Spelling Out What Best Practice Is All About

Spelling Out What Best Practice Is All About   Think of a time when you took on a new endeavor or set out to learn a new skill. Whatever situation comes to mind, there’s a good chance you would want to find out what others have done in order to find the best approach. Who […]

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Becoming Real: The Velveteen Parent/Child Partnership

Becoming Real: The Velveteen Parent/Child Partnership Written by Elizabeth Zielinski “Real isn’t how you are made. It’s a thing that happens to you.” For as long as I can remember, my favorite children’s book has always been The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams. First published in 1922, it chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit’s desire to […]

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Brent Sullivan – Navigating Life Like a Champ

Brent Sullivan – Navigating Life Like a Champ Brent Sullivan is being recognized as one of I-ASC’s Influencer Spellebrities. The words and reflections I share with you today are a compilation of what Brent shared with me live in our zoom interview as well as through an email exchange. I started off by asking Brent: […]

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Nonspeaking Autistics Can No Longer Show Restraint about Restraints

Nonspeaking Autistics Can No Longer Show Restraint about Restraints The recent release of Sia’s movie Music has stirred controversy and debate with and among the nonspeaking autistic community: my community. The uproar has subsided, but the conversation should not. So let’s talk.  As a neurotypical: What if your actions were so misconstrued that you were […]

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MOTORIETY? What the hack is that????

MOTORIETY? What the hack is that???? You may have noticed that we at I-ASC love to a) create new words (like, all the time), and b) create new resources to serve the “Spellerverse”, and beyond!  In this spirit, we are happy to announce our latest offering: MOTORIETY!!!  “What now?”, you may ask.  Read on, as […]

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Marcus Bolande – Blazing trails in two different countries

Marcus Bolande – Blazing trails in two different countries I had the opportunity to interview yet another Spellebrity who I didn’t realize had ties to my Canadian heritage! Marcus and his dad joined me to chat so that we could learn more about what makes this Spellebrity tick! ~Dana Marcus, thank you so much for […]

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An open letter to my son’s skeptics

An open letter to my son’s skeptics: Let me cut right to the chase:  no, he won’t do a message passing test for you. He has proven himself to different clinical experts on multiple occasions, and to continue to demand that he do so again and again is both psychologically damaging and discriminatory. For those […]

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Be a “Pyg”-The Expectancy Effect & Presuming Competence

Be a “Pyg”-The Expectancy Effect and Presuming Competence Once upon a time, in a faraway land called Greece, there lived a sculptor named Pygmalion. Pygmalion had had little luck with women and had vowed never to entertain their company again-instead, he chose to put all of his energy into his work.   He dedicated himself to […]

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The WE Behind CRP

The WE Behind CRP   February has long been associated with the celebration of love and relationships. The people we value and care about most is what life is all about! And the beauty behind such partnerships is that they come in many different forms. Life is complex and highly supportive relationships are vital to […]

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Be Mine – Relationships and Regulation

Be Mine – Relationships and Regulation February is observed as the month of love as we celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th. This day is when you can show those who you love the most how special they are to you. It is also a day I feel was created by Hallmark so that we […]

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