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Reaction to the New York school principal who called students with special needs ‘animals’ and ‘retards’
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Reaction to the New York school principal who called students with special needs ‘animals’ and ‘retards’

Earlier this month  we reported on the story of Kimberly Taylor,  a New York school principal who was caught on tape calling students with special needs 'animals' and 'retards.'   The article contains a report published on the abc 7 New York news channel that ...
Sometimes inclusion isn’t the right choice – Guest Opinion
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Sometimes inclusion isn’t the right choice – Guest Opinion

This morning, yet another article about the wonders of inclusion for special ed students popped up in my social media. It was about myths and misunderstandings about inclusion, dispelling those ideas of how inclusion is interruptive to the other students or ...
‘Autism Tsunami’ represented in the media – should we be using this term?
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‘Autism Tsunami’ represented in the media – should we be using this term?

Recently we have seen many headlines about an autism epidemic. These news stories and press releases all use a common phrase, that of an 'Autism Tsunami,' A Tech Times headline reads; Preparing for the 'Autism Tsunami': How Will U.S. Help Autistic Childre...
Julie  Ellsmoor – Blogger and mum to young man with autism gives thoughts on eye contact
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Julie Ellsmoor – Blogger and mum to young man with autism gives thoughts on eye contact

All this week we are discussing Samsung's Look At Me App, with various viewpoints on eye contact being offered.  Julie Ellsmoor is a prolific autism blogger and mother to an adult son, John 26, who is on the autistic spectrum. During the week he lives in r...
Direct eye contact and embracing the sense of danger
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Direct eye contact and embracing the sense of danger

Some say that the eyes are the gateway to the soul. But we as autists have a natural aversion to looking directly into another's soul. Perhaps it is that we see too much at one time to process, that we are examining something great and sacred that should nev...
Olley Edwards – Thoughts on ‘Look At Me’ the interactive camera app for children with autism
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Olley Edwards – Thoughts on ‘Look At Me’ the interactive camera app for children with autism

Look At Me - In December Samsung launched its Look At Me interactive camera app, 'designed to create a shared community to connect families with similar experiences. This project hopes to facilitate meaningful connections between parents, caregivers, and t...
Look At Me – My view is that we do not need this app for children with Autism
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Look At Me – My view is that we do not need this app for children with Autism

Back in December, Samsung launched ‘Look at Me’ the interactive camera app for children with autism. More can be read on their website here. We also covered this story, and again this can be read here. The Samsung website states: “[The Look at Me Project i...