Sept/Oct 2022

The Most Valuable Sticker I Voted 0

The Most Valuable Sticker: I Voted

Part 3 in a series on using research to guide decision making For most of us, voting in an election seems more important today than in any previous time in...

Parenting Plans Before the School Bell Rings 0

Parenting Plans Before the School Bell Rings

As with any time for reflection, back-to-school is a great time to review your goals for the upcoming months, including your parenting plan. Before the first bell rings, you should...

Keys to Autism Self 0

Keys to Autism: Self

One of the Keys to Autism / Disability is knowing and understanding the “Self.” Once a disabled individual has a grasp and clarity about their own strengths and weakness and...

Halloween Fun Obstacle Course 0

Halloween Fun Obstacle Course

Halloween Fun Halloween is slowly approaching, and the children are getting excited to engage in fun seasonal activities. As a physical educator, I’ve seen the aftermath of kids experiencing hyperactive...

Tech Tools for Growing Up 0

Tech Tools for Growing Up

Growing up is hard. You spend your childhood attending a structured educational setting for 12+ years and then suddenly you are expected to find a job and pay bills, not...

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Stuck in IEPLand

Feeling stuck is one of the most miserable feelings in the world. Stuck in a bad school, stuck in a toxic relationship or friendship, stuck at work, or stuck dealing...

Mommy's Timeout Treinen Farm Maze 0

Mommy’s Timeout: Treinen Farm Maze

Take a Time Out   Use visualization meditation to relax. Imagine yourself exploring inside of the Treinen Farm Maze. Take a couple of deep breaths and begin to let go...

Meet Maggie Scherder 0

Meet: Maggie Scherder

College: Succeed Program, University of Missouri-St. Louis QUESTIONS: 1. Tell us your biggest struggle at the beginning of attending college. Making my own decisions and being away from my family....

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Dealing with Emergencies

Imagine this… It is a beautiful and sunny fall afternoon at a family gathering. The children are all playing happily in the pool while parents attentively watch for everyone’s safety....