent literature class:

This was an interesting book. It was written in the perspective of a young boy with “behavioral problems”. 442 more words

Young Adult

Graphic Organizers: Deciphering a Commonly Used Tool in the Classroom

Graphic organizers have become a popular tool in the classroom in recent years. Pre-arranged boxes or circles help students organize main idea and supporting details of an informational essay, or organize claim and reasons for argumentative writing. 692 more words


Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Autism

As people grow older, especially parents, they begin to think about the future, and how their children will be provided for after they’re gone. For parents of children without developmental disabilities, this is easier, as those children can typically provide for themselves. 2,394 more words


Hanging on to light and life.

It’s been a very difficult six weeks. The maiden has, on a few occasions, said she wants to kill herself. And while I’m not sure she truly understands what it would really mean if she killed herself, I know she is likely overwhelmed and wants the stress and confusion and changes to end. 1,149 more words


Out of My Mind

Draper,Sharon M. (2010). Out of My Mind. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Sharon Draper and her books have won more awards than I can possibly list. 394 more words

A Schizophrenic, a Slain Worker, Troubling Questions - The New York Times


The rise in community residential facilities across this country, this is one subject that doesn’t get enough airtime, dangerous working conditions for workers tasked with helping the developmentally disabled and mentally ill live full lives.  298 more words

FASD: It's time to Stop the Debate.

A video clip came up on my Twitter feed this morning about results of a study Bristol University conducted looking at 70 years of studies to find evidence of outcomes for “light drinking” during pregnancy. 1,573 more words

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder