Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Speller & Allies Advocacy Network   Image of large mass of people marching. Three people are carrying posters of George Floyd, a Black man with short black hair and a beard.    In June 2020, following the death of George Floyd, we felt it was important to say something in support of […]

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Gratitude: More Than Just an Attitude

Gratitude: More Than Just an Attitude It’s November and Thanksgiving is upon us, which means, if you’re on social media, you’re likely seeing a lot of gratitude posts already. This year there is even a gratitude challenge that specifies a specific category in which you must post about what you’re grateful, down to texture and […]

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Akha Khumalo – Wishing every autistic person could have one wonderful friend

Akha Khumalo – Wishing every autistic person could have one wonderful friend I recently had the unique opportunity to interview one of I-ASC’s younger Spelltember Spellebrities, Akha Khumalo. Nominated as an Ambassador for his advocacy, Akha was the first speller in South Africa to start a blog. In My Own Words.  Readers will quickly find […]

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When not to express gratitude

When not to express gratitude   The neuroscience behind the practice of gratitude is tremendously compelling for our community. At the unconscious and limbic level, it inhibits the sympathetic response system that activates anxiety and its attendant flight, fight and freeze responses. At a cognitive level, it creates alternate pathways for our thoughts to travel […]

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