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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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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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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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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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