The Hugging Quilt: Weighted Blankets for Autism

“He’s twenty years old, and my wife still tucks him in at night, offering a little prayer, making sure that a comforting weighted blanket covers him, and always getting his biggest smile for her effort.”   -Timothy Fountain, Raising a Child with Autism At age twenty-five, it should have been easy.…

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Wonderful Wednesday

“Everybody’s life looks better when you’re standing outside it, looking in, but that’s never how it really is. We all got good things and bad things…” –Torey Hayden, Special education teacher and author Homework Club exuded all the trappings of success. So it appeared on the surface. Fifteen students finished…

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Trauma Sensitive Classrooms: Teaching the Whole Child

The students in my class for behavior disordered boys usually burst into the room with energy enough to light a city. One morning, the six of them dragged their feet along the linoleum. Their heads hung from drooping shoulders. Bags worth of packing hung below drooping eyes. This was a…

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Clara Comstock- Agent for Change

Clara Comstock- Agent for Change Ordinary People:Extraordinary Lives By Cleo Lampos The smoke from the locomotive engine flowed into the open window of the train, carrying bits of soot in the wind. Clara Comstock turned her head away from what should have been fresh air to the stench of over…

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