S. DeCarlo

What are “reasonable accommodations?”

This is the second post in a 3 series blog. What does the law require? Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that provides federally funded facilities (like public schools) from discriminating against those with disabilities. Under 504, public schools must ensure that students with a disability must have equal …

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Transition Skills: State and Local Government, or The First Activity We’ve Done That Caused Annie’s Eyes to Glaze Over

If you know me personally, you probably know that I am a very politically involved person. I have worked for, volunteered for, and given money to candidates. I vote in local elections. I vote in midterms. I have firm policy positions. When Annie was 3, and just beginning to speak (thank you Rainbow Pediatric Rehab), …

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Personhood

Annie is really, really cute. And cuddly. She loves Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Pokemon, and she sleeps with about two million stuffed animals. Her innocence is charming. Everything about her sweet and unjaded way of looking at the world fills me with joy. Her bubble is a lovely place to live. Sadly, the bubble also …

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Transition Skills: Pancakes

Today in Transition Skills, we continued with cooking. Annie made Nutella pancakes. I would love for Annie to learn to bake from scratch. This adventure is about her, though, and not about my secret childhood to be Laura Ingalls. Instead, we are being practical. Since Annie doesn’t really eat many baked goods and doesn’t like …

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Letting them fail

This post isn’t about a particular skill I’m teaching Annie, so much as it is a skill I have learned myself, and am applying to our transition practice. In my previous job, I sponsored Parenting with Love and Logic three times. I attended every class all three times. At seven sessions per course, three hours …

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