Student rewards…that aren’t junk food!
Have I mentioned that I’m tired of all the junk food at my daughter’s elementary school? And I am not talking about what they’re serving in the cafeteria. I am talking about the junk food
The difference between IEPs and 504 plans
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans are similar but different. See how they compare in what they provide and the processes and laws involved.
The Benefits of Assessing Learning Styles of Your Students and Intervening Early
This article discusses the benefits of assessing the learning styles of students early on and using them reduce the number of special education referrals.
Stimtastic Chewable Jewelry, Stim Toys and Fidgets
Stimtastic is affordable stim toys, chewable jewelry and fidgets for Autistic adults and teens (and kids too!). Owned by an Autistic person, Stimtastic celebrates stimming as a natural part of life on the spectrum.
Some siblings of people with autism have troubles as adults | Spectrum | Autism Research News
Some siblings of people with autism struggle in adulthood with employment, relationships and mental health, according to new research.
Fashion lines designed for people with Down's syndrome
Ashley DeReamus and her mother Connie from Hoover, Alabama, have founded Ashley By Design, one of two new fashion lines designed specifically for people with Down syndrome.
The Everyday Advocate
The Everyday Advocate book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. As an individual rights attorney and parent of an autistic chi...
Active Acceptance: Why Does It Matter?
When it comes to opposing the cure culture and tragedy rhetoric that perpetuates the dehumanization and abuse of autistic people, some people ask, Why does it matter? Most of the people who ask me on...
Day #30 – Social Cues
You may have already noticed that I use the term ‘social cues’ in this blog. Of all things we experience with our child on the spectrum, this could be the most difficult. What are soc…
'Anti-shake' spoon allows Parkinson's sufferers to eat soup again
Google has purchased the rights to the 'Liftware' spoon (pictured). Electronics in the handle can cancel out shakes and tremors by 70 per cent.
An Open Letter to Jerry Seinfeld
Dear Jerry, I feel I may call you Jerry now, instead of Mr. Seinfeld, for you have declared that you are one of us: those on the autism spectrum. That means you have declared yourself to be a membe…