TRUE FAITH – THE ABCs of STARTING S2C

TRUE FAITH – THE ABCs of STARTING S2C PLAY THIS SONG WHILE YOU READ THIS BLOG Warning: My blogs from this point forward might come with background music if you don’t mind. Today, it’s TRUE FAITH by New Order, one of my favorite 80’s bands.  This is my “new beginnings” song, and it reminds me […]

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A Boy Like Me, a Netflix Series and 2 podcasts

A Boy Like Me, a Netflix Series and 2 podcasts A Third part to the series on Neuromedia 2021 Part 1 – Curated blogs – for core concepts in Disability Justice and Neurodiversity.   Part 2  Neuromedia  Summer 2021 Book Recommendations  We open our final installment of the three-part neuromedia 2021 campaign with a review of […]

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Got Power?

Got Power? by Deborah Spengler A few weeks ago, I-ASC held its Motormorphosis Virtual Picnic and I have got to say that every one of the presentations was exceptional! So much so, that one of them, “The Elephant in the Room” presented by Noah Seback and Keri Delport, inspired me to finally get around to […]

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Upside Down…In A Good Way

Upside Down…In A Good Way by Gregory Tino   Four years ago my life got turned upside down….in a good way.  Yes, autism and I were so happy, but it was stressful too. Yes, autism and I were anxious, but in a good way. Yes, autism and I thought life would never be the same, and it […]

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Books used to be part of my prison

Books used to be part of my prison. Books used to be part of my prison.  Rows and rows of books meant for five-year-olds filled my bookshelves and reinforced the “experts’ ” views that I should be taught the simplest concepts over and over and over… Every time I read those books out loud and I […]

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The Self-Care You Need

The Self-Care You Need  starting with this 8-minute read!  In many parts of the United States, Covid restrictions are either easing or have all but ended. For many, life, as we knew it prior to the arrival of Covid-19, is slowly returning. But for countless others, Covid continues to dominate every aspect of daily life. […]

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Fleeing the world of silence

Fleeing the world of silence How can early childhood education centers be more inclusive to children with disabilities? I was asked to share my experience and give my suggestions with a few of my nonspeaking friends at Autism Inclusion Training for early childhood educators last year. This is my speech. Good morning ladies, gentlemen, and non-binary members […]

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I WANT TO BE A PAPERBACK READER!

I WANT TO BE A PAPERBACK READER! Developing the motor skills for reading books. Written and read by Giorgena Sarantopoulos Books were my pass to personal freedom. – Oprah Winfrey Books!  Who doesn’t love them?  Enfolding oneself in a good story can have an effect on the whole body: masterfully crafted sentences can stir and […]

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Neuromedia Summer 2021

Neuromedia Summer 2021 Curated blogs – for core concepts in Disability Justice and Neurodiversity. Ann Jusino, Lakshmi Rao Sankar, Monica van Schaik When we launched the first Neuroliterature Summer Campaign in 2020 we focused on the fact that there were not enough authors, stories, books, and characters who were neurodivergent. While the world was turning […]

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Words With Friends

Words With Friends As a young child, I knew that I was different. But I didn’t understand why or how. What I did see, too clearly, was that other kids didn’t want to have anything to do with me. And that crushed me. I had my loving sisters, but I still felt so rejected and […]

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