Here We Go Again- The IEP Carousel by Jane Hotvedt

Here We Go Again – The IEP Carousel Interesting day, today… I started out with a meeting regarding son 6 and his IEP. For the uninitiated, IEP is Individualized Education Plan (which, by it’s very definition, should be, you know…individual.).

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Our first Guest Blogger Eric ” Walking in My Shoes” Journey of Acceptance

Each and everyone have a different experience of how they live with someone who is autistic. My personal experience with my son has been humbling. But maybe that’s just me. I remember when my son was born, my heart exploded,

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Summer Fun: With Challenges by Jane Hotvedt

Summer Fun : With Challenges It’s been a week since my last post. We’re into the first week of summer vacation, and preparations for everybody’s activities are on. Now, with a crew the size of ours, that’s a lot of

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Reflections Approaching Graduation – by Jane

Reflections Approaching Graduation Today, I have a meeting at the school, for son 2′s performance review, in which the district justifies his graduation despite goals unmet. That sounds a bit extreme, perhaps, but it’s the process. His unmet goals include

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May is Mental Health Month – Educate – Stomp the Stigma

The Isolation of Families With Mental Illness I can’t think of anything more painful or more heart wrenching than that of the day to day life of a parent of a child with a serious mental illness. This is not

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A Hero’s Journey – Autism and your child

I happen to love the movie Troy. Apart from the fact that I am an amateur ancient historian, well at least in my own mind, I love how the story is a play on Homer’s Iliad. In this film epic

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