Author Archives: Leah Kelley

About Leah Kelley

Leah Kelley, MEd., Educator, Parent, Speaker, Social Justice Activist. Writes blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding & neurodiversity. Co producer of documentary: Vectors of Autism. Twitter: @leah_kelley Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leahkelley13/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Days-of-Autism-Leah-Kelley/154311301315814

Sharknado 2: A Review by H

Last night me and my mom watched Sharknado 2: The Second One, and we were really impressed with it. I loved the beginning how it was a take off of the 6o’s Twilight Zone, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, and how … Continue reading

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Sharknado in the Mailbox! Dear Anthony

Dear Anthony C. Ferrante and The Asylum, I got your package and your letter in the mail today. I opened it with a shark’s tooth because it is the only way. I was expecting just Sharknado posters but I found … Continue reading

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Chalk it up to Activism! #BoycottAutismSpeaks

So, some people may wonder why I do this activism stuff with my son… and some might even think that it would be better to shield him from what Autism Speaks says about Autistic people. If I thought for a … Continue reading

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Talking with crows: A Sensory Break

Since H was very young I have made a bit of a habit of handing him my camera on long drives, or when he needs a break or is feeling overwhelmed… or when he points out something of interest. This … Continue reading

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ASAN Vancouver: Protesting Autism Speaks #boycottAutismSpeaks

Last week H and I made our way into the big city to attend an ASAN meeting with the newly founded ASAN Vancouver Chapter. (ASAN = Autistic Self Advocacy Network) H was pretty quiet during the meeting, and was creating … Continue reading

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Voting “yes” – because I trust you… #bced

Yup… Voting ‘yes’ and that vote is not saying that I think this is a good deal… because it is not… But it is better than I think we would get if we were legislated back… and I trust, respect … Continue reading

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Ken Bramble: Connecting the Dots in #bced

Some may wonder why a blog that is generally about Autism would be so closely focused on matters of public education of late, but the reality is that these matters are connected, and there is an unquestionable intersectionality between social … Continue reading

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MLA… MIA – What’s the Diff?!? #bced

The [neo]Liberal elected representatives of our Provincial Government are refusing to meet with constituents to discuss the current crisis in education in British Columbia. One MLA posted this outside his office. To be fair… he did so after children wielding… … Continue reading

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Dear Mr. Fassbender: Class Size, Composition, and Shame…

Dear Mr. Fassbender, Yesterday I was invited to speak at a rally outside of your MLA office. I was quite excited to have to opportunity to speak with you, the Minister of Education, in person and thought long and hard … Continue reading

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Appreciation on the First Day of School: #Iwillholdtheline

So the first day of school in BC this year – a time that is usually exciting and feels full of possibility – is little different from most… Picketing is not the most promising start to the school year… but … Continue reading

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