Thank you to cross country runner #9 — and to The Mighty for sharing my blog

When The Mighty asked for submissions about strangers reaching out to demonstrate kindness, I knew I wanted to share the story of an extraordinary cross country runner whose simple act of sportsmanship touched my heart.

Thank you to The Mighty for sharing our story and many others. They give me a sense of community and restore my faith in humankind every day.

Here’s our story:

http://themighty.com/2015/02/dear-high-school-cross-country-runner-9/

If you like to smile and read about good people doing simple things for others, take a moment to follow The Mighty. I don’t think you will regret it even for a moment. Kindness matters. Every day.

Here’s the link:

http://themighty.com/

Lessons learned from Camp (posted on PrAActical AAC)

Wow!  What an honor to be invited by PrAACtical AAC to submit a guest blog about Camp ALEC!  Many, many thanks to Carole Zangari for letting me share my experiences and some of the many lessons I learned.  I included stories from the amazing week spent last summer with campers and educators who traveled from all over the U.S. and Canada to be a part of our first year.  You’ll also find some tools, such as spelling boards and information on helping kids get published on TarHeel Reader.

Here is the link to my guest blog:

http://praacticalaac.org/praactical/aac-goes-to-summer-camp

Applications are coming in for Camp ALEC 2015, which will be offered August 9-15 at the beautiful barrier-free Indian Trails Camp in Grand Rapids, MI.  If you’re hoping to send your child to camp, please get your application to us soon. Adults are also welcome to apply because this camp is NOT just for kids! We promise teachers, SLPs and administrators a week–with literacy experts Drs. Karen Erickson and David Koppenhaver and some of the world’s most spectacular children–that you will never forget.  Educators who have already attended a week-long Level 1 training with this dynamic duo are eligible to apply.

Here is the link to Camp ALEC:

https://campalec.wordpress.com