Just in time for the summer, we’ve got a list of Sensory Friendly movies for kids and adults on the Autism Spectrum – and anyone else who might like the volume turned down just a bit.
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I didn’t plan on how it must hurt you to watch your little brother struggle with things that just came completely naturally to you. I didn’t plan on having to answer your question when you were five, “When is Matthew going to talk to me?”
It’s good to be around those who are curious and understand. That, more than nearly anything else, is the appeal of Full Spectrum Science at Sci-Quest on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 – 4:30pm. Well, that’s the appeal for parents anyway. The appeal for kids is obvious: when soda erupts, it grabs everyone’s attention.
Just in time for the beginning of Spring Break, Carmike Cinemas, Valley Bend 18 will be offering Sensory Friendly Films for any family with children who find it difficult to sit quietly in the dark through an entire film.
In 2007 when our son was diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum, we were lost. The specialist at Vanderbilt handed us a package of information, and suggested that we start reading. My wife and I came to discover that our experience of being basically on our own as far as how to move forward was […]
A Huntsville Dad lists the things he has learned from his son’s autism.
My little boy goes to school with some amazing kids. They’re cute, funny, vibrant, and astonishingly joyous little boys and girls. They’re honest and direct. And when they love you, they love you with the whole force of their will and their being. One of those amazing kids is Jacob. Jacob is 9 years old, […]
This is a hard post to write, and frankly, I’ve been struggling with it for days. While all of my posts hit close to home, this one actually hits it square on. Endless Changes I’ve written about the changes to my boy’s classroom before. This past year has been insanely difficult for him. As I’ve […]
You know that feeling you get when you kid hits a home run, or makes an A on a really hard test, or is simply kind to someone without having to be reminded to be so? That’s a feeling that I have nearly every day, and yes, I know how lucky I am. Being the […]
When the pediatrician, at the boy’s two-year check-up, said to us, you’ll probably need to have him checked for Autism, I wasn’t thankful. Since this is a family blog, I’ll refrain from being frank with my language. Suffice it to say there was a rageful fear that stole over me in those moments. Followed rapidly […]
So the system has another new senior staff person on board. Dr. Barbara J. Cooper will be starting in October as the new Deputy Superintendent. She’s working out her notice in Aurora, Colorado and planning her move. Yes, she is officially now the third person Huntsville City Schools has hired from the Aurora School District. […]
The board has gotten remarkable efficient at closing schools. No public hearings. No public comments. No public discussion to slow things down. No public questions that might prove difficult to answer. It would seem that Dr. Wardynski has learned well from the public hearing meetings that happened in June. And the board is so excited […]
At last week’s school board meeting, Dr. Casey Wardynski became both the Secretary for the Board of Education (evidently Ms. Gail Kiker is no longer working as the board’s secretary), and was officially approved as a signer of official documents. As one of his first official actions, Dr. Wardynski offered the board his opinion on […]
Last week, the Huntsville City School Board heard Dr. Steve Salmon, a demographer hired to research school closings, make his committees recommendations concerning which schools in the system should be closed. In making his recommendations, Dr. Salmon, under the direction of Dr. Ed Richardson, relied heavily upon data provided to him by the BRAC commission, […]