Transition

Transition Skills: Learning about your kid, COVID edition.

Annie is on her third week of full-time online school. It’s…a struggle. Annie is a smart kid, and in the perfect circumstances, she can demonstrate that. The perfect circumstances involve no distractions/ correct lighting/ accommodation for processing speed/ a person to translate neurotypical jargon to ASD literal speak/ 3 million highlighters of every color/ the …

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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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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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