Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Importance of Rules for a Child on the Spectrum

Rules, rules, rules.  We follow them without thinking and occasionally break them, but for you and me, they’re simply guideposts by which we live. For a child on the spectrum, rules establish the framework which governs his/her life.  As I … Continue reading

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Are Diversity and Inclusivity Being Embraced In the Corporate World?

Inclusive communities, inclusive schools, inclusive work force. Yes, all buzz words in the field of disabilities.  I think that many businesses and organizations “talk the talk” but how many truly “walk the walk”? After asking that question I was excited … Continue reading

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Oh, What Fun We Had!

Yesterday, my colleagues and I had the privilege to give a presentation at the 2014 VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference. The title of our talk was Digital Art at the Intersection of Arts and Special Education. It focused … Continue reading

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VSA – Here We Come!

Tomorrow is an exciting day!  We are traveling to Washington, D.C. to present Digital Art at the Intersection of Arts and Special Education.  Jude Shingle, Ann Ellison, Judy Stewart and I were honored to be selected to give this presentation. … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Beat The Beast?

Are you ready to beat the Beast on September 6th? On yesterday’s blog I shared true stories of athletes reaching out to children on the autism spectrum to encourage them to become active in football, hockey, surfing and soccer. These athletes recognize … Continue reading

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All Inclusive Sports – Fact or Fiction?

Who were you cheering for in the FIFA World Cup? Throughout the world, all attention was drawn to the final game. As I watch these elite athletes who have trained their entire lives to have the opportunity to be in … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go! New Study About Running and Helping Children with Autism

In past blogs, I discussed the importance of intense physical activity for children with autism and special needs. That’s why I was excited to read about a study with the Achilles International and Cigna Foundation to evaluate how running can … Continue reading

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