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Matt O’Keefe

Matt O’Keefe is a freelance writer who creates original online content for organizations such as Minnesota Life College, a vocational school for young adults with learning differences, and entertainment media outlet The Beat, which was named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 25 Blogs. View his portfolio at

5 Tips for Planning the Right Vacation for Your Special Needs Child

autism vacation and traveling tips

Traveling can be a hassle for anyone, but it’s often a nightmare for people with learning differences and their friends and family. Tight spaces, unfamiliar environments, not always having the creature comforts you find at home…it can be challenging.  I remember a trip to Mexico with my family being pretty miserable because my taste sensitivity […]

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5 Special Things You Might Not Know About Autism


Autism is a very complicated subject, impossible to explain with any real depth in a single book or especially in one short blog post. The spectrum means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and there’s a whole lot to learn about it. In my eyes, though, there are a few […]

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