Monthly Archives: March 2014

How Are You Going To Light It Up Blue?

What are you going to do to shine a light on autism? Each April 2nd we celebrate Light It Up Blue in commemoration of the United Nations sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. This is a unique global initiative that kicks … Continue reading

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Time To Get Your Game Face On

Register now!  The 2nd annual Barber Beast on the Bay and Maureen Riazzi Adaptive Course for persons with disabilities will be held Saturday, September 6th at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA.  The adaptive, 1.2 mile course begins at … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Friday was World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).  Why celebrate WDSD?   We want to promote awareness and understanding, seek international support and achieve dignity, equal rights and a better life for people with Down Syndrome.   It is hoped that the activities … Continue reading

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Startling New Report: Obesity Among Teens With Autism

I was startled to read the latest report from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on the rate of obesity among teens with intellectual disabilities and autism: 13.1% of teenagers without developmental disabilities 20% of teenagers with intellectual … Continue reading

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200 and Counting!

My 200th blog!  I have been read by 11,821 visitors from over 113 countries.  Some of the topics that I have written on include: My Journey I Have Autism: Ryan’s View Is Your Child Being Bullied? Overcoming Communication Barriers with … Continue reading

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Words Do Hurt! Join Us To End The R-Word!

I was planning on writing my blog today on ending the r-word.  In my research I came across a short video written by a mom that explains what the word means to her.  This video is more powerful than any word … Continue reading

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How Are You Celebrating Read Across America?

Which American writer has had the greatest impact on children’s literature?  His birthday, March 2nd, is the date that is annually designated as Read Across America day.  Yes, you’re right – it is Dr. Seuss! As we began planning Dr. … Continue reading

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