Transition Skills: Prescriptions

This is the third post in a series of three For those following along, today we completed the loop for obtaining a prescription. Last week, we had filled a pill case, recognized what we were low on, figured out what was OTC versus prescription, , and wrote an email to...

Transition Skills: meds edition

This is the second post in a series of three. For those following along, Annie just filled her own pill case for the coming week. This week she separated AM from PM meds, made lists of which is which, learned to distinguish OTC from prescription, and knows where to...

Transition Skills: Prescriptions

This is the first post in a series of three. For those following along, this week is all about meds. Today we began with some questions, and separating AM and PM meds. We talked about why we don’t share meds, or take other people’s meds. We talked about...

Blue Lights are fine but how about this instead?

Blue lights are fine. Understanding that many autistic people “mask” (pretend to be neurotypical) for YOUR comfort is more important. Masking is exhausting and stressful and can be painful. Blue lights are fine. Respecting the wishes of an autistic person...

Is there a stigma with an IEP/504?

Because I’ve been in the IEP/504 world for so long, I sometimes forget that there are parents who are concerned about the appearance of their child having an IEP or a 504, because of stigma or because the parents view the assistance as a “crutch”. I...

What are compensatory services?

With the school closures and distance learning, is my child entitled to compensatory services? The simple answer to the first question: If your child is on an IEP and doesn’t receive the services on an IEP, they frequently have to be made up. Those make up...
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