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“The Kids That Are Going Further In Life Aren’t The Special Ed Kids”

"The kids that are going further in life aren't the special ed kids." A parent is receiving backlash after starting a heated Facebook debate that her non-disabled child should receive more in-person schooling than a special education student for the [...]

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Octavia Spencer Asks Hollywood To Increase Casting Of People With Disabilities

Such an important topic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYcKlnIc63M&feature=emb_title If you've followed my journey from nonverbal autism to professional speaker on my social media channels you've probably heard me talk about the fact that less than 1% of disabled actors actually receive the opportunity [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Octavia Spencer Asks Hollywood To Increase Casting Of People With Disabilities

Netflix’s ‘Love on the Spectrum’ Gives Me Hope Of Finding Love One Day

Will you be tuning in? The docuseries “Love on the Spectrum” which originally aired in Australia in 2019 and just premiered on Netflix, looks at seven singles and two couples, all who are on the autism spectrum navigating the dating [...]

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People With Autism Find Jobs At The Chocolate Spectrum

What an awesome name for a company! The Chocolate Spectrum are an artisan chocolate company who hire people on the autism spectrum based out of Jupiter, Florida. It was started by a mom who has a son on the autism [...]

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My Review Of Netflix’s ‘Love On The Spectrum’ As An Adult With Autism

The docuseries “Love on the Spectrum,” which originally aired in Australia in 2019 and just premiered on Netflix this week, looks at seven singles and two couples, all who are on the autism spectrum navigating the dating world. This isn’t [...]

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Wearing A Mask Is A Sensory Nightmare

Please don't 'mask shame' someone especially if they are practicing physical distancing. You may not know the challenges they are going through. In my recent workshop I gave on sensory challenges I discuss how, along with social and communication challenges, [...]

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Why I Mentor Individuals with Autism & Special Needs

"I wanted to help individuals who felt alone." When I first found out I had autism at 11 1/2, I often wished I had a role model to look up to who was on the autism spectrum. There were so [...]

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Please Teach Your Children Kindness When Interacting With Kids With Special Needs

I have a request for all parents reading this... Teach your child to be kind to others especially those with special needs. Those with special needs are twice as likely to be bullied compared to their nondisabled peers . Growing [...]

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Why I Feel For All The Kids Who Miss Going to School

I wish there was something I could do. Parents reach out to me asking for advice about their kid’s routines after they’ve been vastly changed with virtual learning. Comments I’ve received have included… How they miss their friends at school. [...]

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When Someone Says Your Child With Autism Will ‘Sleep When They’re Tired’

If only it were that easy. When I was giving a masterclass presentation as part of my job as a professional speaker on autism & sleep challenges I brought up one of the most frequent comments parents hate to hear [...]

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