Things I Know About Endings & Beginnings

Things I Know About Endings & Beginnings

Life is full of endings & beginnings. Today marks both an ending and a beginning for my son and my family. Today is his last day in a special education setting – as of next year he will begin Year 2 at his local public school. I know I will be in tears when...
The Road to Mainstream – Part 3

The Road to Mainstream – Part 3

This is the third post in a series dedicated to following the transition of my son, Gilbert Bear from a special education setting to a mainstream classroom. Part 1 documented his education settings up to now and Part 2 went over the paperwork and administrative...
The Road to Mainstream – Part 2

The Road to Mainstream – Part 2

Last week I wrote a post about my son’s imminent transition from a special education class to a mainstream classroom.  I focused on his experiences up until this point in a variety of education settings and how we had come to the decision to make the leap to...
The Road to Mainstream – Part 1

The Road to Mainstream – Part 1

This is the first of a series of posts detailing our journey moving from a special education setting to a mainstream class.  You can read part 2 and part 3 here. I hope sharing our experience will give you a balanced view of the pros and cons of the process and...
Step Up 4 Autism

Step Up 4 Autism

I want to spread the word about Step Up 4 Autism, an initiative of my father-in-law, David Russell, who is in training to walk the Kokoda Track in July to raise awareness and funds for autism.  This is obviously a cause close to my heart as my son has high functioning...

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