• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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Why School Recess is Important for Autistic Children

When my 9-year-old ASD child returns home from school in the afternoon, I always ask the same question, “How was your day?” The only thing of interest that he ever talks about is what happened during recess. He discusses who he played with, what they did, and how he wished …

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My Consuming Frustration: “Recess should not be…denied…”

I do not care what the school’s policy is, or how the principal feels about it; denying children recess as punishment is wrong.  And—the SC Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness agrees with me. South Carolina: Code 59-10-10 (2005) requires grades K-5 be provided with a minimum of 150 minutes of …

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Is recess a priviledge or a right?

Do our children have a right to the free time, socialization, and physical activity in school that recess affords, or is this time reserved as a privilege? It would seem to me that during the time where this country’s children suffers from childhood obesity and diabetes that physical activity would …

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