Author: Tim Villegas

10 Year Old Boy Uses Scratch Video to Explain Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance It is hard to overstate the importance of listening to individuals on the autism spectrum explaining how they view and experience the world. Listening to such advocates like Alex has informed how we present autism, in the light of acceptance rather than simply awareness. We applaud Alex for his creatively and insight and encourage everyone to share this story widely. The following are excerpts from a blog post that Alex’s mother wrote for her blog, Seriously Not Boring. My 10-year-old son decided to create a¬†short video describing his experience as an autistic person. After all, who better...

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SWIFT Unscripted Podcast: Dr. Mary Morningstar shares Transition Tips

Dr. Mary Morningstar is the director of the Transition Coalition. She shares transition tips and resources for supporting students with disabilities to achieve their post-school goals. Dr. Morningstar shares Transition Tips Something stuck out to us as we were listening to this podcast with Dr. Morningstar. It was the statement that “there isn’t a substantial amount of evidence, 20 to 30 years later, that effort to create a completely separate¬†curriculum for a certain class of students made a difference [for post-school outcomes].” As the podcast continues, the host and Dr. Morningstar discuss whether or not classrooms with the “functional...

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