Sportsmanship and Mindblindness

An interesting idiosyncrasy for many on the autism spectrum is their inability to deal successfully with loosing at game-play. Now this is not even a little crying or yelling event. This can become a knock down drag out no holds

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Inclusion, Mainstreaming & the Least Restrictive Environment

As an advocate for children with special needs, I spend a lot of time discussing the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). As a parent of a child with special needs, I spend a lot of time thinking about inclusion. My hope

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Wide Awake

It’s been one of those nights. If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about. If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you really know. As much as I try to sleep and as much as

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The Fine Art of Walking on Eggshells

  For this writing I want you to try to think of the eggshells we have come to dread walking on as part of the process of making a fine omelette.  Way before you crack and whisk those eggs there

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Teen’s Sleep Problems Helped by Lifestyle Changes

  Is your teen always tired? Does your teen find it difficult to get going each morning and cannot stay focused on school work or homework? Is your teen anxious, depressed, and irritable? Has he difficulty making and keeping friends?

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Advocacy Training – A transformative experience for parents of special needs children

Advocacy is good for our kids, but many of didn’t realize that it is good for parents, too. A new study completed by doctoral student Michelle Reynolds for the University of Missouri cites that parents who take advocacy courses become

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