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Crochet Christmas Stocking Ornaments

Crochet, Culture and Christmas

  The letter ‘C’ has dominated Fall 2014 for me – not just council politics, communications and community – in addition there has been an awful lot of… crochet. I thought I’d share with you some of what I’ve been up to, as well as give you an idea of some upcoming projects. When I first […]

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Doug Ford autism

The problem at the heart of Doug Ford

  I’ve already written more about the Ford brothers on this blog than I wish I ever had to. I’ve written specifically about the issue of Doug Ford’s appalling comments and actions in relation to The Griffin Centre. I’m volunteering for a city councillor and the election is less than 3 weeks away. My parents […]

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ableist language

Five things to consider before using ableist language

  In this post I’m openly going to discuss problematic language so please, if you find ableist or profane insults triggering, then you might want to skip it entirely. I’m on twitter a lot. In fact it’s how I met my partner 3.5 years ago and it’s also how I know a lot of the people […]

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80 Days by inkle day time options

80 Days by inkle – app review and giveaway

  Those of you who participated in last year’s Halloween giveaway may recall that inkle kindly gave me some promo codes for their app, Sorcery! I’d actually approached them on the off chance they had copies of their gorgeous digital rendering of Frankenstein available but having discovered Sorcery!, I was both intrigued and impressed. As with Frankenstein, […]

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Monster Factory Mythicals Kickstarter

Monster Factory toys – review, giveaway and Mythicals Kickstarter

  My latest is a review of the plush toys from Monster Factory, some information on a very cool Kickstarter they have running and a giveaway for a Mini Monster of your choice. Review Summary – Are Monster Factory toys worth buying? An enthusiastic yes – they are everything you want in a plush toy: […]

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Rob Ford and Pride Doll

Pride in Toronto – why we all deserve more than the Fords

  I’m not a political blogger so I didn’t expect to be writing about the Fords again. In fact my previous post regarding Doug Ford’s egregious comments about, and treatment of, autistic residents at The Griffin Centre was one more than I ever expected or even wanted to write. Yet here we are and I’m feeling the need […]

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Owen and his communication device (iPad mini)

Our picnic adventure – an AAC tale

  I know I’m woefully behind on my AAC posts. I promise I will share our monthly word lists with you as soon as I can…probably while the boys are in camp and I work on putting more vocabulary in Owen’s app. Despite the fact that I’m behind on that too Owen has continued to do […]

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Thank you Doug Ford and fawning media; you endanger my autistic children

  I spent the Victoria Day long weekend alternating between being angry about Doug Ford’s bigoted and hateful statements regarding the Griffin Centre and being heartened by the response I was seeing to those statements. On Monday I tweeted this:   Don’t tell Doug Ford but I took my #autistic kids out of our home […]

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Brain Jump with Ned the Neuron by Kizoom

STEM education: app review of Brain Jump by Kizoom and giveaway of a robot kit

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and what better way to celebrate than to focus on how important STEM education is? Well, how about a review of a fun science app and a giveaway for a cute and cool STEM education project? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and I think parents should be doing whatever […]

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Great app deal: Speak For Yourself – 50% off TODAY ONLY!

  TODAY ONLY: the AAC app Speak For Yourself is 50% off – $99.99 instead of $199.99. Normally I only do a great app deal post if I can personally vouch for the app being terrific. In this case, I don’t yet have a copy of Speak For Yourself but people I respect say wonderful […]

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