Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism and Epilepsy from Facebook to Reality: Conor Experiences Another Seizure

Earlier today I posted to my Facebook page and to the Autism Society New Brunswick FB page the link to Tonic-clonic seizures at Epilepsy.com.  I included the note that it was important for persons with autism to be aware of such seizures because of the high number of person who suffer from epileptic seizures including ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Disorders and Transition To and Through School: A Small Suggestion

Conor visiting and preparing for his transition from middle school to high school by  visiting the grounds of the school and seeing the Leo Hayes High School building.  I have commented on transition planning in the school system before and I don’t know if what we did with our severely autistic, profoundly developmentally delayed son ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Inclusion Done Right: Conor at Leo Hayes High School Resource Centre

Pictures above and below: Inclusion done right at Leo Hayes High School Resource Centre Pictures courtesy of Steve at the LHHS Resource Centre Inclusion done wrong is inclusion as advocated by Gordon Porter of the CACL and NBACL, and the current Conservative government which has very close ties to Mr Porter and the NBACL According ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Proud of Our Conor

Conor looking cool, calm and composed in his grandparents’ yard in  Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley in November. This morning he showed  just  as much calm while enduring an early morning blood sample needle. We were, once again, very proud of our Conor today.  Not for demonstrating some special “autism” skill, not for anything that would be featured in ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Conor Countdown Continues In Support of FLEXIBLE, EVIDENCE BASED Inclusion

The Conor Countdown continues, as Conor gets up each day at 6 am and changes the number reflecting the number of days until school resumes. My son Conor, and his autism disorder disability,  have been well accommodated in schools here in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.  He has benefited both from the assistance of education aides ...

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Autism and Education: Conor Votes For FLEXIBLE Inclusion

Conor got up at 6 am today, as he has for the last 2+ months to mark down the number of days to school. He started doing this with 65 days to go and today he was very happy to mark 0 days to school! He also placed his packed bookbag and lunchbag at the ...