This is Gabriel Making Sense of School

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This book review written by Caitlin Wray, originally appeared at her blog, Welcome to Normal, and is being reprinted with permission. Caitlin is a mother and blogger who advocates passionately for a culture of neurodiversity, on behalf of her magical little boy who has Aspergers, Sensory Processing Disorder, and gifted labels. She describes her mission as changing the […]

How to Plan for the Future for Your Child With Special Needs

by Shannon Des Roches Rosa on Mamapedia A lot of us like to put our hands over our ears and shout LA LA LA LA LA when asked to think about formulating a life care plan, because that means we’re envisioning our children with special needs having a future without us at their side. But […]

Sensory Classroom Tips & Communication with Teachers

by Haley Moss Hi everybody! Hope the beginning of school has been good to you and your children are adjusting well. As always, if you have ANY questions I can maybe answer, please feel free to write me! This month we are talking about teachers and autism as well as sensory challenges at school. Did […]

ADHD: Is This Over Diagnosed?

ADHD Could Be Misdiagnosed In Nearly 1 Million US Kids Say Researchers There is a plethora of information on the web about ADD/ADHD.  Books are being sold by the millions, psychologists are raking it in and pharmaceutical companies just keep putting more and more medications on the market padding the industry pockets.  Controversy over whether […]

Early Childhood Education – Acquiring Sign Language

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[fbshare] This guest post was co-written by Emily Patterson and Kathleen Thomas. They are Communications Coordinators for the Zionsville educational day care facility, a member of the AdvancED® accredited family of Primrose Schools (located in 16 states throughout the U.S.) and part of the network of Indiana educational day care preschools delivering progressive, early childhood, […]

Disaster Preparedness begins with COMMUNICATION!

by Louise Sattler September is Disaster Preparedness Month. It is probably not a coincidence that September was chosen given the history of the month with 9/11, anthrax, and the hurricane season. It also begs the question- Is you family prepared in the event of a disaster? The Red Cross, local Firefighters and many other state […]

Unlocking Autism, Part 1

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Over the years, my son’s (JJ) challenges have included low impulse control, poor concentration and processing issues. The kids at school knew what buttons to push getting JJ into trouble regularly. At 16 when JJ was suspended from school for low impulse control, this was a wake-up call. I was scared because at 18, if […]

Gluten Free Carrot Muffins and More

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There are many magnificent muffin recipes available.  A delicious autumn option is gluten free carrot muffins.  Muffins are a wonderful food to serve your family when prepared in a healthy manner. Unfortunately, most commercial muffins contain way too much fat,  sugars and preservatives.  Making muffins from scratch offers a healthy treat in more ways than […]

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