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A new study reveals that the strong interests of students with autism should be encouraged, not suppressed.  New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, surveyed autistic adults and asked them reflect on their childhood interests and the way in which they impacted on their current occupation.  Of the 80 participants in...
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The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has left many people upset, confused, angry, and powerless.  A good way to defuse these feelings is by becoming proactive, particularly in those areas where Trump is likely to promote destructive legislation, formulate dangerous foreign policies, modify cultural discourse, or ignite irrational elements within...
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Today, I’m in Scottsdale, Arizona, speaking at the Talking Stick Resort, as part of the Fourteenth Annual Transition Conference put on by the Arizona Department of Education to assist educators in helping students with special needs transition successfully into post-secondary education, the work force, and their communities.  I delivered the keynote to the conference on...
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Last week I returned from doing a two-day workshop on multiple intelligences in Abu-Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  The training, made in cooperation with Medex International, was attended by fifty men and women from all walks of life, primarily from the Abu-Dhabi area,  who wanted to know about Howard Gardner’s theory and how to apply it to learning,...
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I’m seriously concerned that the schools aren’t doing enough (change that:  aren’t doing anything!) to prepare students on the autism spectrum for a range of careers that are beginning to open up for them in the workplace.  So much of recent educational ”reform” has been about preparing our students to be college and career-ready.  If this...
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