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Nelson Mandela – A Champion of People with Disabilities

Did you know that Nelson Mandela was not only a hero of democracy, but he was a champion of people with disabilities?  As I began reading about Nelson Mandela following his passing, I learned that when he left his role … Continue reading

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The 1 Action You Must Take!

Voting is the one action essential to your future and the future of your child and all children, especially those children and adults with disabilities. Ryan and I were at the polls this morning ready to cast our vote. We … Continue reading

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The Journey to Employment: Celebrating NDEAM

Mike Shultz, a former early intervention student, who attended preschool at ELBS, went on to graduate from Central High and has been employed at Plastek for one year recently shared his journey to employment.  A dream come true! He is … Continue reading

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UPDATE: All About Autism Introduces Revised Resources

Fall brings a change in season. It’s often a time to clean, organize the garage and reorganize our wardrobe as we prepare for the winter season.  In the same spirit, I decided to revisit and update important resources for those … Continue reading

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Start the School Year with a ‘Thank You’

 As I await the sounds of the students walking our halls and the artwork to drape the walls, I’m thinking of our faculty and staff returning today preparing for a new school year. We are so fortunate to have such … Continue reading

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Best Buddies: A Student’s View

I had the privilege to chat with Joe about his experience at the Best Buddies Leadership conference and couldn’t wait to share my interview with him. I hope you are as encouraged by him as I am. How was the conference? … Continue reading

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Autism & The DSM-5: Doorstop or Diagnostic Tool?

The definition of autism has evolved over the years. I remember teaching (many years ago) when children who are now considered on the spectrum were diagnosed as “mentally retarded with autistic tendencies”. Then DSM-IV was published in 1994, and we … Continue reading

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