Messages of Thanks

Massages of Thanks: Prayers for hope Share what it means to be Human

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because Jane is Awesome

White Shame

Just because a truth is uncomfortable, doesn’t make it less true.

My Autistic Dance

My culture is one
Where people
Who look like me
Can stand fearlessly
And express hatred
Of people who look different.

My culture is one
Where terrorists
Are always “them”
And never “us”.

My culture is one
Where freedom
Means the freedom
To oppress and abuse
Anyone different.

My culture is one
Where laws pay lip service
To illusory equality
While turning a blind eye
To casual prejudice.

My culture is one
Where my membership
By virtue of my skin
Brings me shame
Of association.

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a complex system

What’s inside us all

a diary of a mom


{image is a screenshot of Joy from Inside Out watching Riley’s daily inventory of memories slide down the chute}

Brooke and I settled in to watch Inside Out the other night. Though that may seem like a simple sentence, for my girl, watching a movie is not a simple thing.

For various reasons, movies just don’t tend to work for her. While there have been a couple of exceptions over the years (literally two), even those have recently fallen by the wayside.

Although all the characters of Godspell are still a big part of our lives, not long after Oomahdied, Brooke declared that that we would no longer watch the movie or see the play. The scene when Jesus dies is now more than she can bear.

As for the other movie, The Chipmunks, well, I don’t know, after years and years on a loop, it just stopped seems to…

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Twice Exceptional : The Classroom

Never Less Than Everything

“The rule to follow when teaching twice-exceptional students is simple. When teaching these students in their areas of strength, offer them the same compacting and differentiation opportunities available to other gifted students. When teaching in their areas of challenge, teach them directly whatever strategies they need to increase their learning success. Never take time away from their strength areas to create more time on their deficiencies” (Winebrenner, 2003, p. 133).

Life Takes Balance

While it would be an absolute fiction to suggest that I am in any way a master at navigating the challenges my son faces in the classroom, I have taken some time reading on the subject and becoming familiar with the things that people more qualified than I recommend. After my last post Twice Exceptional: Counterbalancing the Paradoxical I received quite a few questions and comments. I hope that by continuing the discussion I am in some way…

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