Why a PLAAFP needs a duck just like AFLAC!

We all know the duck that walks around encouraging us to pay attention to the benefits of Aflac insurance. I bet you can do a pretty good Aflac impersonation right now, in fact!?! But why then does the special education PLAAFP not have a duck? Or a bear? Or a bald eagle?


It’s okay to say, this stinks!

My favorite part of the session was actually a discussion on one of the most taboo subjects in the ds community – what I call my, “I hate Down syndrome days”. Now before you judge me as a bad mom or the world’s worst executive director, let me explain what I mean. What I mean is that Ds, as a diagnosis, is not always unicorns and rainbows.


Behavior Strategies for School

At some point during each conversation the researcher reached into his pocket and pulled out a silver spoon. In every single case, the person engaged in conversation lost their train of thought. You see, our brains are wired to predict outcomes based on our past experiences. Because most of us have never had a spoon displayed to us mid-conversation, our brains have no predetermined pathway to help us determine what to do next. In this case, we simply pause – searching for our next move.