Category Archives: Aspergers

Supporting Diverse Learners: Visual Notes and Other Perspectives

I have a social hangover… I am spent… I haven’t yet been able to get to the place where I feel caught up, but like I shared in my previous post – it has been an intense, but positive, couple … Continue reading

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Autistic Pride Day 2013

THIS…  1000000000 x this! _________________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to promote social understanding and offer a glimpse into the perspectives of those whose lives are touched by Autism. © Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2013)

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Geek Mythology: You don’t know the power of… acceptance!

H wears his inner Jedi… on the outside! Ya… We’re cool with that! Cue theme music: ♪ Da dahhh dadada da dahhh… ♪ Related Posts: • Lego, Star Wars, and Duct Tape: A Rainy Day Collaboration • Autism, Star Wars in … Continue reading

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Inclusion and Autism… leaning in

Today at the Inclusion BC Conference, I had the opportunity to meet Paula Kluth, and hear her keynote address about inclusive practices in education. Her message is powerful and one that I embrace: Inclusive education is the foundation upon which … Continue reading

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A Drifting Up: thoughts on intensity and shifting focus

As I contemplate my blank screen… I hear the lovely tones of the piano drifting up the stairs from the basement.  Craig The Amazing is working out a few chords for a piece he is transcribing. He is a jazz … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning at Our House: loving ordinary

Craig is streaming Bugs Bunny cartoons and I am checking emails and reading blogs. The dining room table is shaking with his laughter – which makes it hard to type – but adds joy to my world. I love that … Continue reading

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H at 14 and 30 Days of Autism celebrate ’1000 Ausome Things’ #AutismPositivity2013

Today H asked me about “Autism Positivity” and about the purpose of the flash blog. After I answered in some detail, explaining the premise and the intent, he summed it all up rather neatly: “Oh, I get it, Mom… Autism … Continue reading

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Sometimes I cringe: Leaning into my discomfort

Sometimes I read something that I’ve written long ago – and I  cringe. Sometimes I am tempted to change a few words to reflect what I know now. But there is a usefulness to this. It is a way of … Continue reading

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Today is April 1st and you all know what that means…

This is a repost from April 1st of last year. It seems relevant still: It is Sunday morning – and I asked H to help me with this post. I want to talk with him about Autism Awareness/Acceptance. It is … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness… Let’s spread understanding

At barely 14, H is already sensitive to what others are saying about autism and he often feels uneasy and personally threatened by representations of autism in the media that are framed as tragedy and epidemic. I have previously written … Continue reading

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