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Colleen Nagle Tryner

Colleen Nagle Tryner is the parent of a 19-year-old son with nonverbal autism. She resides in Illinois, were she diligently researches communication and how to teach her son skills including self-help, academics, independent life skills and ASL to name a few. Together, Colleen and her son spend their days together, learning from each other. Colleen is continuing her own education having returned to college last year. Learning American Sign Language, she has been successful in teaching her son beginner ASL. She began homeschooling her son when he was 12 years old. She has documented her journey in numerous articles shared among the community of parents of disabled children, lectured at colleges to courses full of future doctors, teachers, therapists, and psychologists. She has a large following of her personal journey across social media sites, referred to as: Autism Sign Language.

I Can Hear You with My Heart

I Can Hear You with My Heart http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/i-can-hear-you-with-my-heart/

Autism is easy to misunderstand, misinterpret, and mislead. My son is the master of disguise, and the best way to understand our kids is to assume nothing. That is, assume only that they are kids, children, teens—silly, loving, intelligent—and, well, simply put, no different than any other kid. Everything I have been told about autism […]

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