Archive for July, 2017

I am going to share my teaching strategies at the Calhoun Autism Network’s Back to School Bash at Sonoraville Recreation Department in Calhoun, Georgia on July 31st at 6:00-8:00. I am looking forward to meeting many educators and parents from Northwest Georgia. See you there!

I talked to Varina Mead today at Easter Seals Central Alabama. I appreciate her willingness to share my Easter Seals Indianapolis demonstration video and teaching strategies with the colleagues in her area.

I just got off of the phone with Gwen Sirmans, Family Engagement Coordinator, at the Georgia Sensory Assistance Project. Ms. Sirmans offered to share my teaching strategies and articles with her colleagues and many families in Georgia as well as in other states. I really appreciate her help, especially since my school district starts on July 24th.

My family and I went to Rockford, IL for a family reunion during the week of July 1-5. Because of the distance from Rome, GA to Rockford, IL, which is about 850 miles, I decided to bring some of my manipulatives, just in case some specialists would be available. On the morning of July 3rd, I lucked out!

I met with Diane Finn, Coordinator at the Northwest Illinois Association (NIA), in Rockford. We discussed how my strategies could impact the children and other specialists with mat during the 2017-18 school year. She also suggested that I attend the next Illinois AER Conference in Naperville. Please check my “Latest News” tab to see if I will be able to attend.

After I met with Ms. Finn, I went to the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford. Hina Altif, Assistive Technology Specialist, was available for a demonstration. Like many other AT specialists, teachers, administrators, and parents, she saw how my strategies could positively impact the students she serves.