Repair, Realign, Restructure – The Three R’s of Special Needs Education

I just finished reading a remarkable post by the author John Elder Robison, Early Intervention or Not.  How Do We Decide? .  I had an opportunity to perform at The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the same conference Mr. Robison attended, and converse with a few professionals during the opening banquet. His insightful post brought me back … Continue reading Repair, Realign, Restructure – The Three R’s of Special Needs Education

The Developmental Corset of Therapy, and How to Break It

I recently read a wonderful post on BBC Ouch, by a guest blogger named Mark Neary.  In his blog, he wrote about how clinical jargon is used in his autistic son's life, and how sometimes that jargon actually diminishes people's perception of his son as a person. I have encountered this same use of clinical … Continue reading The Developmental Corset of Therapy, and How to Break It

Enough, Enough, Enough!!!! A Social Skills Lesson for the Neuro-typical World.

My morning routine is the most important routine of my day.  Every morning I eat a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, drink an 8 ounce glass of Hot Tea, and check my computer for weather and news updates.  After reading the news, I scan through Facebook and Twitter for updates from my friends.  If I … Continue reading Enough, Enough, Enough!!!! A Social Skills Lesson for the Neuro-typical World.