Category Archives: ESE Public Awareness

Humor in the IEP Process

It is IEP season in our home. We have meetings, conferences and Functional Behavioral Assessments. This is a stressful season for me. Today, I saw this on Facebook. I think I will be using this technique to deal with the … Continue reading

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The Connecticut School Shooting and Autism

Yesterday, a 20 year old man walked into an elementary school and killed 20 children and 6 adults. The story is heartrending and tragic beyond discription. My heart aches for the parents and families of those who died. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Because it’s not just Asperger’s….

Because it’s not just Aspergers… School always highlights the struggles of having a high functioning child. Daniel seems pretty normal. Maybe I am just saying that because I am his mother and around him all the time and so he … Continue reading

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The Higher Education Bubble

Recently, I was reading an article on TechCrunch by Sarah Lacey entitled: “Peter Thiel: We’re in a Bubble and It’s Not the Internet. It’s Higher Education.” In a nutshell, Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, has fairly accurately predicted the bursting … Continue reading

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Developmental Milestone, Are They Cultural? and Judging Behaviors (James Williams Part II)

“I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” – Booker T. Washington Previously, I … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Learned Helplessness…

Last night, Daniel’s progress report finally made it into my hands… several weeks late. It was late because Daniel didn’t want me to see it. The news wasn’t all bad. In three classes his grade had actually improved. However, in … Continue reading

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James Williams at Lamarque Elementary – Part I

Several weeks ago I attended a lecture by James Williams. I have decided to break the lecture into three parts. Today I will discuss Mr. Williams’ introduction: It’s All Made Up I walked into the cafeteria of a local elementary … Continue reading

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