Behaviour Management Programs are Out-Dated and Ableist

Behaviour Management Programs are Out-Dated, Harmful, and Ableist AF. Note This article was originally posted on my Medium blog on September 10, 2021. Please click here to visit the table of contents for all my Medium articles.  I Am Grateful for Teachers and School Staff First off, I want to express my gratitude to all teachers and school staff everywhere.Continue reading “Behaviour Management Programs are Out-Dated and Ableist”

Everything is on a spectrum

Deafness, Gender, Autism… but today we’re talking about Deafness. It’s Deaf Awareness Month, so I wanted to share a few public service announcements to help you navigate your next encounter with a Deaf person. Obviously we’re not a homogenous group and individual experiences and preferences will vary. Learn sign language from a Deaf person. TheyContinue reading “Everything is on a spectrum”

What is Neurodiversity?

Exploring the meaning of the word and the significance of the Neurodiversity movement. The meaning will differ slightly for each individual who identifies as being neurodivergent, based on how they perceive themselves and what framework works best for them. Variation and difference are neither inherently good nor bad.  What sets us apart can make usContinue reading “What is Neurodiversity?”

Inclusion Benefits ALL Students

Accommodations for neurodiverse students benefit everyone After a week off for some camping, I am happy to share a brand new article: Accommodations and adaptations made for neurodiverse students benefit everyone. “Students who live in caring relationships with teachers have greater academic success.” —Josette & Ba Luvmour “Chronic stress can shut off the the areasContinue reading “Inclusion Benefits ALL Students”

Journeys of Self-Discovery

I use the word journeys, plural, because this has — and continues to be — a series of varied and enlightening journeys for me.  I have compiled a series of my stories describing my personal struggles and successes:  How It All Began The Struggles The Learning Process The Successes Read more on Neurodiversified and follow me on Medium

ADHD, Actually: The Struggle is Real

Research reveals how life-altering ADHD really is… and what you can do about it ADHD is about so much more than difficulty sitting still or paying attention So. Much. More. Despite decades of information being available to anyone and everyone, including doctors, teachers, and the general public, there is still a lot of misinformation out there. It’sContinue reading “ADHD, Actually: The Struggle is Real”

An Open Letter to the Minister of Education

April 9, 2021 Dear Mr. Cullen, Do not assume the parents who write open letters or express concerns about the proposed changes to our education system have not read the (sparse) information provided.  We *have* read the documents and we still have very serious concerns.  Stop insulting the intelligence of Manitobans.  With all due respect,Continue reading “An Open Letter to the Minister of Education”