Why do we go to school?

Why do we go to school? Is it to go to magical places? Is it to make friends? Is it to keep kids off the streets? Is it to give Mom and Dad a rest? Or someplace for the kids to go while she/he works? Is it only to learn to read and write? When our country was founded,...

The Animal School| Inclusion and Universal Design

  Many people have a hard time understanding the concepts of independence vs. interdependence, inclusion, multiple intelligences and cooperative learning. I thought a revision of The Animal School by George Reavis might explain it all.* THE ANIMAL SCHOOL Once...

A Mother’s Hopes for her Sons

Summer Activities| A Mother’s Hope for Her Sons with and without disabilities NOTE: This is when Tommy was 13 and Aaron 14 years old. Is summer different for kids with and without disabilities? This summer Tommy, my 13 year old son, … • Went to 2 weeks of Boy Scout...

America the Beautiful| Through the Autism Car Window

Hi Everyone. Getting ready for a vacation? Thought you might like to read about the family trip that changed our lives. Oh, Beautiful for spacious skies… From the moment I was pregnant, my husband Tom dreamed of the day he could retrace his childhood trip out...

Autism: a lot more needed than “awareness”

xxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx xxxx xxx April is Autism Awareness Month     Is Autism just the Disability du Jour?   April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. In the US the month of April is “Autism Awareness...