The Education Circle…

Education is a circle.So, why a circle for this photo? Think about it…


A circle encompasses infinite points. Rough edges are smoothed. No telling where it begins. Or ends. A circle rolls right through good and bad. Early influences are circled back to again and again. There are no square pegs.


Doesn’t this describe education? Special education? The many points include teachers, but also family, therapists, friends, and more. The rough edges are gaps in our knowledge, behaviors, and interactions that it helps to fill. Our learning starts early, lasts a lifetime, and, if we’re fortunate, is passed on to the future. Of course there are good and bad days, but education continues. Early learning reverberates throughout our lives. Square pegs? Nope. Certainly not with Miss Kathy’s students.

National Autism Conference

123TokenMe-at-NAC-300x300Wow- the 2013 National Autism Conference in State College, PA is an amazing mix of people that live and work with autism- teachers, SLPs, parents, therapists, administrators, and more. The common denominator? A super enthusiastic attitude about expanding knowledge.


A good thing, because between research sessions, exhibits, and posters, opportunities for learning (and smiles) abound.