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September 5, 2017

As I integrate more of what I refer to as, "The BEing of Behavior," into my lectures and training with staff, I emphasize that behavior is a human story, not a story about the challenging students in school. We all are doing all the time, and the response to our doing...

August 29, 2017

Part of my current role is to offer professional development trainings to various teams in the educational world. Sometimes, they are directors and coordinators, in position of leadership and decision making. Others are teachers, general and special education, responsi...

August 21, 2017

At this time, at the beginning of a new school year, some changes are inevitable. Others are only going to be possible when we collectively believe in them for students... The following is an excerpt from Chapter 17 in Bridging the Gap Between Learning and Living.

Not l...

August 8, 2017

I attended a stakeholders meeting for a school district's special education strategic planning committee. After a year into the process, for the first time a student advocate attended. He is a recent graduate of the school system, and was there to share what had worked...

June 30, 2017

As the airport shuttle bus pulled away from Terminal 1 just before 3 am, the older gentleman driving began to sign along with “Homeward Bound,” which was playing softly through the sound system. That scene was indicative of my time in Perth, Australia. A Swedish woman...

May 2, 2017

For Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month 2017, I launched a call for artists on the autism spectrum to design the cover image for my nonfiction book, Bridging the Gap Between Learning and Living. After more than twenty years in the field, I am so sure that the ones be...

April 3, 2017

I love World Autism Awareness Day. Mostly because I have lived in different parts of the world and have experienced what awareness does for all people, those with autism and without. I especially appreciate the richness of awareness that comes from people showing up. F...

December 9, 2016

I became aware of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) several years ago, although their inception dates back to the John F. Kennedy administration. In search of partner organizations for Special Travelers, also focused on the bridge between res...

November 19, 2016

Anyone preparing for the holidays needs a survival toolkit. For loved ones of individuals with autism, it becomes even more challenging. Read this recent article published by Organization for Autism Research for tips to make it a successful and enjoyable holiday season...

September 30, 2016

We deeply appreciate the support that Autism Parenting Magazine is offering families with members on the Autism Spectrum. Check out their latest issue focused on Working Toward the Future, featuring a very Special Traveler, Marco and his mother:

http://www.autismparenti...

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