PARENTS, YOU'RE NOT ALONE. You know that from this site and others. But if you want to read what other parents hear about their kiddos and then either laugh or cry, check out the site of Romper
. A mom of a 2e kiddo put together a page called "10 Special Needs Moms Share the Worst Thing They Heard About Their Child." Examples? He'll grow out of it. You vaccinated him, that's why he's on the spectrum. Or, if you loved him more.... Ugh and ugly but might make you feel better.
NOT NAPOLEON'S WATERLOO. A foundation in Waterloo, Iowa, has raised and funded education-related grants and initiative to the tune of over $1 million in the past five years. The latest donation is to support twice-exceptional students. Read more
JOB OPPORTUNITY. FlexSchool New Haven in Connecticut, a school for gifted and 2e kiddos, is looking for an assistant head of school for the upcoming school year. If you're interested -- or if you know someone who might be -- find out about the mindset of the successful applicant, his or her responsibilities, desired qualifications, and more at our website
2e NEWSLETTER co-publisher J Mark Bade finally made it to social media at last weekend's SENG conference when Julie Skolnick, of With Understanding Comes Calm, live-streamed on Facebook his response to the question, "What would you most want to see for 2e children." You can see the response at our Facebook page
, or, with responses by Mike Postma and James Webb, at Julie's FB page
AUTISM SPEAKS is revamping its strategic plan and scientific priorities and, according to Disability Scoop
, "is collecting feedback on what type of research the group should be emphasizing or avoiding as it distributes funds going forward." If you have opinions on the focus of autism-related research, find out more
TSK, TSK NYC. First it was Texas, putting a cap on the percentage of students eligible for special ed services. Now, it seems, New York City schools have been short-changing special ed students by not providing services in-house but rather issuing "vouchers" for obtaining those services from private providers. Trouble is, few providers accept the vouchers, and it's up to parents to coordinate and travel to services that should have been provided on school time; this according to Disability Scoop
. Read more
EXERCISE AND ADHD is the topic of an article at US News
. Does it help? If so, what kind of exercise or sports? Find out more
SUGAR AND MENTAL HEALTH are examined in an article at Medical News Today
. Several studies indicate that sugar consumption can lead to -- not just be "linked to" depression. The article gets into "the science of sugar" and "sugar and neurons," as well as ways to cut sugar from the diet. Find the article
HOW'S YOUR COMMUNICATION with your child? If you're like many parents of smart kiddos who also have learning challenges, communication at home is often less than ideal. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities offers a new post
, "10 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Child."