(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
Life in our household has been crazy. I have family staying with me, and it’s been a little crowded. It’s also been a learning experience. I now have my autism son, and an ADHD child to care for. It’s not everyday, only when his mom is working. This week, that’s been a . . . → Read More: Caring For An Autism Child and An ADHD Child
Maybe I am too sensitive. Maybe I take offense to things too easily. Maybe I am not. Maybe I should have stood up and said something. I didn’t. I was shocked, and angered. I simply stood up and walked out. Maybe you would have said something. Maybe what was said wouldn’t have . . . → Read More: Comparing Mentally Disabled to Prison
Happy Birthday to my son. He turned 14 yesterday. Last weekend, we went to the Fort Fisher Aquarium to celebrate his birthday. We do it every year. It’s a tradition. I’m beginning to believe that the tradition has run it’s course. He didn’t seem to enjoy it as much as he used . . . → Read More: Birthday at the Fort Fisher Aquarium and Autism Child Assessment
This year, my son and my daughter are both getting their First Penance and First Communion sacraments. My son is also going to get his Confirmation. I’m very excited about this. I went to my first parent workshop for my children’s First Penance and First Communion. I checked in and was given a folder . . . → Read More: Autism and Religious Education
Mom says school district changes autistic daughter’s IEP, balks at letting service dog come to school | www.WHEC.com. I saw this reported on this morning, and wanted to share. I’ve seen an increase in families having to fight to allow service dogs to accompany their child at school. It’s a new way . . . → Read More: School District Changes Autistic Child’s IEP To No Service Dog
I was selected to participate in the Kaplan Test Drive Program by Mom Central. Kaplan is an online tutoring program for children in grades K-8. I opted into this review because my daughter has been struggling in school, and I wanted to see if this would help.
Before starting the online tutoring lessons, my . . . → Read More: Kaplan Tutoring Test Drive Program
There’s no two ways about it: sending a child off to college is tough. Aside from monetary concerns like tuition, the dorm, books, and other living expenses, there is also the emotional strain of releasing your long-time dependent into the world on their own, knowing that this is their sink or swim moment and . . . → Read More: Autism and College: Make it Work for Your Special Needs Child