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Polly Godwin Emmons

Polly Godwin Emmons is a special education teacher and a consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders and sensory integration as well as a lecturer casual at Binghamton University and a published author. Polly is passionate about her work, and the proud mother of two adult children, one of whom has autism. For more info visit www.emmonsautismconsulting.com.

Developing Life Skills With Autism-One Pizza Order at a Time

Developing Life Skills With Autism-One Pizza Order at a Time https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/developing-life-skills-with-autism/

Friday night was pizza night. This tradition began when Dylan was in middle school and the increased social pressures and new academic pressures conspired to totally “unglue” him. By Friday, he was an exhausted wreck, and frankly, so was I. Middle school is difficult for most children. It was close to unbearable for Dylan.  It […]

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Gaining Important Life Skills – A Cautionary Culinary Tale

Gaining Important Life Skills - A Cautionary Culinary Tale

As my son, Dylan, progressed in age, height, and weight, it became abundantly clear to me that he needed to learn how to fend for himself in the kitchen and acquire some independent living skills.  Ever since he was an infant, his appetite was literally insatiable.  It was strange that he would eat, eat, and […]

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