The intention of this project is to provide a digital space where families with ASD kids at Millennium Brooklyn (NEST and IEP) can share their resource leads and explore the resources that other families have shared.
Our experience with the NEST Faculty of MBHS has been one of those experiences that prove how wonderful our kids are and how the MBHS faculty gives every family the confidence they need as well.
Using the Post Summary (top-right) will provide a brief overview of the content. Other reasons for this project are HERE. If you have an idea or thought or spot an error please use the comment boxes. You will find them at the end of most of the posts or pages on this site.
Research and Education
I’m not sure if I’ll keep this blog going now that he’s off to college. All of this content has been for my own satisfaction. On the other hand, I am known for saying “no one is as smart as all of us.” Knowledge requires experience plus reflection among people who agree to work on a set of common ideas or experiences that will move a community forward. Please agree with, add to or help amend the goals.
Please have a look at the Goals (HERE)
Roles you take in the development of this resource are described (HERE).
“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein
No one is as smart as all of us. Where are the best articles and who is doing research on children with AS? Have a look at the papers in Research. Suggest other resources. One of the articles makes the following point:
As autism activist Temple Grandin, who herself has autism, surmised: “Some guy with high-functioning Asperger’s developed the first stone spear; it wasn’t developed by the social ones yakking around the campfire.”
No one is as smart as all of us. This site provides a map of about 170 universities and an attempt to offer a link to offices that may lead to services within the overall framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Your reviews of your kid’s college life would be good for future families.
Finding schools that focus on the abilities side of things with similar accommodations seems like a reasonable goal. Higher education presents a very different experience than the mandates and advocacy of a high school. It is very important to know the road to a successful higher education experience is generally unaccommodating, and almost all “uphill”.
Judy Singer and New York journalist Harvey Blume articulate the needs of people with autism who do not want to be defined by a disability label but wished to be seen instead as neurologically different.
The lesson to a parent is clear on the accommodation of differences. It matters if the child is smart and “otherwise qualified”, but it matters more how functional that child can be in a class and in general.
“The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” Oscar Wilde
All forms of criticism or corrections to content are welcomed.