April Showers Bring….Awareness?

Every month has dozens of observances, holidays, and awareness events. April seems especially busy, and Sensory Toys for Kids will be using our corner of the blogosphere to highlight concerns and raise awareness about conditions and situations related to our children, families, and clients. This month we will be observing: National Autism Awareness Month National … More April Showers Bring….Awareness?

Sharing a Blog Post: He’s Not A Brat…It’s Called SPD! — Rach Today

He’s not a brat…It’s called SPD! Some people may have read my title and knew what SPD stood for right away. While others are like wth is SPD, and is that shit contagious. SPD stands for Sensory Processing Disorder. Sensory processing is how the nervous system interprets senses/signals, and turns them into appropriate behavioral/motor response. […] … More Sharing a Blog Post: He’s Not A Brat…It’s Called SPD! — Rach Today

Friday News Round Up: Special Education & Autism and Puberty

Happy Friday from ST4K! Today, we have 2 news stories. The first one was published in 2015 and highlights the story of a teenager dealing with autism and puberty. The second story is more recent. In the decision of the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the Supreme Court ruled a school must offer an “individualized education … More Friday News Round Up: Special Education & Autism and Puberty

Top 10 Questions to ask your child’s school district or teacher: Sensory Processing Disorder

I’ve been debating on whether to post this now or later in the school year, but I figured there’s no such thing as asking too many questions. Parents and students must advocate for themselves and the services and support they need. While many states have mandated  providing free special education services, these services may be … More Top 10 Questions to ask your child’s school district or teacher: Sensory Processing Disorder

January 6, 2017 is the last day to submit public comments about special education services in Texas public schools!

Happy New Year everyone! Back in October, I posted about Texas public schools limiting special education services due to an arbitrary 8.5% cap. You can read about it here. Well the US Department of Education launched an investigation into this. I should have kept better track of this. In December, there were listening sessions held … More January 6, 2017 is the last day to submit public comments about special education services in Texas public schools!

NPR Round Up – Texas may be limiting special education services for children

Navigating your local school district’s special education services is no easy feat. Texas may be denying children who need these services based on an arbitrary 8.5% cap. Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education Enlarge this image When Rosley Espinoza’s daughter was very young, in preschool, she started acting differently. She … More NPR Round Up – Texas may be limiting special education services for children