Posts By: tylerR

The “R” word

re·tard verb riˈtärd/ 1. delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment. “his progress was retarded by his limp” synonyms: delay, slow down, slow up, hold back, hold up, set back, postpone, put back, detain,decelerate; The word retard dates as far back as 1426. It stems from the Latin verb, retardare, meaning…

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Candid interview

Carly Fleischmann is nonverbal, but she’s become the voice of autism awareness. We posted about her on January 22 (Inspiring Individuals) and then referred to her again on January 29th (The Dancing Barista). This young woman, who uses a communication device, and gained notoriety when a video giving insight to how she processes the world…

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A Video Count-down

Here is Watch Mojo‘s countdown to their top 10 inspirational people with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. These are the people whom they feel have broadened our world view. After watching the video let us know, in the comments section, who you would have added to this list. [youtube]

Class Act

SoulPancake’s Class Act video about a teacher at Lawton Middle School in San Francisco is inspiring, touching and shows how something small like a coffee cart can make a huge difference in the lives of teachers & students alike. What’s great about this idea, which isn’t new here in some of Eugene’s High Schools, is that…

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Movie Review

Front of the Class  [youtube] This Hallmark Hall of Fame production is based on the 2005 book “Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had,” which Brad Cohen wrote with Lisa Wysocky. The book, well worth reading, gives insight into what it is like to live with Tourette’s….

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