Tag Archives: friends

Friendship Abounds at Connections Camp

“My child was not successful at the local summer day camps. What can you offer me?”  Fourteen years ago a small group of parents of children with high functioning autism/Asperger’s approached me and asked me to help them find a … Continue reading

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There’s Nothin’ Better Than A Good Old Fashion’ Friend

The latest report released by the CDC indicating one in 68 8-year- olds has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has everyone talking. This 30% increase since 2012 tells me that every elementary classroom probably has one child on the spectrum.  Looking … Continue reading

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A Boy With Autism Is Increasing Autism Awareness One Necklace At A Time

Earlier in the month I wrote about the challenges children with disabilities have in making friends.  Sadly, I look back over Ryan’s school years and remember that in those 12 years he was invited to two birthday parties of his … Continue reading

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Calling All Friends – It’s Make A Friend Day!

“It’s hard to make friends when you’re different,” says AJ Starr. As we acknowledge today as “Make A Friend Day” I sadly report that too few children with disabilities have friends.  However, we know that typical children who regularly interact … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Talk Turkey

There were the smells of wonderfully rich things cooking –the pervasive scent of the sizzling turkey, the touch of the linen napkins at the table, and the cool smoothness of the “twice a year China” and heavy silver settings.  Sounds … Continue reading

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