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Throwing a Party for Children on the Autism Spectrum

July 2, 2012 in Special Education Articles by Jess

There are two children lying on the floor, one picking up debris and shovelling it into his mouth, one with a baseball cap over her face. Another girl sits at the table repeating “Anyone for chocolate cake?” in monotones, while a boy sticks two fingers in his ears and makes a moaning noise. Several other kids sit and gawp at the scene. The child at the head of table has a cake covered in lit candles in front of her, sucking in air.  Read the rest of this entry →

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My Son Turned 11 Years Old Yesterday: You’ve come a long Way Baby!!!

February 23, 2012 in Special Education Advisor Blog by Dennise Goldberg

Yesterday was my son’s eleventh birthday. He asked me what I was going to do today and I responded, “I’m going to write a blog about you and how far you’ve come since you were born.” He smiled at me and said “that’s good; I know I’m a special person”…..that he is!! With all of his struggles and therapies since birth, he’s managed to maintain a warm and loving personality that everyone who meets him falls in love with him. I know this because every teacher or therapist he’s ever had tells me what a pleasure it is to work with him. For the purposes of this blog, I must begin at the beginning. Read the rest of this entry →

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Autism and the Birthday Party: A Litmus Test

September 28, 2011 in Special Education Articles by Jess

I have lost track of the number of times I’ve seen a mother of a child with autism break into tears when discussing the subject of birthday parties. Either her child is not being invited to birthday parties or the mother throws a birthday party and very few children attend.  Read the rest of this entry →

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