The Question To Always Ask

The Question To Always Ask

New:    Watch the YouTube video of this newsletter.  Click here.               Listen to just the audio version while you’re on the go.                     Click here. Do you have a child that’s thrilled when he can do cool experiments like putting […]

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Why We Need a Declaration of INTERdepence!

Why We Need a Declaration of INTERdepence!

Parents rejoice when their child takes his first step alone, when he can tie his shoes by himself, or when he can read his favorite book without any help. Teachers praise and reward students when they can complete a project without any assistance, correctly solve a difficult math problem, or independently write a well constructed […]

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How to Have Inclusion 12 Months of the Year

How to Have Inclusion 12 Months of the Year

The summer months do add another spin for parents, don’t they? Ask yourself, what would my child be doing over the summer if he or she did not have a disability?  Going to soccer camp, doing satisfying volunteer work, participating in the library’s summer reading program, enjoying scout camp, creating memories on family outings, or having […]

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How To Prevent Summer Boredom

How To Prevent Summer Boredom

How to Prevent Summer Boredom  Your kids may be just into the first week of their summer vacation, so hopefully you haven’t heard that declaration, “I’m bored!”  You may want to be ready to respond if you hear this dreaded remark from you child.  Ask them, Have you done something creative, played outside, read a book, […]

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Adjust Your Original Dream

Adjust Your Original Dream

Dylan: I want to go to college like my brother and sister did!   Me: Well, I don’t know Dylan if we can find a college that will let people with Down syndrome go to it.   That was the beginning of a conversation my son, Dylan and I had in 2005.  It was 2 […]

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It Shouldn’t Have To Be This Hard!

It Shouldn’t Have To Be This Hard!

You want your child to be happy, safe, and a learner at school.  That’s not wishing for too much. You hope there’ll be supportive friends for your child to have fun with, caring and knowledgeable teachers that expect your child to learn, and an accepting and nourishing climate in the school.  That’s not hoping for too […]

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Do You Want A Magic IEP Wand?

Do You Want A Magic IEP Wand?

Have you ever been at a meeting and wished you had a Magic IEP Wand so you could wave it and make some immediate changes?  Of course, different parents would want to wish for different changes. Recently, a parent contacted me and mentioned she would love if the staff understood Sensory Processing Disorder better so her […]

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