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Cleaning the Aspie Room – Round Two

Ding, Ding… And we’re at it again… or maybe more like … still!! Four days ago I started a little project that was necessary so that I could move ahead with creating a much-needed office space for myself. I mentioned … Continue reading

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Welcoming Dissent… Self-advocacy, the communication hierarchy, and rethinking tone

My thinking and learning around the ideas and concepts of self-advocacy is being nudged by the work I am doing supporting educators in their inquiry projects in a Graduate Program entitled, Supporting Diverse Learners. I have been explaining the importance … Continue reading

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Strengths, Stretches, and Autism: More Lessons from the Thrift-Shop

H and I are the same in many ways: we don’t really like shopping or malls but we love the thrift shop with its lure of the find and the potential of treasure. Buying H’s clothes there means they are … Continue reading

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This child does not deserve to be painted with my stress… A Poem

Today is just one of those days… I’m working hard on slowing it down… letting go of my agenda… responding to what my kid is REALLY saying… and remembering to breathe deeply… because this child does not deserve to be … Continue reading

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Social Thinking at Work: A book review

Winner, M.G.,& Crooke, P. (2011) Social Thinking at Work. San Jose, CA.: Think Social, Inc., & North River Press. Part of my motivation for reviewing Social Thinking at Work is that I strongly believe we need to be spreading understanding … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Aspie Room: Aaack! Will we ever move on from this?

H is a collector! He is a collector of facts, like the Amazing Craig (H’s Dad) and like myself! And also like me… he is a collector of stuff! We both love thrift stores and the thrill of a treasure … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Conversation Unplugged: “Mom ~ I love you!!”

Today H and I  were heading into the big city. It was close to a two hour trip and we agreed to have a no technology drive. That meant no iPad, iPod or laptop in the car for H… and … 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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Dear, Dear Friend: A poem for the blogosphere

Dear, Dear Friend: I await your posts… They make me laugh                                                                                            …and cry They educate me They make me wonder It seems your words come with me on my journey                                                                                                                                                           with my beloved child Sometimes your words make me feel … Continue reading

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I’m on Healthy Place TV!! A Guest Interview about Autism

I have had the amazing opportunity to be interviewed on  Healthy Place: America’s Mental Health Channel. The interview is in two parts… and… yes, of course it is on the topic of autism. I hope you enjoy it: http://www.livestream.com/healthyplace/video?clipId=pla_951de949-9b9f-4c95-b8dd-43e2676ba3db&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb Thank … Continue reading

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