(Press Release) On May 30, four guys began their journey of traveling 6,000 miles – an experience that will change them for a lifetime. It may seem like just another cross-country road trip to the west coast, but it couldn’t be further from ordinary. These four guys are part of “Guys Group,” . . . → Read More: Documentary About a Group with Special Needs
(Press Release)CONCORD, N.C. (April 30, 2014) – Today, SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium (SEA LIFE) launched a new creature educational program, Octopus Enrichment. The program is designed to mentally stimulate SEA LIFE’s resident Giant Pacific octopus, Ruby. With proper engagement, Giant Pacific octopuses can develop the mental capacity of a five-year-old.
During . . . → Read More: Octopus Enrichment Program Begins at SEA LIFE Aquarium
The last two weeks have been filled with snow and ice for us in the Carolinas. The kids enjoyed it, because it meant no school. For me, though, it means I have to play catch up with my blog. I’m in the middle of reading “Living autism day by day” by Pamela Bryson-Weaver. I . . . → Read More: I Hope Elsa Is Done Visiting Us
Mom in tears after police handcuff son, 9, at Ottawa school | CTV News. A 9 year old boy handcuffed at school brings an immediate response of shock and horror to most people. The idea of a child with autism being handcuffed isn’t something autism parents want to think about. When we hear about . . . → Read More: Mom in tears after police handcuff son, 9, at Ottawa school | CTV News
Playdates are beneficial for ALL children to practice critical social skills on which future relationships will be built. The benefits of playdates include: increasing confidence; improving social decision making; and practicing skills in an adult supervised yet natural setting. Playing together allows kids to be a part of the action vs. being quiet observers. . . . → Read More: Ten Tips for Playdates With Kids of All Abilities
I’m up late tonight. I can’t get my mind to shut down, so I decided to try putting all my thoughts into a blog post. I’ve had a few nights over the last few weeks, of having trouble sleeping. My main worry, however, isn’t those few nights. My main concern is that I’ve been . . . → Read More: Having Trouble Sleeping and Venting
My son has been doing really good in Boy Scouts. He enjoys being around the other kids, and loves when they go camping. He’s now at the point where he should be working on the Eagle Award. This is a big deal for Boy Scouts, and a difficult award to get. My . . . → Read More: Boy Scouts And Special Allowances
(Press Release) A study of Australian mothers’ attempts to access more appropriate schooling for their autistic children offers a new perspective on inclusive education policies and practices.
Writing in the International Journal of Inclusive Education, Rozanna Lilley of Macquarie University draws on the experiences of eight New South Wales families whose children needed . . . → Read More: Change schools – not students – for more inclusive education