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Life’s Spectrum (Flash Fiction 55)

Posted in education, Flash Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by dustus


Arrrrgh! As pint-sized Captain Hook, Mikey smiles until my mullet wig frightens him—like on the circus field trip when his mother stifled sobbing wails, hugging him calm.

He doesn’t know it’s me. Five-year old thoughts sense danger. Unhooked hands cup ears shrieking, rocking back-and-forth, head banging wall, shattering my heart through life’s spectrum.

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Education News: New Illustrated Book Helps Children Understand Autism

Posted in Blog, education, people with tags , , , , , , on September 9, 2009 by dustus

Marsha Rae Osborn Tells Story of Compassion, Acceptance in New Children’s Book
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MADISON, Ala., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — “Understanding Jason” (published by AuthorHouse), the new book written by Marsha Rae Osborn and illustrated by DeOnna Mills, tells the story of a group of typical students who learn from their teacher how to accept and help an autistic student, Jason, fit in with their class…

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source: Reuters
Wed Sep 9, 2009 8:40am EDT