The Scrappy Picture Schedule Might Save Us — Parenting in a Pandemic

Our worlds have been thrown upside down. Or at least sideways. Definitely more than slantways.  I’m sitting at my desk, watching a neighbor walk swiftly passed my house in a black puffy jacket. She’s holding her phone horizontal like it’s … Continue reading

Respect the Intelligences of Kids with Intellectual Disabilities

Adults do this to Fiona all the time. They do it to her more than they do it to my other, typically developing kid. These kinds of recall questions aren’t genuine requests for information. “Fiona, are you hungry?…. What was your favorite part of today?…. Did anything today make you angry?” Instead, these are questions in which the questioner possesses the right answer and is waiting for Fiona to dole it out. Continue reading