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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?
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
I have to thank my blogger buddy, @anonymouslyautistic, for posting this on her blog earlier this week. JOB SEEKERS SOUGHT FOR DOCUMENTARY TELEVISION SERIES A diverse workforce can be great for a business and EMPLOYABLE ME wants to dramatically shake up the system to prove it. Documentary producers at Optomen USA are looking for people with neuro-diverse … More Do you want your story to be heard? Casting Call for Employable Me – American Documentary
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) may affect only one sense, like hearing or sight, or it can impact multiple senses. For example, a child may react strongly to different textures of clothing while another may over-respond to loud sounds. Many children who have SPD are not immediately diagnosed with the condition as the disorder can be … More Types of Sensory Processing Disorders: Part 1
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
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!