Prom

Okay, my son had no desire to go to his high school prom, this year or any other year for that matter and that’s okay. Despite that, this article entitled “Proms For Those With Special Needs Expected To Draw 75,000” by Shaun Heasley was just too good of a story to pass up.

The article is about how the Tim Tebow Foundation and it’s Night to Shin program will help over 75,000 kids with special abilities will get the chance to go. If you ask me, Tim Tebow doesn’t need baseball or football, he’s already a star.

Thank you Tim!

  

Autism Librarian

Shopping without distractions

Honestly, there are lots of things I would love to do without distractions. We are so inundated with needless sensory overload. Having gone to a movie without those annoying previews and the lights on with my kids, thanks to our local chapter of Autism Speaks, taught me that years ago.

So when I saw this article entitled “JC Penney Hosts Back-to-School Shopping Event for Shoppers With Autism” over at The Mighty by , I knew they were on to something. I also seem to recall a store in England doing this a while back and thought, when will I see this over on the other side of the pond? Well, I wonder no more.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Shopping, a family affair

Shopping is one of those things that can be difficult when you have a kid with special abilities. Well, it seems Target is taking a leap forward in trying to accommodate these families.

Check out this article entitled “Target Offering Carts For Shoppers With Special Needs” by Aimee Blanchette at Disability Scoop via the Star Tribune. Little by little, one step at a time.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian