I have chosen to participate in the 5 Minutes for Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2009. I am a bit nervous as this is The Autism Education Site’s first blog party, carnival, event, etc. Welcome to my site, I am Melissa and I am the mom of two children on the autism spectrum. When my youngest daughter was diagnosed 2.5 years ago I was immediately thrust into a world of unknowns – unknown outcomes, unknown educational choices, unknown everything. I turned to the internet for information and found that there is a lot of great information available from other parents.
For me, navigating the world of Individualized Education Plans, school-based therapies, adequate progress, etc was difficult. I am the daughter of an educator and so I was able to get a head start among my fellow moms who were navigating this alone. I decided to create The Autism Education Site to provide information about autism education issues/concerns, specialized autism schools as well as summer camps for children on the autism spectrum.
As my children got older, my son tested into the gifted range in verbal ability and thus falls into the Twice Exceptional category. I am new to the world of 2E so I’m just getting my feet wet with that topics.
So, welcome to my site and I hope to connect with other parents or educators.
To celebrate my first blog party, I’m going to give away the following two books. Due to high international shipping costs, U.S. and Canadian visitors only please (for the book giveaway).
Leave a comment here to be entered into my Special Education Law book giveaway.