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Kid in Story Book Maker

Giveaway for Kid in Story Book Maker!

  Act quickly – this giveaway for Kid in Story ends on Sunday night because the app codes expire on Wednesday! One of my favourite apps for creating social stories is Kid in Story Book Maker. I wrote a review of it here. The crux of my review: There are more apps to create social stories […]

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financial supports for disabled people in Canada

Financial supports for disabled people in Canada and their families

One of the things I have been most frustrated with in terms of trying to access services and supports for my autistic children is the lack of a ‘one stop shop’ for information. It’s not that the information isn’t out there, it’s that there is so much of it – wading through it all to […]

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day of pink

5 reasons why the boys and I supported the International Day of Pink

  April 9th is the international Day of Pink, so yesterday the boys and I wore pink shirts. Well, to be exact, I wore a shirt that had a lot of pink in it – best my wardrobe could come up with at short notice. If you’re not familiar with Day of Pink, it started in 2007 […]

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Love not fear

Love not fear – Perfect love casts out all fear

    This is over a month late. (You’ll hear that a lot with respect to upcoming posts.) I had this one drafted and ready to publish on February 14th as part of the Love Not Fear flashblog. There’s some genuinely heartwarming posts over there so go give them a read if you haven’t already. […]

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one pot meals

Easy, cheap, one-pot meals

  I know what you’re thinking – SBKM is not a food blog! You’re right, it’s not and I’m not planning to turn it into one either, but I’ve been experimenting with some one-pot meals this winter and a number of my friends have asked for recipes so I thought, hey, why not put them […]

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Free crochet heart pattern

Valentine’s Day crafts and a Lunchbox Love giveaway

  For Halloween I made Mummy Candy Jars and they seemed to go over pretty well with the boys’ friends and teachers. For my Valentine’s Day crafts I wanted something equally cheap, cheerful and environmentally friendly – but this time something that wasn’t just another cute way to give out more candy. After finding the […]

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Gorilla Band app

Gorilla Band app review (with video!) and giveaway

  If you do nothing else then make the time to watch the video of the Gorilla Band app in action at the bottom of this review – it’s got some footage of Oliver that is guaranteed to make you smile. You may be aware that I have recently written a few guest posts for […]

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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: activities and a review of Special Stories app

  Edited to add two things: In response to the review the developer has dropped the price of the app from $19.99 to $13.99. I think this places it in the ‘must buy’ category if you have children with special needs or work with them. I also have two copies of the app to giveaway! […]

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Ice Storm Toronto 2013

  Happy New Year to you all! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. It’s been a while since I’ve posted – firstly because a truly awful stomach virus felled all of us for a week. Recovering (SO. MUCH. LAUNDRY.) and getting ready for the holidays then sucked up all of my time. Once […]

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I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay

Helping an AAC user learn new vocabulary

  As regular readers know, Owen is working hard with the AAC app Proloquo2Go and is doing very well. How am I helping my AAC user to learn new vocabulary? Well, I thought I might share some practical things I’m doing that might be useful to those of you who are always looking for ideas […]

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