Category Archives: IEP

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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Problem Solver and Redefining Independence

After all our cleaning and culling and decluttering over the past little while, I was taking some things that we don’t need anymore to donate to the local women’s shelter. H and I had already done some running around earlier … Continue reading

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Autism and Thoughts on Written Output: Infinity Blade II… A review by H

Please note: This post has two sections: the first is H’s review, the second consists of an examination of written output for H and others who process differently. H is trying to teach me how to play “Infinity Blade II” … 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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Be the Change… Vectors of Autism at the SFU Alone Together Film Festival

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 … Continue reading

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Autism and Empathy… Guest Post

Tonight I spent the evening giving an autism presentation to a group of  SFU graduate students (who also happen to be K-12 educators). It was titled Thinking about Perspectives: Developing Perspective Taking and Social Understanding… and the fact that there … Continue reading

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School Based Teams, IEPs, and a Parent’s Journey with Autism

I have been reflecting over the past week about how important it is to me to share the experiences that I have had parenting a child on the Autism spectrum.  So many of them have been positive, and although they … Continue reading

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