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I’ve been 51 for a week and…

I’ve been 51 for a week and…

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No, this was not the last piece. But it was the cake.

No, this was not the last piece. But it was the cake.

…I just ate the last piece of my own birthday cake. Thank you, Bliss Bakery, for making a cake that is still good a week later.

…what used to be menopause is now officially menofilibuster.

…I am still learning the exact same lessons I thought I’d already learned when I turned 21, 31, and 41. Old dog, same tricks.

…it is now abundantly clear to…

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  • #aging #birthdays #turning 51
  • 4 months ago

Autism Understanding: Wandering, Bolting, and Leaving.

Autism Understanding: Wandering, Bolting, and Leaving.

IMG_7973Today, we are thinking about Avonte Oquendoand other children who left home, school or caregivers and did not survive that event. Years ago I was in a group of parents and a woman with a newly diagnosed 3 year old asked earnestly, “When will I be able to stop holding his hand?” Everyone laughed (not unkindly) and then the mother next to her leaned over and said, “How about never?” Everyone ought…

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  • #ASD safety #autism and wandering #autism awareness #autism GPS #autism home security #autism safety options #Autism understanding 2014 #Avonte Oquendo #why do some kids with ASD run away
  • 6 months ago

Letter from the Soapbox: Blaming Budget Woes on Special Education

Letter from the Soapbox: Blaming Budget Woes on Special Education

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This is a verbatim exchange between me and a local taxpayer – I have a conversation like this with someone every time we have a budget crisis, which is about every four years. It appeared within a larger thread about local school district funding issues. We may be facing a tax override. I changed the name of our town to Mayberry, for what’s worth. I probably should have changed it to Peyton…

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  • #inclusion #school district funding #spcial education services battles
  • 6 months ago

The Man in the Blue Oxford Shirt

The Man in the Blue Oxford Shirt

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A Remembrance of Charles M. Vest,  former President of MIT

When I think of his memorial service at MIT planned for later this week, it is hard not to envision Chuck Vest himself coming up to he podium, looking around at what is sure to be an impressive gathering, and saying, “Well, hello there!” Legions of others will have better stories of the man in the ubiquitous blue oxford shirt, and I look…

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  • #Charles M. Vest #Chuck Vest
  • 7 months ago
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  • #Bugs Bunny drawing #Loony Toons drawing #walterthewalt art #What&039;s Up Doc? drawing
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  • #autism #autism adult transitions #expectations for adults with autism #reading and autism #reading comprehension and autism #relationships and autism
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  • #journalism #media #media matters #news aggregators #old news #online versus print journalism #The Week publication
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  • #Cleveland Museum of Art #Jake Barton&039;s TED talk #September 11 #September 11 Memorial Museum #Storycorps
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