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Distance Learning on the Spectrum: Setting Up for Success

Author: Megan Knapp

The abrupt shift to distance learning left many families, children, educators and administrators uneasy during an uncertain time. With drastic changes in routines, loss of social connections to friends and teachers, and an immediate need to cope with an ever-changing reality; individuals on the autism spectrum may need additional support navigating their new world of…

Author: Megan Knapp

Kitchen Table Homeschool

Author: Doug Virtue

For many families, the kitchen table has become the homeschool. It’s the best place in the house for many reasons: it’s where the family eats; it’s where mom and dad are for much of the day; it’s the biggest, flattest, most available workspace; it has the best lighting and it’s central to every other place…

Author: Doug Virtue
Re-purposed classroom chairs now being used for catering. The chair in the middle is exactly 50 years old!

Making a Place

Author: Doug Virtue

Can a Chair Make a Place? In the case of our 9000 Series, the answer might be yes. Last summer, long before the Coronavirus dominated the news, my wife and I were at a birthday party in California’s eastern Sierra. The caterer had acquired some Virco 9000’s from a local school where the chairs had…

Author: Doug Virtue

Times Like These…

Work Life Balance During the COVID-19 Pandemic Giana and her husband live in Southern California and have a seven-year-old daughter who is in the first grade. TLJ: Giana, if you think back to a year ago, what did an average work day look like for you? GR: Usually: Up by 7am Breakfast with our daughter…

Weathering This Storm With Children

Author: Tajia Hammack

“It is in our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” -Aristotle These past weeks have been quite intense, and we now face changes in our daily lives. This time will certainly leave memories for our children. Here’s how we have helped ease the stress for our family, and possibly will create…

Author: Tajia Hammack
March 12, 2020

Silent Wisdom

The wall clock gave a faint clicking noise made by the deliberate movement of the second hand slowly making its way around the face. It’s something one would only notice if urgency was on the mind. As the building began to empty, the flourescent overhead lights turned off one by one. She grabbed her bag…