Category Archives: perspective of others

Expressions of PosAutivity #AutismPositivity2014

So excited to announce… (insert drumroll) The Third Annual Autism Positivity Flashblog on April 30th, 2014!! Join us in honouring diverse forms of communication and in celebrating Autism Acceptance and we will once again flood Google with positive messages about Autism.  … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fringes: A Poem

_________________________________________________________ 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 (2014) This post is participating … Continue reading

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Who is calmer? A survey by H

This post is by H. We had one of our long drives into the city the other day and had lots of fun discussing various things, some very serious – some silly. H thought it would be great fun to … Continue reading

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The Great Chicago TASH Adventure

I am sitting now in the airport, awaiting my flight home to Vancouver via Portland. It is a welcomed quiet; an empty space to pull together my thinking and reflect upon the many ways I have been nudged and influenced … Continue reading

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Mom, do you want to learn about the game Portal? Co-creating Conceptual Frameworks

H: Mom – do you want to learn about the game Portal? Me: Sure! (considered pause) Me: Wait a second – what does that mean? Will you tell me about it for five minutes or will I have to commit … Continue reading

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Good Question: Do geese know how to read?

I have been cleaning and culling and going through tonnes of stuff of late – and I every once in a while I come across a little treasure. The other day, in the midst of my organizing effort, I found … Continue reading

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Two Little Girls

Today I am at a District Student Services Training for Special Education Teachers and others, which is hosted in the multipurpose room of one of our elementary schools. There have been marvelous conversations and dialogues around supporting diverse learners, building … Continue reading

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Cultivating Advocacy: Understanding Neurodiversity and Strength-based Perspectives for Educators

On October 25 I will be presenting at the BCTELA (British Columbia Teachers of English Language Arts) Provincial Conference. This is a fabulous opportunity to share with educators the voices and perspectives of Autistic people – via the documentary ‘Vectors … Continue reading

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Profoundly Logical: I didn’t hear you

In exasperation: “Hey H, I already asked you to do this!” “I didn’t hear you…” “I know… that is why I am mad!” “I can’t hear you because I am not hearing you.” (pause) “I didn’t hear you because I … Continue reading

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Horror B Films, Empathy, and Indignation!

I have mentioned before that H is really into Horror B Movies and that he is working on making one of his own. H is The kid who knows who Stanley Kubrick is: Dreaming Big. He is always working on props … Continue reading

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