Tag Archives: hope

This Teacher will Rail Against Injustice

We (BC Teachers) are in the midst of negotiations – at the table with a government that is unwilling to negotiate. We are at stage two of a three stage plan of action – which currently involves rotating strikes. We … Continue reading

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30 Days of Autism to ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers': a letter to my son #AutismPositivity2012

To ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers/Autism': A letter to my son I have written three posts over the past few days… none of them this one. I have worried about saying the wrong thing, offering useless platitudes, or trite … Continue reading

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The Musical Advocacy Project: Supporting Public Education and the Rights of Workers

So… sometimes my life seems to be cruising along pretty smoothly… and then something goes completely sideways. I am not particularly phased by this; it is one of the things that parenting a child with autism has gifted me. I am … Continue reading

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Appreciate the small moments…

I have walked by the river a number of times this past week, accompanied by my thoughts, my camera, and my enthusiastic side-kick, Finnegan the Labradoodle. I have contemplated long and with mixed feelings some summative thoughts to end 2011. … Continue reading

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13: These Children Give me Hope

H turned 13 this week. Today is his party. In the past H’s Birthday Party has been a themed event that took me weeks to plan. The theme was based on his current area of interest and was meticulously designed … Continue reading

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Who am I? This is far more complicated than anticipated…

So I have been challenged by a blogger friend of mine to write a theme post: Who Am I… and I love a challenge! But now I am sitting here wondering if this should include a question mark as punctuation, … Continue reading

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Michelle Garcia Winner and Amazing Social Thinking Strategies: I ❤ this stuff! (via Thirty Days of Autism)

Last fall I went to a conference on Preparing for Transitions to Adulthood and Beyond… with Michelle Garcia Winner. I just love the work she is doing with Social Thinking: I love the work this enables me to do with … Continue reading

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Enlightenment and the passing of time (via Thirty Days of Autism)

You know… I was reading one of my old journals the other day (a recurrent theme of late, methinks) and I came across an entry from when we first were learning of the diagnosis of autism for H. The entry … Continue reading

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Michelle Garcia Winner and Amazing Social Thinking Strategies: I ❤ this stuff!

Last fall I went to a conference on Preparing for Transitions to Adulthood and Beyond… with Michelle Garcia Winner. I just love the work she is doing with Social Thinking: I love the work this enables me to do with … Continue reading

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Enlightenment and the passing of time

You know… I was reading one of my old journals the other day (a recurrent theme of late, methinks) and I came across an entry from when we first were learning of the diagnosis of autism for H. The entry … Continue reading

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