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How To Make The Most Of Your Child’s Tech Time #MakeABrightWorld

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I’ve partnered with Bright World eBooks to discuss the importance of making the most of your child’s tech time. All opinions are my own.

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Downers Grove Teen with Autism Petitions School for Awareness

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When Zach Steele began Downers Grove North as a freshmen, he was a excited as any student starting a new chapter in life, but Zach who is on the Autism Spectrum, soon found his excitement turning into disappointment as the students, not understanding what it means to be Autistic, began pulling away and bullying him […]

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A Letter To My Son’s 4th Grade Teacher

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Dear Mrs. C., Did you think I forgot you? I didn’t. Did you think I took all the hard work you did this year for granted? I didn’t. Did you think I didn’t notice the extra things you did for Number 3 that you didn’t need to do? I did. I know I told you […]

Of Astronauts, Statues and Black Widows

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Ellen Snortland who teaches creative writing in Altadena, challenges us to take a look at stereotypes in the movies, particularly strong female leads like the Black Widow who is a superhero character in the latest Avengers movie, and how we do not encourage our boys to look up to such characters. Currently, the Black Widow […]

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I-Team: 8-Year-Old’s Hospital Stay Highlights State’s Challenges In Autism Care

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Families in Massachusetts, that have children on the Autistic Spectrum, are finding it very challenging to meet the care their children need. For example, 8 year old Tyler who is on the Autism Spectrum, and his mother know from experience what happens when there are no beds available for patients with adolescent and psychiatric disorders. […]

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Extreme Travel And Autism

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Kimberlee Rutan McCafferty, journalist and mother of two children on the Autism Spectrum shares with us about her opportunity to interview and write a piece for the Travel Channel about a family who travels with an Autistic son around the world to very exotic places. For some families with children on the Autism Spectrum, the […]

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Horse Therapy For Local Kids With Autism

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What do horsemanship, iPads and Autism have in common? Taken separately not very much, but when combined together you have a fantastic program that is helping children with Autism and special needs improve their communication skills. Fargnoli Farms in Apalachin are using their horses, and with the help of a grant from the Hidy Ochiai […]

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