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Who gets to beat the heat? Here are the winners!

Thanks again to all the developers who donated codes and to everyone who entered and shared the giveaway. Winners – please thank the developers when you have a moment and don't forget to rate the apps you won in iTunes. I have emailed out the codes for the Night & Day Studio apps already, the […]

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Why ‘Small But Kinda Mighty’? Why a beetle?!

My wonderful friend Cynthia is a mother and an artist. She also blogs at CGregoryRun where she says things that always make me laugh and sometimes make me cry. She recently drew a fantastic new profile picture for my blog's Facebook page: Isn't it brilliant? I love it! It reminds me that I have been […]

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Beat the heat: giveaway for $170 worth of cool apps!

Contest is now over – winners announced here. Summer heat getting you down? It's supposed to get up to 36 C (97 F) here in Toronto tomorrow. That's without the humidex! Instead of sitting in a bucket of ice however, I have arranged an extremely cool giveaway of some great apps for you. Click here […]

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To the SEPRC… and beyond!

This is my second post regarding the process I went through in order to get Oliver and Owen placed within the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). The first post can be found here and is an outline of the services we accessed and steps taken up to and including school registration. This next step would […]

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One does not simply WALK into the TDSB

This is the first in a two-part set of posts chronicling the boys' educational journey to-date. I had initially drafted this as one post but it was getting far too long so I've split it into two. You can find the second post here. By way of preamble, as you read this please keep in […]

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Review of Custom Boards by Smarty Ears

I was the lucky recipient of a code for the Premium version of this app, which currently costs $39.99. My review took longer than expected but I managed to finally squeeze it in. Apologies for the delay! Bottom line: If you are a therapist, teacher or other professional who routinely uses visuals, I would highly […]

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Video for Jackson!

  Thanks for all the cards you sent for Jackson! His surgery is tomorrow so I hope he gets a chance to see this video before then and that he enjoys it very much. I will select the recipients of the gift card and apps tonight. Special thanks goes to: Frances A – special ed […]

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How do you tell if someone might be conning you?

Before I get into the meat of this post, I’d like to address some things upfront. Is this post about Gary James of A4cwsn? Yes; but it’s equally applicable to a hundred other situations you may encounter with a romantic partner, a business colleague even someone you meet on the street. Won’t Gary threaten to […]

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Support Jackson in his journey… and win!

You may have already heard of 9 year-old Jackson; a lot of special needs bloggers have been mentioning him lately. Jackson’s mum, Gina, is the owner of the website Special Happens. Her eldest son has a number of obstacles to overcome – he has cerebral palsy, is on the autism spectrum, has sensory processing disorder […]

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The Art of Vaccinations

I was reading earlier this week that the National Archives in the UK has digitized and shared with Wikimedia Commons a large selection of its war art collection dating from the Second World War. Looking through the pictures I was struck in particular by the poster below, encouraging parents to vaccinate their children against diptheria: […]

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