Monthly Archives: June 2015

A Different Way to Read

I was fascinated to learn about a reading program that improves brain connectivity in students with autism. Ryan was an early reader. He had a very large sight vocabulary by age 4. However, as he moved into primary grades, I … Continue reading

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What I Want You To Know About Me…

After I read this blog, I thought back to Ryan’s school years. Every August, I would meet with his new teachers and review a list we created called, “The Top Ten Things to Know About Ryan Carey.” I always walked … Continue reading

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Celebrating Dads

Father’s Day is always bittersweet for me. Certainly, I have many good memories of my father. Unfortunately, he passed away when I was in college so the time I had to spend with him was short. When that Sunday in … Continue reading

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Summer Safety!

Now that summer is finally upon us, I wanted to share a few tips that might make your days more carefree as you spend more time outdoors (at last!) New to the neighborhood? Summer can be a good time to … Continue reading

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“Can You Be Cured?”

One of the questions that I’m almost always asked when I talk about autism is: “Is there a cure?” Because it’s important to note that autism is a spectrum disorder and that there are children who are very mildly impacted … Continue reading

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Teaching Empathy

I had the opportunity yesterday to watch a video by Temple Grandin. She began by discussing her process of learning, which involved being taught each individual skill, from emotional response to academic instruction. I have often made the same comment … Continue reading

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Autism Research Updates

Although it may not always seem to be the case, scientists and researchers are constantly uncovering more information related to autism, offering insights into the origins, possible causes and even at times potential cures. I come across dozens of articles … Continue reading

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Graduation!

Last night was a very special night in the Elizabeth Lee Black School. Nearly 60 students graduated from our Early Childhood program, Pre-K counts, Preschool, or approved private school. Many of these children I have known since they began their … Continue reading

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Will you Stand Up?

In 1996, over 300,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC to stand together for a movement – to Stand for Children. Every year on June 1st, the nation rallies together to acknowledge that we need … Continue reading

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