XXYY Syndrome

People are strange…when you're a stranger (to hidden disabilities) by Renee Beauregard

Submitted by Renee Beauregard of the XXYY Project Like so many parents of children and adults with disabilities, I am always on “high alert” to protect my son against the UN-kindness of strangers.  But the other day, I found myself realizing that strangers who don’t get it can’t really take my son’s joy away from him. You see, my son is 29 years old but [...]

By | 2012-02-22T09:00:16+00:00 February 22nd, 2012|Categories: XXYY Syndrome|Tags: , , |4 Comments

What You Should Know About Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) by Andrea Erins : Guest Post

The term “IEP” comes up often when discussing special education programs in public schools. If you have a child with a disability who’s about to enter school, or if you think your child may have a learning disability because he or she is struggling in school, you may want to learn more about IEPs if you haven’t already. What is an IEP? An IEP is [...]

Misunderstood – The Parent of a Child with Special Needs (Part II)

Resentment is a strong word... He asked if my other two children resented him. This teenager trying to understand. Do I think they resent him? The attention given, the care received, the considerations made. This was a teenager, less knowledgeable about the ways of the world, of censoring thoughts rather than allowing them to form into words. Not that this is his fault; he is [...]

Anti-bullying by Jenny Ford • All About Autism Series 2011

This post is generously submitted for the 2011 All About Autism Series ~ by Jenny Ford: When I was a kid in school I got bullied constantly... Except for one year of public school but that's a subject for another post... One of my first memories of being bullied is when I was in the corner of the school yard. Don't remember how I got [...]

"Inclusive Classrooms" and classroom "havens" for children with special needs

“One excited boy did all that he could before making his way to a swing for comfort. Another boy made it all the way through, enjoying the project and doing an amazing job. Other kiddos were off enjoying the end of the day doing other activities in other rooms. J melted.” I talk about J’s inclusive classroom model and my first experience coming into his [...]

"Where Can I Buy A Friend?" by Renee Beauregard – Guest Post for Friendships: Struggles, Humor, Triumphs and Angels Series

by Renee Beauregard Recently, I saw tweet on Twitter about some company where you can buy friends. As I suspected, the friends you buy there are “friends with benefits.” I was really disappointed because I actually thought the idea of buying friends was an answer to a prayer for my son. I know you must think I am either desperate or naïve or both. And [...]

By | 2011-01-17T00:46:50+00:00 January 17th, 2011|Categories: Friendships, Series, XXYY Syndrome|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Announcing The 2011 Friendships Series

Today is a New Year. A year like none other, carrying a name never carried before...2011. Happy New Year. At the end of 2010, I had an opportunity to participate in a First Things First Series hosted/sponsored/created/developed by Hartley Steiner over at Hartleys Life With 3 Boys. For my contribution, I took an overall look at Friendships and how they’ve changed, morphed, disappeared and reformed [...]

Sometimes You Just Know by Renee Beauregard – Guest Post

This week's posts began as "being the perfect fit for my son's puzzle", and today it continues.  I'm again excited to present Guest Blogger, Renee Beauregard. Renée is the mom of an adult with XXYY Syndrome and another teenage son. She owns a business called CommUlinks of Colorado, which provides consulting to nonprofit organizations. Renée is one of the founders of XXYY Project (www.xxyysyndrome.org) and [...]

By | 2010-12-16T07:24:49+00:00 December 16th, 2010|Categories: Autism / Asperger’s, XXYY Syndrome|Tags: , |1 Comment

Welcome to Tall-Tale World (on XXYY Syndrome) by Renee Beauregard – Guest Post

Today I'm excited to present Guest Blogger, Renee Beauregard. Renée is the mom of an adult with XXYY Syndrome and another teenage son. She owns a business called CommUlinks of Colorado, which provides consulting to nonprofit organizations. Renée is one of the founders of XXYY Project (www.xxyysyndrome.org) and she has been involved in the steering committee of the National Organization to End the Waiting Lists [...]

By | 2010-12-10T05:19:33+00:00 December 10th, 2010|Categories: XXYY Syndrome|Tags: |2 Comments