70/70 points, 100% school paper

Fourth grade’s home stretch

My kid is a smart kid. Though his autism might make you believe otherwise. And trust me, I have made the mistake of doubting him before. Many times actually. Yet many times, he has stepped up, proven me wrong and provided plenty of reminders to anyone who questions his academic abilities only needs a bit…

Special Needs vs. Mainstream

Years ago I remember having a conversation with my uncle regarding my then-four year old son with autism. The talk focused on education and Matt’s potential – or perhaps ceiling – in terms of expectations. How far could he go? How soon would he get there? What’s the best way of teaching him? How difficult…

Learning digital animation with Scratch
Super Hero Matt

Autism Update: 4th Grade

In the big scheme of things, this blog is meant to be about my son’s continued attempts at kicking autism’s ass. Unfortunately, I’ve gotten away from that lately and I apologize. Young Matt is now entering the second half of 4th grade. So much can (and has) happened since his first day back in August…