Month: September 2016

Denied Followup

The Houston Chronicle reports that School Superintendents in both Dallas and San Antonio are questioning the arbitrary target goal of 8.5% of students receiving special needs treatment. “I was surprised to see (the special education percentage) so low,” said Hinojosa (DISD), who previously worked as a superintendent in Georgia. “I’m used to that number being …

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When Love and Support is the best medicine. Part1

Just like every parent of an autistic child, I have my good days and my days of tears, stress and concerns. I am happy to say that as Peyton gets older my super stressed days seem to be getting less and less. This in no way means I don’t have those days when I feel …

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DENIED! Education

The Houston Chronicle published an investigative piece yesterday that everybody, especially followers of this and other autism related resources should read. They have removed their paywall for this article, which has the ominous title DENIED. In it, Brian Rosenthal lays out the evidence that Texas is finagling (to put it mildly) admittance into it’s special needs programs in …

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Hello Corporate America!!

Before I start this blog let me be very clear, I know there are many companies who either get it or are trying. This isn’t aimed at them, this is more about getting more on board to understand. It seems almost daily I read an article that breaks my heart about how an autism family …

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Heroes then Football…

Anyone who spends any amount of time around me knows I am a die-hard sports fan and at the top of that list is Florida State Football. I anguish every year during season as if my life is somehow directly affected by the W’s and L’s…..I went to a small Christian College that did not …

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