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E-Soccer and SJ Earthquakes Lunch

E-Soccer has become far more than I ever imagined when it began in a dusty field with 8 kids. Because of our expansion to other cities and countries nearly 1000 kids participate. This means typical and special needs children play together and become friends. Our work has expanded because important organizations like the Earthquakes involve themselves in the community and provide us with support.
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Lunch w/San Jose Earthquakes

Today I will be heading to lunch with the Earthquakes at their new stadium.   I was fortunate enough to receive a personal invitation to attend,  because of my work with E-Soccer. I am going to use this as an opportunity to launch our new WordPress setup.. So here goes.. http://m.sjearthquakes.com/news/2014/03/makeyourmark-sign-final-steel-beam-new-stadium
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Inclusive Sports and Schools Podcast Interview

Tim Villegas has created an incredible network of relationships for advancing the cause of Inclusion. You can read more about Tim on his site, where the Podcast interview he inspired me to do resides. My microphone was not the greatest, but Tim does an extraordinary job getting me to talk about the journey of creating inclusive…
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Special Needs Parents Should Make ‘Big Bets’

Twenty years of experience parenting children with special needs has taught me a simple truth.  Every now and then we need to make ‘Big Bets’. I was reminded of this reading about Larry Page and his leadership of Google.   Incremental change is not enough.  Innovation will require a “Big Bet” at some point. “Big Bets” don’t have…
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The Googlization of Hope Technology School

  You’re just a fool Just a fool To Believe you can change the world Change, Carried Underwood   Steve Jobs famously said, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”.  His brand of ‘foolishness’ changed the world.  We can practice this same type of ‘foolishness’, and through our own efforts produce change in the world. Thanksgiving weekend was…
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The Lose Lose of Autism & Law Enforcement

Somehow in some way we need to address the lose lose of Autism and Law Enforcement. Recently, Wood TV reported the story of a 19 year old with autism being restrained, handcuffed, and placed in custody. John Bessinger took his son, Johnathan, to the courthouse downtown Grand Rapids for a guardianship hearing Wednesday. Before they…
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A Social Stories App?

“Let’s take just one stakeholder example: students with disabilities, as well as their teachers and parents. Autism advocate and software developer Russ Ewell from the Hope Technology Group is excited. “Apple could unlock another door for autism with this breakthrough,” Ewell said. “Parents could create social story books.” So could special education teachers or therapists,…
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Could Apple Revolutionize Special Education?

Let’s take just one stakeholder example: students with disabilities, as well as their teachers and parents. Autism advocate and software developer Russ Ewell from the Hope Technology Group is excited. “Apple could unlock another door for autism with this breakthrough,” Ewell said. “Parents could create social story books.” So could special education teachers or therapists,…