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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