Archive for April 2019

Autism Heroes! There is a Book for That!

We have done many sessions of peer awareness in our schools to help typical peers better understand their classmates with autism. It is sometimes challenging to find good examples of those people throughout our history who not only find the benefits of being on the autism spectrum, but then use that special wiring to achieve amazing things in the world. I’ve discovered a children’s book for the elementary student who would enjoy […]

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Two Materials to Promote Mindfulness with Young Children!

I love the fact that many people here in the states and in other countries are talking about mental heath. The stigma surrounding mental health is starting to diminish thanks to the efforts of people in the public eye talking about their own struggles with things like depression and anxiety. Consider this quote from the Dalai Lama: “If every 8 year old is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world […]

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Check Out this Comprehension Strategy for Non-Verbal Students!

Right before Spring Break, I posted a video about the app, CALM.  Shortly after that, I found out that if you are an educator, you can get the app for FREE.  The app developer is offering this app to EVERY EDUCATOR IN THE WORLD for FREE. Can you believe that!!! Here is how you can grab your free app! https://www.calm.com/schools IF you are a parent, family member, student or small […]

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