Lately I have been so busy – I can hardly tell which side is up. I mentioned I was too busy to blog to my friend Ariane at Emma’sHopeBook and we brainstormed a few ideas. Here is a depiction of our best collaborative effort:
Too busy to blog – but I’m still here!!!
PS. Please comment freely!!!
Did you think I could stop there??
Um ya… about that… Less is definitely NOT more!
This post might not be terribly witty, eloquent, or well crafted – but I am convinced that it is by taking action and DOING that we will make change in this world. Hence, and probably not surprisingly, I do have some other stuff to share.
So here is what has been keeping me busy:
I am back at work, after a lovely summer, and although I said goodbye to that freedom with some regrets – there was also a longing for the structure of routine that work brings. Certainly, it is a stressful time of year – but I love LOVE my job supporting students and their families with special education needs.
Last night I met with an inspiring group of teacher researchers at the university. I am starting my second year of mentoring/working to support these educators in their teacher inquiry projects in a Field Studies Graduate Program: Supporting Diverse Learners. What’s not to love about that!
Last week I was honoured to be a guest speaker at our local autism society, where I gave a presentation on IEPs (Individual Education Plans) and Effective Advocacy. A shout out to them and appreciation for the wonderful work they are doing in our community.
AND… *insert drum roll*
The spectacular film Vectors of Autism: a documentary about Laura Nagle is an ‘official selection’ of the Simon Fraser University Alone Together Film Festival. The screening will take place this coming Saturday, September 22, at 7:00 – 9:00 at the SFU Surrey Campus Theatre.
I am so proud to be a part of this project. I can hardly keep my socks on!!
For those of you who might live in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland – I extend an invitation to this free event and would love to see you there!!
Here is a link to more information about the festival: http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/community-summit/summit-events/film-festival.html
If you are unable to make it to the screening you might want to consider purchasing this powerful film from the Vectors of Autism link above. It’d make a fabulous Christmas gift, or a useful addition to your school’s resources. Act fast: for a short time there is a special deal to get a SNARFLY t-shirt as well.
Be the change…
30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.
© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2012)