Tag Archives: self-advocacy

Social Hangover…

Anyone else have a social hangover? Fortunately, Craig and I are on the same page. He says we should just hole up in our burrow and embrace the priorities of Hobbits… (Well, maybe really geeky Hobbits…) Second breakfasts… Tweensies… Afternoon … Continue reading

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I am H…This is Autism

Related Posts: • Nurturing Neurodiversity: I cannot stop the Sea • Adding the I to IEP: H is at the table ___________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for … Continue reading

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A conversation with my Dad: Buffers, Limits, and Approximating Perfection

I have at times found myself stretched thin; a brittle husk of stress – somehow hollow and too full at the same time. I have felt this with my work as a special education teacher,  I have felt this as … Continue reading

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MosaicYoda and Autistic Empowerment

Autistic self-advocates have perspectives we need to understand Autistic self-advocates have perspectives we need to understand Sometimes the planets just seem to align… I won the cool program (Photo Mosaic) from Deanne Shoyer, who has a plethora of resources over … Continue reading

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‘Dear Teacher: A letter from H’ …Listening to Autism 13-year-old Style

Earlier this fall my 13-year-old son gave a presentation to my school staff (also his school) about autism, entitled “Dear Teacher: A Letter From H” and thus had the opportunity to teach teachers at his school about the way he … 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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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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Vectors of Autism and Alone Together: thoughts on extending social understanding

The theme of the SFU film festival was Alone Together… and how in the midst of an urban environment people can still feel isolated, solitary, and disconnected.  It is interesting that concept can be extended to have meaning the context … Continue reading

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Yours, Mine and Ours: autism, self-advocacy, and setting limits

Originally posted on Thirty Days of Autism:
I have been thinking about limits: the edges of ourselves… that place where we interface with the world. Our limits and where we set them are the control valves for our emotional, social,…

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Disclosing Autism at Work: Strategies and Supports from Karla’s ASD Page

Learning about Self-advocacy: I have recently been occupied with the ideas and complexities of self-advocacy and disclosure for H (and others). I am accompanying H on his journey – but it is not my journey. As I am connecting with … Continue reading

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