“She packed up her potential and all she had learned, grabbed a cute pair of shoes and headed out to change a few things.”
~ The cover of my all time favorite notebook, by Curly Girl Designs
“Babe, if six months ago someone had come up to me and told me that in six months I’d be discussing with my wife her upcoming engagements at the White House and then Harvard – all within a week no less – you know what I’d say?”
“Um, have you met us?”
~ Luau and I talking last week
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, here I am again! Yup, today is a Diary Double Feature kinda day, my friends.
Why? Well, because tomorrow afternoon I’ll be heaving my soapbox over my shoulder again, putting on my favorite pair of shoes and heading to Harvard. As hard as it may be to believe, they actually invited me to speak. Mom, stop laughing, I’m not kidding. Sheesh, you’d think maybe that whole White House thing would get a girl some credibility around here.
Anyway, I am honored to be serving on a panel of autism advocates as part of Harvard’s efforts to raise awareness. Along with Dr Stephen Shore and the other panelists including a Harvard student and her sister, I will be addressing students and faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
So here’s where you come in.
What, you thought I would do this without you? Not a chance.
What would YOU say to the educators of tomorrow? What do YOU want the next generation of teachers, inclusion specialists, general and special educators and administrators to know about our kids? What works? What doesn’t? What do they need to know before they ever set foot in a classroom? And what do they need to know thereafter?
The floor is yours.