Theory of Mind- Reading the Mind in the Eyes

http://kgajos.eecs.harvard.edu/mite/ I recently read an article written by Paul Heiker and Melanie Yergeau called "Autism and Rhetoric."  One of the biggest things that jumped out at me like a rabid squirrel being chased by a starving cougar was the idea that autism is rhetorical.  Both autism and rhetoric relate to communicating with other people.  This... Continue Reading →

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Free-Write: Person-First Language

This is the first post of what I expect will be many where I struggle to figure out whether I should use person first language or not. I earned my undergraduate degree in special education where it was drilled into me that the students who I teach are people first; therefore, I should use person... Continue Reading →

Slenderman the game for neurotypicals to understand autistic people.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/auti-sim-lets-you-experience-the-horror-of-sensory-overload/ Slenderman the game for neurotypicals to understand autistic people. You start out in the corner of a playground.  Around you are children playing on the equipment.  Curiosity got the better of me, so I walked over to two of the children.  As I got closer, the screen began to get fuzzy and I looked... Continue Reading →

FreeWrite Review: Where are the Orphans

http://www.raggededgemagazine.com/blogs/edgecentric/archives//000627.html Why don’t Jerry’s Orphans speak up to the media?  They are wasting a perfect opportunity to get their message out there.  Their message about discrimination of the MDA (Muscular Distrophy “Association?”) by refusing to allow volunteers with disabilities to work at a Muscular Dystrophe camp. This makes me nervous because it may impact my... Continue Reading →

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