Monthly Archives: August 2015

#throwbackthursday – Elizabeth Lee Black School!

As we get ready to welcome students back this Monday, I can’t help but reflect on so many of the years gone by. With our first classroom at Lakeview Hospital in the early 50s, to our original school building in … Continue reading

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Back to School Tips for Parents

Over the past three years, I’ve written a number of blogs on tips to prepare your child for going back to school (You can read them here, here, and here). Today I thought I would focus on how you as … Continue reading

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Teaching Social Skills

Did you know that kindergarten-aged children who share, cooperate, and are helpful are more likely to have a college degree and a job 20 years later, compared to those who lack these social skills in early life? In the past, … Continue reading

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Friendship & Autism

As this week is National Friendship Week, I thought I would use this topic to take a deeper look into autism and friendship, specifically some of the challenges many children and families experience. Of course, the first caveat is “if … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Interview with Malva Tarasewicz

Malva Freymuth Tarasewicz is an accomplished author and mother to Benjamin, a young adult with autism. Her book, Benjamin Breaking Barriers: Autism – A Journey of Hope, is compelling and full of great ideas. She has since started a blog … 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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How Our Country Feels about Intellectual Disabilities…

In July, Maria Shriver’s foundation released The Shriver Report Snapshot: Insight into Intellectual Disabilities in the 21st Century. This report shared the results of an online poll, conducted within the United States, after surveying a total of 2,021 adults ages … Continue reading

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