Monthly Archives: March 2016

Why “Go Blue” on April 2?

Tomorrow begins our month-long celebration of Autism Awareness. For the past seven years, we have worn the color blue on April 2nd in honor and recognition of April’s Autism month. Many people have asked me the question: “Why do we … Continue reading

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Monthly Research Updates

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 on a weekly basis, some of which seem more important … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Possibilities!

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers Youth Art Month at the national level. Festivities take place annually, traditionally each March, to celebrate visual arts for grades K – 12. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art … Continue reading

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As yesterday was World Poetry Day, I thought I would share a poem about Ryan. I hope you enjoy! I smiled thinking back to memories of days gone by. ~ Maureen If you knew me… You would know that the … Continue reading

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The BNI Shamrock

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As you walk the halls of our school today, you will see every shade of green that you can imagine. Yes, it is a fun day for both students and staff! However, it’s a day rooted … Continue reading

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Acceptance

I was truly moved while reading a blog written by Daniel Anderson for Cerebral Palsy month. Whether one experiences cerebral palsy, autism, or another developmental disability, the core of his message is true for all: we all want to love, be … Continue reading

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The Puzzle Continues…

As I thought about writing a “Women in History” blog, my mind wandered to a recent article I read about why girls with autism are diagnosed later, and less frequently, than boys. From my own experience, our classrooms with children with … Continue reading

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Adaptive Equipment Gives Freedom

The impact of technology on communication and mobility cannot be underestimated. Doors have been opened that ten years ago would have remained closed. I’ve touched upon the use of the GoTalk devices in our school in an earlier blog; today, … Continue reading

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The R-Word

I decided to do my post today instead of tomorrow because today is “Spread the Word to End the Word” day, a day dedicated to eliminating the use of the R-word. Last year, I talked about what led up to … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss

One of my favorite children’s authors is Dr. Seuss. Many years ago, we began celebrating Dr. Seuss Week in our school. We invite community leaders to join us and read their favorite Dr. Seuss book. In addition, each day we … Continue reading

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