Category Archives: socialization

Aspie-Paralympics

“It was my last race so I knew it didn’t matter if I collapsed at the bottom of the pool, it’s fine” Jessica-Jane Applegate Jessica-Jane Applegate, a 16-year-old with Asperger’s, wins 200m swimming gold at Paralympics. Britain’s Jessica-Jane Applegate set … Continue reading

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‘Traveling with A Medically Complex Child – ‘(Parts 1 and 2)

Are you still in the summertime mode?  Are you still diving into the pool, sipping lemonade through an umbrella straw, taking in the midnight movie, — you know, basically, ignoring the other folks who have plunged into the ‘Back-to-School’ zone? … Continue reading

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Why We Don’t Use the Word “Retarded” and Why You Shouldn’t Either

Why We Don’t Use the Word “Retarded” and Why You Shouldn’t Either | Jews and Special Needs | Jewish Journal. Related articles 11 year-old mentally challenged girl jailed for ‘blasphemy’ in Pakistan (refreshingnews99.blogspot.com) Soccer Drills for Mentally Challenged Kids (livestrong.com) … Continue reading

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Students with Autism enjoy Olympics

AutisticPlayground shared a link. With School Gym as Olympic Stadium, Autistic Students Chase Goals cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com The Rebecca School in Manhattan, which serves developmentally disabled children, incorporated the London Olympics into its summer curriculum as a way to engage its older … Continue reading

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Light Up a Sensory Diet!

Seven Ways to Light Up a Sensory Diet with Glow Sticks With Sensory Savvy Lenses: a tool for activities which encourage: auditory input fine motor skills motor planning proprioceptive input tactile input visual input Learn more ways to enhance sensory … Continue reading

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The Concert | A Capitol Fourth

A view of the illuminated Washington, D.C. skyline, as  boats gather on the Potomac River from a camera stationed in Northern VA.  Fireworks light up the sky as seen from the east side of  the U.S. Capitol. Hundreds of thousands … Continue reading

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Camp Independence: Autism Support – ProjectIndependence.org

Autism Support – ProjectIndependence.org.

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