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Six Ways To Celebrate Major Events And Socially Distance

In this time of social distancing and self-isolation, it’s more important than ever to stay in touch with family and friends and celebrate the happy things in life. Here are some suggestions for virtually celebrating Mother’s Day, birthdays, and graduation! Mother’s Day Crafts While you might not be able to make it out to your…

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Autism and Hotel Fire Alarms

Autism and Hotel Fire Alarms Pre-pandemic, my husband, son, and I had a visit to the bay area. We stayed at a fairly nice hotel in downtown Oakland. We had an unusual experience in this hotel, and I learned something about my son. What happened? The hotel has twenty-one floors. Our room was on the…

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A Child with Autism Attends the IEP

We had our first IEP meeting last week. It wasn’t a “full” IEP meeting since we had requested to meet with our child’s Spanish teacher to discuss strategies for helping our son in that class. Our son’s annual IEP takes place during the winter, so we were okay to only have a “partial.” Luckily, besides…

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Another Autism Conference

What do I think about autism conferences? Well, I really believe that both parents and professionals should get themselves out, from time to time, and attend some autism-related conference if your child is on the spectrum. I didn't do this at first. Early on, my husband and I focused on helping our child. We read…