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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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Owen using Grace App for AAC

Autism and AAC: Five things I wish I had known

  In the title of this post I’ve linked autism and AAC for a specific reason. A lot of the points here are equally applicable to people who have a different disability but my argument in this particular post is for ALL autistic people to have access to AAC, regardless of whether they can speak. […]

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Axel’s Chain Reaction – free until Oct 4 – app review

I bumped up my review of Axel’s Chain Reaction because this week it’s FREE to download. So, if you’re reading this before October 5th and it sounds like a book you’re be interested in, download it now while it’s FREE! Summary – is the app worth buying? Definitely download it while it’s free. After that, […]

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Why I don’t support Autism Speaks (which is why I don’t ‘light it up blue’)

  I’ve found myself explaining to a number of people recently why I don’t support Autism Speaks, so I figured maybe it was just easier to write a blog post about it so all my reasons would be in one place that I could then just link to. Blogging inspired by laziness, if you will. […]

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Great app deal: TOBY Playpad for autism

  From March 1st to March 5th, 2013, TOBY Playpad will be on sale for the terrific price of $23.99. That’s a discount of 75% from its usual price of $94.99. If you decide to buy it then please use my link to the App Store as Apple will pay me a commission at no […]

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Great app deal: Choiceworks by BeeVisual

  So many blog posts, so little time! I had to make time however to ensure all of you are aware that Choiceworks has dropped in price to only $4.99. I have no idea how long this price drop will be in effect so if you don’t yet have a copy of this Visual Support […]

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Thoughts about divisions Part III: Autism parents and autistic self-advocates

  *trigger warning* there are some phrases and pictures in this post that some of you might find disturbing. I’ve had a draft of this post in my inbox since September but it’s been percolating in my head for even longer than that. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I wrote my […]

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iPads support and create off-iPad play skills

  A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about iPads and screentime. Parents concerned about screen time will often state that they prefer their children to play with educational rather than purely ‘fun’ apps. I’m going to disagree with that a little, at least as far as my developmentally atypical children are concerned. […]

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Scene Speak: An iPad app for anyone involved with children. App guide and giveaway.

  If you make it to the end of this post there's a special prize – a rafflecopter with a giveaway for THREE copies of Scene Speak! I'm not going to call this post about Scene Speak ($9.99 iPad only) a review. It's neither an overview of the app's features nor a rundown of how […]

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iPads, Autism, screen-time and “The Autism Project”

For those of you who aren’t aware, The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest online news site and also its highest circulation newspaper, is running a series of articles at the moment under the heading The Autism Project. To be honest, I haven’t been following it religiously. At the risk of sounding like Sarah Palin, my expectations […]

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