Category Archives: Distributed Learning

On the ABLEISM of Participation Marks

I was recently involved in an online discussion that has me considering that the common practice or focus on participation is often stacked against people who might participate or engage differently. When I encounter a situation where I am graded … Continue reading

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Packing and Unpacking: Distance Education and the Social Model of Disability

I am finally packed. Gah – I am so terrible at packing… It taxes my executive function because… anticipating… and predicting… and sorting… and organizing… and planning… and DECISIONS!! So now that this is done, I will tell you about … Continue reading

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1…2…3… Magic!! Christy Clark needs a time out!! #BCTF

Originally posted on Thirty Days of Autism:
87%… That is the result. I sit tonight on the brink of an abyss of sorts… and I stare into the darkness – with unknown demons on the move. It sounds like the…

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“Time to Listen”: Autism and the simplicity of relationships

It is the end of my day… I am home from work. It was a good day. I taught a little girl, who is struggling in so many areas, to tie her shoes… and it gave me goosebumps. I can … Continue reading

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Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table

There was another first for our 13-year-old this week. We worked with the wonderful team at H’s Distributed Learning School to update his Individual Education Plan (IEP) and for the first time ever H was there to take part. He … Continue reading

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Who ya gonna call? Autism, Distance Education, and Ghostbusters

H’s most recent interest (since April of this year) has been in building his own Ghostbusters backpack. He has been is watching how to videos on youtube that have been posted by other kids with similar proclivities toward creating pop … Continue reading

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Autism and Poetry: The restorative power of language, mindfulness, and a sensory break

For the past 3 years H has been involved in a 6-8 week Art/Science program held at the nearby Blue Heron Reserve. This is a wonderful hands-on enrichment opportunity that is offered annually by his DL school, and for a … Continue reading

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1…2…3… Magic!! Christy Clark needs a time out!!

87%… That is the result. I sit tonight on the brink of an abyss of sorts… and I stare into the darkness – with unknown demons on the move. It sounds like the setting for some cool video game that … Continue reading

Posted in Autism, BC Teachers Federation, Christy Clark, Diagnosis, Distributed Learning, Parent, Public Education, School Based Team Meetings, Special Education, Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments