Category Archives: Teacher

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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Busy… Thinking about Perspectives

This past Friday I had the honour of speaking to my colleagues at the BCTELA (BC Teachers of English Language Arts) Provincial Conference. It was exciting to share my presentation entitled:  Perspective-Taking and Social Understanding Through Story: Literature based activities … 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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Listening to Autism: A letter from Mrs. Teacher Lady

The following post has been written by an adult woman with whom I have had the privilege to correspond. She recently contacted me to share how reading other perspectives impacts her in a positive way. I asked her if she … Continue reading

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Out on a limb and taking risks: Aaaaaaack!!

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.                             ~Pablo Picasso Today I did something amazing… But first, I do need to confess that I am deathly afraid of … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Big Things: perhaps my shadow traits are showing

This week I am leaving my lovely spring dappled little town on the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada – and heading down to the icy cold of Northern Arizona. Yes! You read that correctly! In my little town, spring is no … Continue reading

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Flappiness Is… a Guest Post, Autism Awareness and the Ageless Wisdom of Margaret Mead!

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead ~ Thirty Days of Autism is one year old today: Happy Birthday Dear little blog!! We have close to … Continue reading

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The Wing: Tales from an Autistic Childhood

When they were children, The Amazing Craig and his brother were the kind of trouble that I can only imagine: double-trouble, creative, full of vision, and fearless. When Craig was around 10 he learned about flight and lift and aerodynamics … Continue reading

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Defining Normal: Who Says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives…

Defining Normal: Who says I want to fit in… thinking about perspectives Originally Posted on April 17, 2011 – This post has been republished as part of the Define “Normal” Blogging Challenge started by my wonderful blogging friend Renata over at … Continue reading

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The Musical Advocacy Project: Supporting Public Education and the Rights of Workers

So… sometimes my life seems to be cruising along pretty smoothly… and then something goes completely sideways. I am not particularly phased by this; it is one of the things that parenting a child on the Autism spectum has gifted … Continue reading

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