Friday, September 21, 2012

Shot By Police- Will Your Son with Autism be NEXT??

20 Year-Old Shot By Police Was Autistic, Family Requested Ambulance Long Beach Post‎ - by Sarah Bennett ‎ - 2 days ago Photo of David Jordan uploaded to his Facebook page September 8. His About Me description reads: "just tryin my best to be save thru life yes I...

  Police shoot dead autistic teen in parents - Daily Mail 3, 2012 – Stephone Watts, 15, was shot dead after being cornered by two officers in his parents' basement. Police say this is the tenth time in two years ...

  Utah boy shot dead by police was bipolar, autistic - Salt Lake Tribune boy shot dead by police was bipolar, autistic. By Nate Carlisle And Sheena Mcfarland The Salt Lake Tribune. Published March 19, 2012 8:02 pm. This is an ...

  Police Commission: LAPD Killing of Autistic Man Was Wrong - › News › Stories Mar 5, 2011 – ... the police commission overruled the police chief, saying that two police officers were wrong when they fatally shot an unarmed autistic man ... Family Says...

Autistic Man With Toy Gun Shot, Killed by Florida Police ... 1, 2011 – NORTH MIAMI BEACH – A man whose family said he was autistic was killed by police in North Miami Beach after pointing a real-looking toy ...

  Autistic Man Shot and Killed By Police in His Home | days ago – David Jordan, a 20 year old autistic man, was shot and killed in his Long Beach, California, home by police last Tuesday...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Autism Awareness Para-Cord Bracelet - Fundraiser for ASDog4Bear on Facebook

Autism Awareness Para-Cord Bracelet - Fundraiser for ASDog4Bear on Facebook

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This awsome Autism Awareness Bracelet is from BadBoyzDesignz 
For every bracelet ordered from this ad BadBoyzDesigns will donate $10 to help get an Autism Service Dog for my son Bear.  Visit our Facebook page for more information and updates.  

I bet your wondering why there is a picture of a pretty Golden Lab in this ad... Isn't she pretty? That is Sunshine- we just adopted Sunshine from the Malvern, Arkansas Animal Shelter with the help of Stop Animal Cruelty Now in Hot Spring County. We are going to train her as an Autism Service Dog for my son, Bear! SAC in Hot Spring County helped raise $400 to get her spayed and buy some starter items we needed for her training. Unfortunately while she was being examinied at the vet, Sunshine tested positive for heartworms. She will have to be treated and that will take up a good chunk of the money already raised. For every Autism Awareness  bracelet ordered BadBoyzDesignz will donate $10 to the fundraising efforts! So when you purchase this awesome Survival Bracelet you are getting, safety and peace of mind, as well as furthering Awarness for Autism and helping to raise money to help us make my families dreams of independence for Bear a reality. Please visit our facebook page for more information and updates about Sunshine at :) makes 

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Adapted Novels from

Do you have kids with special needs who are having a little trouble reading? Maybe you have an older child who is reading below his or her reading level? This might even be a great resource for adults with special needs or even English as a second language learning- Wonderful classic stories adapted to be easier to read and enjoy. What a great concept! I used to work as a substitute teacher in Florida and I subbed many times in the ESL classes with high school and middle school kids from other countries. I was a bit appalled at the selections available for them to use to practice reading. How would a high school kid feel being handed children's books like "Are you my Mother?" and "Green Eggs and Ham" while wonderful children's books you have to admit its pretty lame for a 16 year old. If any of these scenarios apply to you or you know someone I highly recommend that you send them to this link. Home - Adapted Novels:

I met JeffMcGunegle on My Autism Team the creator of and here is what he had to say...

"Thanks for checking the books out. I taught middle/high school students who have autism the last few years in a self-contained setting. The books give students who read on a 2nd/3rd grade level and lower an opportunity to access the titles that their general ed peers do. Adapted with vocab and character pics throughout, the pics give reference for memorization and keeping track of the story. We used these with very good success in our classrooms. 
I stress for teachers to use these books for integrated units. This means teaching all subjects from one chapter. This way the kids experience the books from many different angles. On the website, there are some excerpt downloads. The books are targeted to the classroom, but are great for the home." 

A few of the Titles available      The Celebrated Jumping Frog
To Build A Fire                                           Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Leave me a comment after you visit and let me know how you enjoyed Jeff's Books! 

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Breathing Underwater With The Rev | The Thinking Moms' Revolution

I have become familiar with reading this lady's passionate posts on Facebook. A true Warrior Mom- I want to invite you to find out for yourself what an amazing Autism Mom looks like.

 Breathing Underwater With The Rev | The Thinking Moms' Revolution:

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