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?

Friday News Round Up: Teachers, have you heard about the open classroom concept? What are your thoughts?

This week I came across and interesting educational concept. Have you ever heard of open schools or open classrooms? I hadn’t heard of it until this week. My mom learned about it in college back in the late 1960s and early 1970s but never taught in this kind of setting. What is the open classroom … More Friday News Round Up: Teachers, have you heard about the open classroom concept? What are your thoughts?

Picky Eating and Sensory Eating Are NOT The Same! A Guide to Improving Feeding in Sensory Eaters

Originally posted on Man vs Mommy:
Today, Man took a bite of a carrot, chewed it, and swallowed!!!  I tried to remain calm on the outside; I didn’t want him to notice the amount of excitement, relief, hope, and importance I placed on that one single bite.  I didn’t want him to shrink under the…

Do you want your story to be heard? Casting Call for Employable Me – American Documentary

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

Friday Round Up: Being diagnosed with autism as an adult

This Is What Life Is Like When You’re Diagnosed With Autism in Your Late 30s While sitting alone in the waiting room, I stared at the colorfully painted wooden shapes strung along wires of the bead maze next to my chair. My clinical psychologist entered the room and handed me a letter to read on … More Friday Round Up: Being diagnosed with autism as an adult

NPR Friday Round Up: Dyslexia and Teaching Special Ed

What is in store for special education during this new presidential term? How will public schools continue to support and nurture our children who may need extra support? How can we continue to advocate as students, teachers, parents, and concerned citizens? These 2 articles give some insight to how we can help others understand the … More NPR Friday Round Up: Dyslexia and Teaching Special Ed

NPR Friday Round Up: Dyslexia, Bilingual Education

NPR had some interesting education articles on the radio this week. Here are two of my favorites. Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do A mother, who spent years coaching and encouraging her dyslexic son, recalls his childhood with one pervasive feeling: “It was really scary.” One father told me his home … More NPR Friday Round Up: Dyslexia, Bilingual Education