My autism interview on ConversationsLIVE

  When I first started interviewing for my book, A Pair of Miracles, I was terrified. Now I really enjoy it. I still have a long way to go to sound polished, but I keep trying! Here’s my interview with ConversationsLIVE host, Cyrus Webb. Thanks, Cyrus, for having me! Please let me know in the comments below how you liked the …

A site makeover and autism!

I’m learning my way around my new site! Until I can figure out what’s what and how it works, I wanted to share this incredible speech by a man with autism. He has an incredible testimony. He’s a miracle,  just like my twins! Do yourself a favor and listen to his story. You’ll understand autism better and you’ll be inspired, …

As I see it: a view through the special educator’s lens

There are some things that happen in public education that I will never understand. I realize I come from a background very different than most public school teachers. I was fortunate to start my teaching career in small, private schools, where imagination and creativity by the teacher was encouraged. Ironically, I started out teaching in a rigorous program in the …

The (not so) glamorous life of a writer

Hello, beautiful people! Today is LAUNCH DAY! Yep, today is the day my new book, A Pair of Miracles, the story of my twins’ journey with autism, ventures out into the great big world. (Did you get your copy yet? Huh, huh, huh, did ya, did ya, did ya?) Okay. Maybe a bit too much coffee this morning??? Since so …

Proof: teaching sign language and communication works

In my last post, Teaching autism: first things first, I talked about the importance of teaching sign language and communication skills first. After I posted the video, I found the following inspiration: I’m passionate about kids getting early intervention and getting it consistently. Indiana education systems need to wake up. There are too many students who don’t get the chance …

Public School’s Answer to Autism: Jail

What kind of society yanks a 10-year-old child with autism from school in the middle of the day, tears him away from his mother (who had NO notice until the moment it happened), and throws him in jail for something he did months ago? The United States of America. Land of the free. Home of the brave. Aren’t we something? …