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Beyond IEPs: Eight Ways Parents Can Help Advocate for Children with Autism

Beyond IEPs: Eight Ways Parents Can Help Advocate for Children with Autism 1. Schedule a meeting with school district administrators to let them know how things are going and to share your ideas. You probably have already cultivated positive relationships

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Mindblindness, Obstinancy, Aspies and Adolescence

Sometime you wonder whether your child will ever get the little nuances that are necessary in order to get through life. There are times when everything seems to be going quite well that I fool myself into thinking that hey…maybe

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Four Things To Double Check On A Written IEP

Because IEPs are ultimately a very human process, mistakes are bound to happen. Despite a few horror stories about lazy case workers and perfidious administrators, most IEP irregularities result from ineffective note-taking or simple oversight. The best way to avoid mistakes on the

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The Life Unexpected – The One You Were Meant To Have

As little girls we played house and created a world with the perfect home, husband and child. Pretending to be a mom was a world with aprons, easy bake ovens, high heel shoes and pretty red lipstick. We knew this

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A Smooth Transition To School Starts In The Spring

Are your summer months marred by a child’s anxious questions about his next school term? Is the first day of school marked by tears and tantrums? Is the Fall term at school a failure due to stomach aches, headaches resulting

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Don’t Call Them Boys With Aspergers – Call Them Boys!

When I was asked to write this article about what our life is like in raising two young men with Aspergers Syndrome, I started to think about just what that meant. What did it mean to raise a child with

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