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Postscript to Flying without an IEP

May 17, 2011 Kyron 2 Comments
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Yesterday was a complete whirlwind of activity. My husband and I had been discussing going without an IEP for weeks and feeling any number of feelings – ill, morose, crotchety, anxious, unconvinced, fearful, and overall just tense about the whole scenario. I can honestly say I just KNEW it was the wrong decision.  I do …

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Flying without an IEP

May 16, 2011 Kyron No Comments
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Today is his last day of Preschool and my last IEP meeting… My youngest was getting ready for school this morning in between complaining of a stomach ache. He’s not sick – thank goodness, just a good ole case of the nerves. All the time I was trying to build him up and encourage him …

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What right to flight?

June 26, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

As Good Morning America played in the background of our morning chaos yesterday, I quickly hit the record button on the TiVo. A parent and her toddler who is autistic were forced off an American Airlines flight. The mother took a train up to New York City to appear on the show. I’ve watched it …

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Green the Vaccine March

June 6, 2008 Kyron 5 Comments

Well I missed the interview in the summer chaos that is our home but found a write up on it on the Good Morning America/ABC News website. Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey were interviewed on Wednesday’s show before they took to the streets of Washington DC to March on Washington with several thousand supporters to …

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TiVo® Alert Autism Every Day on Sundance Channel

March 31, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Autism Every Day on Sundance Channel: The Sundance Channel will present the U.S. television premiere of Lauren Thierry’s documentary Autism Every Day on Wednesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET (which is World Autism Awareness Day). The film documents the day in the lives of eight families struggling to raise children with autism. I hope …

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The Sunday Paper for March 30, 2008…

March 30, 2008 Kyron No Comments

…and a cup of coffee Every Sunday I hope to offer you my version of the Sunday paper with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifitng (or both), on various issues within the special needs community. Students with needs discover their talents Program in Mamaroneck, NY helps teens with a variety of …

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The Disability Savings Act of 2008

March 17, 2008 Kyron 1 Comment

First of all – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! As a proud irishwoman I can’t let the day go by without acknowledging it! Today I wanted you all to become aware of a piece of legislation introduced by former presidential candidate Senator Chris Dodd. It is called the Disability Savings Act of 2008. According to Senator …

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