Hey, it's been a while! I'm happy to be back online after a 2-year hiatus from the blogging world. Last time I wrote a post I was sharing the news that I was expecting twins. Since then, I became a member of a very beloved club which is the Preemie Parents Community after having our... Continue Reading →
The Benefit of Sport for ASD Kids
"It was through the world of sports and legendary Lakers announcer Chick Hearn that I was able to find my voice and thus communicate with the world." Ethan Hanson was diagnosed with high functioning Asperger's syndrome when he was 4 years old. Asperger's is an Autism Spectrum Disorder which is characterized through difficulties with social interactions, restricted... Continue Reading →
Ontario’s New Inclusive H&PE Curriculum
Ontario's new Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum has had it's share of controversy since it's release in February. The pushback from parents and educators is mainly due to the fact that the new curriculum is "keeping up with the ages", and is teaching students more explicit lessons at younger ages in an effort to keep up... Continue Reading →
Physical Education: DisABLE the LABEL!
This year for the first time, I am responsible for teaching Physical Education to my ASD class and it has quickly become a meaningful integration/inclusion opportunity for my students. My colleague ad P.E. guru @andreahaefele and I observed a gap in the knowledge and education of Phys.Ed teachers required to properly teach special needs students. To... Continue Reading →