Autism Spectrum Disorder

The majority of people with autism want to advocate for themselves, without interference from non-autistic people. However, this blog was written with the intention of encouraging neurotypical people (i.e. non-autistic) to become more informed and to be more considerate of people with autism.  While we want to be respectful of all kinds of people, whether…
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Anime April: Week Two

Hello, and welcome back to Anime April. Haven't heard of Anime April? Click this link to check out last week's blog! Japanese animation, or anime, covers a wide spectrum of genres and tastes. Fans of all kinds of shows and movies can find something they like in the anime style, if they look hard enough. This…
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Unicorn Day!

Today is Unicorn Day! We have some pretty great unicorn books for those like myself who love fantasy and mythical creatures.   A Unicorn Named Sparkle Lucy sees an ad for a mail-order unicorn and sends her money in. She then dreams about her future pet and all the great things they will be able…
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Anime April, week 1

Summer vacation is approaching fast, but not fast enough for our patrons still in school.  Final exam preparations are underway, not to mention standardized tests.  It’s a busy time before the summer fun can begin, and sometimes we need a break. Starting with this article, I will be covering various topics that are relevant to…
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National Humor Month: Laughter Is the Best Medicine

April is National Humor Month. The holiday was founded in 1976 by author Larry Wilde, who wanted to spread awareness of the therapeutic value of laughter. According to a 2015 Mayo Clinic Health Letter,  there's research to suggest that laughter can: Provide the benefits of a miniworkout: Heart rate, breathing rate, oxygen consumption, and calories burned…
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April is poetry month.

April is poetry month. Share a poem with a friend, a family member, your pet, or a stuffed animal. Read poetry by yourself, to yourself, out loud, or in your heart. Where to start? The Poetry Foundation has a great website with access to lots of poems. They have a section just for children. You…
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