Tag Archives: friendship

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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Happy Valentine’s Day

Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day Did you know … ELBS students at the 2014 Valentine’s Day Dance The oldest surviving love poem was written on a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC. Not much is … 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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Our Students Get Giving

Emma – “Collecting pennies made me happy.” Jimmy N. – “Perfect. Counting money made me feel good. I’d like to do it again.” Kayla – Smiling she said “It felt good.” Jimmy S. – “Great. It was a pretty good … Continue reading

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Celebrating: One Woman’s Dream

A dream can be as individual as a fingerprint or as universal as a common prayer. For parents of a child with developmental disabilities, the dream may be for a child to speak or to walk. For an adult with … Continue reading

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Ask Yourself, “Am I Being Kind?”

It was Saturday.  Mass with Msgr. Kriegel was over and Ryan and I were heading home. Msgr. had spoken about being “kind” and “merciful,” his theme for the week. I was preparing to talk to Ryan about the concept, as … Continue reading

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