Michael is a retired Special Educator and advocate for the use of technology with autism education.
Nobody pays much attention to him.
But, if you want to know more about him click here
So what does Michael ramble, rant and rave about? Practically anything.
Pretend for a moment that we both have Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder (ADHD).
Bounce along from thought to thought with me.
Lets's begin with a fun discussion of frontal lobotomy
Remember... every drug that loses FDA approval.... was originally approved by the FDA. In the 1950s, over half a million people with disabilities lived in institutions. The movement to release people into group homes or their own homes, begun in the 1970s, continues and is still controversial.
How have our perceptions of mental illness and treatment changed over the past century?
Most people think of ADHD as simply the inability to "sit still". Actually ADHD is a bit more complicated than that. With a little time and understanding, you can recognize and even appreciate the amplified emotions of living with ADHD.
Our human chain is comprised of unique links
However one chooses to define it, the core values of the Neurodiversity Movement are in keeping with the spirit of the ADA. The Neurotypical Movement is not an oxymoron. To the contrary - ATs are only calling attention to themselves in order to make the statement that they are just like everyone else...... different
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I was at a yard sale. An old newspaper caught my eye. It was a yellowed college rag from 1970. How To Save The World and Why! was an article about Byron Preiss, a man with a comic book and a dream who built an educational publishing empire and promoted technology for education along the way.
I was fascinated enough to check him out. The obit on the Internet said he died in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway. How do you like that? I just met the guy and already he's dead.
What's So Special About Special Education?
Contemplating Special Education makes me think about my childhood toy Slinky. In theory it work fine. In the real world, it's been a snarled mess. It is indeed getting better.... I think. This is my version of the history of Special Education .... it bears little resemblance to reality .