School & Jobs
By alex on April 3, 2006
'A coworker's husband passed away last week from cancer; today was her first day back. I've only worked here for a short time so I don't know her that well, but I want to offer my condolences. I don't want to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. But if I say nothing, she might think I'm cold-hearted and don't care. What advice can you offer?'
Read on for GroovyDruid's response!
By alex on October 17, 2005
By alex on September 16, 2005
By alex on March 30, 2005
The NSW opposition, who made the claims public today, said two teachers constantly humiliated the boy – who has a mild form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome – over a period of three years.
By alex on December 9, 2004
A Barnegat mother, who has said school officials in June used a chair to restrain her autistic son in a room, has filed complaints with the state Department of Education to investigate whether the district broke any laws while educating her two sons.
By alex on November 28, 2004
Parents commit an act of faith every day when they send their children to school, trusting that teachers and administrators will take proper care of their offspring.
That's especially true for parents of autistic children, some of whom can't speak for themselves when trouble arises. And a couple of recent cases alleging abuse by teachers are especially troubling for that reason. The Charlotte...
By alex on October 26, 2004
A woman says in a lawsuit that an agency working for the East Lansing School District repeatedly left her 21-year-old autistic son alone in a locked car rather than caring for him.
By alex on October 4, 2004
By alex on September 18, 2004
1. Survival skills (e.g., listening, following directions, ignoring distractions, using nice or brave talk, rewarding yourself)
2. Interpersonal skills (e.g., sharing, asking for permission, joining an activity, waiting your turn)
3. Problem-solving skills (e.g., asking for help, apologizing,...
By alex on September 2, 2004