Well Played IEP maneuver


I am sitting in a Continuing Legal Education seminar and ran into someone I didn’t expect to. Which led me to the stream of thought about how this CLE does not attract anyone outside of legal profession because are the required hours for lawyers. Most of the CLEs I attend are related to Special Education […]

“I am on a Schedule!”

“I am on a Schedule!”


I have other more serious posts rolling around in my head but today I wanted to update everyone on school. I really hope that I do not jinx it! He started online school on January 23rd and overall we have been really happy with that decision. I do not miss getting calls from the school […]

APA responds regarding DSM5


Dear concerned respondent to the DSM-5 Autism proposal:  Thank you for contacting the American Psychiatric Association with your thoughts about the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) proposed for DSM-5.  We at APA have been and will continue to be advocates for a full range of services for people with autism and all other neurodevelopmental […]

Twice Exceptional = Twice Screwed


I really like the name Twice Exceptional.  Probably because it doesn’t have any bad connotations to it yet.  Special or special needs shouldn’t have a bad connotation either but lets face it, those titles unfortunately do. I was recently in a store and the cashier was having trouble and commented “don’t mind me, I’m special!” […]

Sheldon starts Online School

Sheldon starts Online School


Since I blog anonymously I have always referred to my son as just “my son”. Some bloggers create ingenious alias names for their kids but I never have but I really think it is time. Online school started on Monday and I have so much to tell you but we are still getting into the […]

Occupy Education part 2

Occupy Education part 2


  Occupy education is a movement to change education as it is today.  Today there are tests that all kids need to pass in order to graduate.   The school makes a very big deal about these tests.  The first year my son had to take these tests he was having anxiety attacks every night […]

Moving in the Right Direction


On Tuesday when my son stayed home he seemed really depressed so I let him go get the new Call of Duty game that day.  I was really surprised that there were so many kids in that line instead of being in school!  I was hoping that the game would cheer him up and in […]

Who Really Lacks Empathy?

Who Really Lacks Empathy?


My son refused to go back to school today because he says he no longer trusts the school.  Why would he say that?  Because we convinced him that everything would be okay if he returned yesterday after the nightmare that occurred Friday.  It wasn’t completely okay, he arrived to band to discover they were having […]

What We Can Do to Protect Our Kids Against Bullies


Welcome to my last post in the series on Bullying that I did for the month of October. In the previous posts I have revealed my story and my son’s story of surviving bullying. I have also discussed Bullying Campaigns and the Zero Tolerance law and why they do not work. So what can we […]

An Asperger’s Experience with Bullying


Prior to entering school my son did not have any diagnoses.  Sure there were signs but there was not enough for anyone to put together a diagnosis, I really wish there had been.  I wanted the best for my son so I sent him to a Christian private school.  I remember taking him to the […]