Dawn Simonsen

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Police trained on how to respond to people with autism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Didi Zaryczny's 12-year old son had a fascination with calling 911. He had been taught in school to call the number in case of an emergency and decided to try it at home.<p>He has autism and was captivated by the comforting repetition of the dispatcher's tone and voice; he would often dial, …

How to Plan for Coaching Conversations

Some of you may already know that I'm a loud, staunch, passionate advocate for planning--in this case, for coaches to plan their coaching sessions …

Vámonos de pesca con el abuelo.+

Se cumplen 105 años de su nacimiento. Para conocer mejor a la pintora mexicana recopilamos algunas de sus mejores citas<p>«Nunca pinto sueños o …

Taking physical-education class beyond the gym

Rebekah Howse was in her last year of high school when friends persuaded her to join the new climbing club at West Kings District High School in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. It turned out to be a life-changing decision. Bouldering – a type of rock climbing that focuses on shorter, lower routes – …

How a Change in Schools Transformed My ADHD Son's Educational Path

Parenting has been a bit of a challenge for me and my wife over the last several years, because both of our children have their own set of mental health issues. In addition to our older son's depression and addiction, our younger son has ADHD and anxiety, which created an incredibly difficult …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …