Category Archives: Autism Positivity

Aaaargh Pirates!! A Retrospective…

Gar, me hearties, ’tis ‘International Talk like a Pirate Day’… so a retrospective of me favourite scallywag seemed fittin’ for t’ fine occasion! This lad has always loved t’ sea, and donning pirate garb has long bin’ part of his … 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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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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1000 Ausome Things #AutismPositivity2013 Flashblog Announcement

We know you have been waiting… and we have been working and organizing behind the scenes. Now we are ready and we are excited to announce the theme for the second annual Autism Positivity Flashblog Event on April 30th, 2013: “1000 … Continue reading

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Autistic people should…

Today is the ‘Autistic people should…’ flash blog. Here is what H wanted me to share: Please check out the other amazing contributions at: http://autisticpeopleshould.blogspot.ca/ ________________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to promote social understanding and offer … Continue reading

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Appreciation for my school district and colleagues

I have to send a shout-out to my school district and colleagues for their wonderful reception and response to my keynote address for our Student Services Training Day. I love presenting, and do so rather often – but today was … Continue reading

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I am H…This is Autism

Related Posts: • Nurturing Neurodiversity: I cannot stop the Sea • Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table _________________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to promote social understanding and offer a glimpse into the perspectives of … Continue reading

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Preoccupation with another layer of autism stigma: Crap…this goes deep!

I have been preoccupied with the ideas of self-advocacy lately. I am so motivated to delve into this – to understand more about the developmental components and the building bricks that will support the skills of advocacy.  I know… I … Continue reading

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Pockets full of rocks!! River walks and rainy day ideas

We had an amazing and somewhat rainy walk by the river today… You might be able to picture Craig and I sharing brief exchanges as we sidestepped the wettest of the puddles, interrupted by H’s excited and typically non sequitur … Continue reading

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From Under the Table and Other Perspectives: cognition, identity, and the emergence of self

Let’s sit under the table a while and see how things look from there… I used to do that as a kid… I loved to lie under things and see how the world looked from different angles… I do it … Continue reading

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