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Inclusion

How to Succeed at Inclusion

Special Education FAQ:  "My son, who has autism, just started school. He was supposed to be in an inclusion class, but they moved him after 3 days because he kept trying to leave. I guess he's happy … Read full article

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Autism FAQ: How can I motivate my teen/adult to exercise?

15 strategies to motivate teens/adults with autism to exercise
At Matthew’s IPP Meeting last year, (Individual Program Plan–more about what that is HERE) we got on the topic of recreation. What does Matthew like to do in his spare time? What does his social life look like? What goals should we set for the future? “I would love [...]

Happy

I’m happy for you, be happy for me.

I ran into Sam (not his real name) the newlywed son of an old friend of mine, at CVS. He is Matthew’s age (28) and I had not seen him for a while. Sam was always a cute kid, but man oh man, he is now a magnificent adult–tall, handsome, confident. He was dressed in his [...]

Forgiveness

Autism: Understanding forgiveness

I was really, really nervous. During a visit to the east coast the first week of May, Matthew and I stopped by Camphill Soltane, the college program for people with disabilities that he attended in his late teens and early twenties. This was not just casual homecoming for Matthew. We were here because he wanted desperately [...]