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Rollercoasters & Ruts: Mindfulness Promises a Better Way

I feared something like this would happen, and it finally did. My son bulldozed the new girl in his kindergarten gym class, knocking her down and making her cry. I had noticed how my son was unraveling in the afternoons, crashing into me hard when I…

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More Sensitive Storytimes at Waconia Library for December, January and February!

Sensitive Storytimes™ are designed for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, who have autism or struggle with sensory issues. Preschool-level books, songs and movements will be used during these storytimes. Literacy resources…

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A mother gives thanks to the educators who have shaped her son's future.

Today, I want to give thanks. This fall has been a whirlwind of transitions for our family – mostly centering around a move to a new school. For families like ours, this means a whole new support team in addition to new teachers, new building, new…

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St. Paul Police Department Open Forum

The Cop Autism Response Education (CARE) project and the St. Paul Police Department are hosting an open forum on Monday, December 14 to get community input on how they can better interact with families living with autism.  All families are welcome to…

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The Sensitive Storytime Movement

We’re so proud of way the Sensitive Storytime™ movement has grown in our community. Thanks to our amazing partner libraries – Stillwater Library, Hennepin County Library, Carver County Library, and MELSA. Two years ago, CEA received a grant from the MN…

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Using Creative Reading for Creative Writing

I wake up early (early enough so that my two-year-old is still sleeping), make coffee, open a book that is just a little over my head, usually philosophy, and then begin reading as dreams slowly give way to words. As a poet, creative reading has always…

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Sensitive Family Time at Maple Grove Library

Maple Grove Library is opening its doors early for families living with autism. Join us for fun activities, reading games and connections to tons of local resources! Explore the library at your own pace during this time set aside just for your family.…

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A Resource and Training Fair for Special Education Families on November 19!

All of your favorite people together in one location! We’re bringing together a diverse group of advocates and partners to provide parents with resources and information to support their children both within Minneapolis Public Schools and in the…

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Sensitive Storytimes in Carver County #sensitivestorytime @CarverCoLibrary

The Chanhassen and Waconia libraries are hosting Sensitive Storytimes in October and November. These storytimes are designed for children ages 10 and under who have a hard time in large groups, who have autism or struggle with sensory issues.…

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Fall Adaptive Theater Exploration Program

What: Students, ages 7 to 11, will participate in acting, improvisation, creative movement, comedy, team building, puppetry and more. The Arts provide a powerful tool for developing self-expression, confidence, creativity, self-awareness, social and…
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