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IEP Season is Here!

Transition: Advocacy Tips From: Disability Rights Michigan (DRM) Transition services are available for students eligible for special education and 503 services. They are meant to create a smooth pathway for a young person to move from high school to a successful adult life. Here is a list of tips from the Disability Rights Michigan advocates: …

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Inspiring Fowler Student becomes 1st Autistic MI college football player

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Believing in yourself is sometimes all it takes to reach a goal. That — combined with encouragement from your parents and support from your community — can be a real difference-maker. When we first covered Cooper Koenigsknecht, he was running onto the field as a junior manager of the Fowler Varsity …

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Anne Carpenter’s April Book Review

TITLE: Connecting with the Autism Spectrum: How to Talk, How to Listen, And Why You Shouldn’t call it High-Functioning (Kindle Edition) AUTHOR: Vormer, Casey “Remrov” SUBJECT AREA:  Autism-General PUBLISHER: Rockridge Press (for Paperback Edition) PUBLICATION DATE:  2020 NUMBER OF PAGES (for Paperback Edition) 144 There are a ton of books written by adults with ASD, …

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Anne Carpenter’s February Book Review

TITLE: Parenting a Child with Autism: A Modern Guide to Understand and Raise Your ASD Child to Success (Kindle Edition) AUTHOR: Bass, Richard SUBJECT AREA: Autism-Parenting PUBLISHER (for paperback edition) RBG Publishing PUBLICATION DATE: 2022 NUMBER OF PAGES (for paperback edition) 188 Among the veritable treasure trove of parenting books out there purporting to guide …

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Anne Carpenter’s January Book Review

TITLE: I Can’t Sleep: A Story for Children with Sleep Difficulties AUTHOR: Dr. Susan Ozer SUBJECT AREA: Sleep Difficulties-Children’s Literature PUBLISHER: Dr. Susan Ozer PUBLICATION DATE: 2021 Sleep problems in children are very common, but children with ASD and similar developmental disorders tend to have more serious and more long-lasting problems. Getting to sleep and …

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Pretending to Be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome Review

Quite a number of years ago, I wrote a review of Liane Holliday­-Willey’s book, Pretending toBe Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome, which was published back in 1999. I amrevisiting an old friend as this book has been a mainstay for people wanting to better understandwhat living with a milder form of autism is all about. …

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