Category Archives: Education

Subtle Changes

I love finding things that have a meaning or an impact that go far beyond immediate appearances. I found one this morning. Today was Day 5 of my son’s new school program and I drove him for a before school … Continue reading

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Building Walls

This isn’t a post about constructing barriers. Instead, it’s about the constraints that the physical walls of the school buildings place on our children’s educational programs. The change in placement that my son is going through includes a move to … Continue reading

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Closure

Some really great things happened as we dealt with the breakdown in my son’s placement.  After my wife took him home from school last week, following a morning in which things went very poorly, I told some of the staff … Continue reading

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Moving On

I gained enough material for blogging this week to last at least a month. This week one of the boys’ school placements fell apart and came to an end. It collapsed in dramatic fashion, with lots of trips to school, … Continue reading

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Full Disclosure – Part II: The School

Call me rigid and inflexible, but I think all children on the Autism Spectrum should be identified as autistic in their educational plans. Additionally every teacher involved with the student should know that they are autistic. Parents and professionals have … Continue reading

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A Different View from the Press

I came accross this article in the Yahoo! news feeds this week about families in Texas dealing with shool system issues. The article was the first I’ve read in a while that wove in information, throughout the article, on the … Continue reading

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On Learning

Every so often, I experience an epiphany and something with which I’ve struggled to master suddenly becomes intuitive and obvious. Over the past several weeks, I’ve had several, all relating to the nature of learning. At the end of the … Continue reading

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