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Stuffed Allies & Dignity: How Understanding Anxiety Can Help Save the Day

This article was originally written for the Autism Society of North Carolina – but more than any other piece I’ve offered to another publication, every repost of “Stuffed Allies & Dignity” receives thousands and thousands of views. Why? Because the message matter – and the kids need us to understand. So with gratitude to ASNC for the […]

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I Carried A Watermelon

    An excerpt from Jennifer’s Autism Asperger’s Digest column: Insider: An Aspie’s Tips for Teens “Watermelon Syndrome” – May 2014     We’ve all been there. Trying to scoop our words up off of the floor—to reel them back in. I call it “Watermelon Syndrome.” And I, too, have suffered. In 1987, a movie […]

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A Kevlar Vest for Your Heart

When I began Asperkids.com in 2012, I pledged to answer every single email, every single question via social media, every personal request. And dang it, I meant it. Heck, as a mom myself, if I took the time to reach out, it was because I needed something I couldn’t find for myself – information, instructions, yes….but more […]

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Elevator Bank

Following EVERY Child – For Real “The Elevator Bank”   The following is an excerpt from an article of mine that will appear in the North American Montessori Journal’s summer edition, based upon the keynote I delivered to their conference in January 2014. It’s Tuesday. Noon. The morning wasn’t too exciting but now, things are […]

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Stuck in a Moment

You know what I love? I love when parents remember that: 1. Children are not “little adults” with adult coping skills or life experiences for reference. 2. Children ARE “short PEOPLE.” Their wishes, questions, fears, ideas, and love are every bit as real as yours and mine – and deserve at LEAST as much respect. […]

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