Below is all the stuff I've been doing -- writing, interviews, talks, etc. What's not recorded in there is that Iz, now a sophomore in high school, is playing lacrosse and soccer, perseverating just a bit on makeup and bands, and is a better student than I ever was. Leo, seventh grader, is in the middle of a trial period for a dedicated AAC device, we're optimistic, plus he just had his annual IEP which was resoundingly positive -- last year was hard (seizure and other medical issues), this year is good. I don't know if it's puberty or just maturity that's got him in the current One Chill Dude phase, and I'm not taking it for granted, but I'm enjoying that he's so happy overall right now. Mali is still a fort-builder and a mythology lover, as befits a fourth grader. She is still the most fun ever, as anyone who hangs out with her can attest (still a button-pusher as well, though, watch out). We've started watching Adventure Time, which is surreal but quite awesome, and Leo likes it too.
I'll try to write a real entry soon! HONEST. But here's the list, I'll slap up some photos below it.
- CNN.com: Interview: Using Tablets to Reach Kids With Autism
- Oceanhouse Media: Blogger Spotlight for Autism Awareness Month
- Cafe Mom: The Stir: Interview: Moms Criticize Disney's New Rules for Kids With Disabilities
- Shot of Prevention: Vaccines and Autism: Something Old, Something New
- BlogHer: World Autism Awareness (or Acceptance) Day: Hope and More Hope for Autism Parents Like Me
- The Huffington Post: Interview: 34 Things Autism Is -- and 34 Things Autism Is Not
- SEPTAR: Workshop: iPads and Autism
- Thinking Person's Guide to Autism: Keep Calm and Think Critically: The CDC's 1 in 68 Autism Numbers
- KQED: Interview: Higher Autism Numbers Announced as Feds Introduce Early Screening Program
- Dandelion Magazine: How iPads Can Help Your Child Learn, Communicate, Socialize, and Play
- Support for Families Information and Resource Conference, San Francisco, CA: Yes, iPads and Apps Really Can Help Individuals with Special Needs
- Shot@Life/United Nations Foundation: Walking the Capitol Hill Walk for Life-Saving Vaccines
- UCSF Developmental Disabilities Conference: Social Media and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism (with Jennifer Byde Myers, Emily Willingham, and Carol Greenburg):
- National Autistic Society Professional Conference, Harrogate, UK: iPads and Autism: The Best Apps for Learning and Leisure
|I visited York Minster as well when I was in the UK.
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell had just finished filming onsite!
|We're headed back to San Diego in two days.
We were just there in February.
We love San Diego.
(And visiting my mom of course.)
|My fellow TPGA editrixes really are the best people in the world.
This is from our UCSF talk last month,
and next month we'll be descending on IMFAR!
|Love my happy geek crew. xoxox