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Told Him: Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRRomeo I just had such an affirming experience. On my 8hr intl flight back from a conference, I sat next to a father/son. In broken English, the father began to apologize/ warn me that his ~10 yr-old son had severe nonverbal autism, and that this would like be a difficult journey. 1/ 2:59 p.m. 28 Aug. 19 Twitter Web App 41.3K Retweets 178K Likes Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h Replying to @Rachel RRomeo I told him not to worry, I was a speech-language pathologist with lots of experience with minimally verbal kiddos. Challenging behaviors began even before take off: screaming, hitting me, and grabbing for my things. The father repeatedly apologized, but did little else 2/ t 813 19.2K 55 Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR...18h I asked him how his son preferred to communicate. He didn't seem to understand. Perhaps this was a language barrier, but I think instead the child had very little experience with communication therapy. I put away the talk I was working on & asked if I could try. He nodded. 3/ 11 L 705 18.1K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h I tried to see if he was stimulable for a communication board. I started by pulling up some standard images for basic nouns on my computer but I could tell that screens really bothered him. So I summoned my god-awful drawing skills and tried to create a (very!) low-tech board. 4/ 1680 13 18.3K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h And by god, it clicked. I made symbols for the things he was favorite stuffed penguin, and for his dad. He took to it very quickly. I introduced way more symbols that I normally would, but hey, how often do we get an 8-hour session?! 5/ grabbing, for his Li 768 20 22.6K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h By the end of the flight, he had made several requests, initiated several times, & his behaviors had reduced quite a bit. The father was astounded clearly no one had ever tried an AAC approach with him. I gave him the paper & showed him how to use it, and he nearly cried. 6/ 1992 105 28.5K Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h This was the human desire for communication, pure and simple. To connect with another person and share a thought. Communication is a basic human right, and I was overjoyed to help someone find it. What a privilege and a gift. 7/ t 2,713 48.5K 172 Rachel R. Romeo @RachelRR... 18h As I face the upcoming job cycle and the nearly endless imposter syndrome of academia, this was precisely the reminder I needed about why l love studying language/communication development. It was a good day to be an #SLP ! 8/8 2,387 2,987 94K
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northstarfan: i-am-corbin-dallas: boxlunches: kinkyconcepts: bolinator: djazzy: ximune: did-you-kno: Source I saw a news report about this on T.V., she was a straight A Student who had perfect attendance and everything. Everyone loved and respected her for her skills, but when she started this experiment and people thought she was pregnant, they started treating her like garbage. Even her teachers started looking down on her like she was scum of the earth. The only people who knew she was doing this as an experiment were her school principal, her health care teacher, her boyfriend, and her mother. Her own siblings thought she was pregnant!I mean even her friends turned on her, it was horrid. Very very sad, and as soon as she revealed during an assembly that the pregnancy was false, a lot of people were in shock as she brought up all the horrible things they said and did to her because they thought she was pregnant.The reason for the experiment was to see how people would react and treat her if they thought she was pregnant, as opposed as to treating her as the straight A 鈥淧erfect鈥 student they usually did. And it proved that people were horrible scumbags to her as soon as they thought she was. holy shit. this is fucking awesome I read this chick鈥檚 book! It was so cool. Her book is聽The Pregnancy Project聽by聽Gaby Rodriguez Pretty sure I reblogged something about this in the past, but now someone鈥檚 posted a book title and I want to read this book I read the book and saw the lifetime movie ***SPOILERS***聽 She came from a family with a history of teen pregnancies but she was the exception to the rule. As her senior project she wanted to see how things would change for her if she 鈥渟uccumbed鈥 to what was expected of her by society and statistics. basically she told her bf for his permission and one or two school officials (I think her sister or mother as well but I read it soo long ago). The teachers who didn鈥檛 know immediately began to look down on her, most of her friends abandoned her. He bf's聽family聽told him to leave her and she basically became the school outcast. Only the other pregnant girls were friendly to her. At the end of the school year she made a big presentation to the school giving them facts about teen pregnancy and telling them about her experiences as a pregnant teen including things they had said to or about her. Then she finally revealed that she wasn鈥檛 pregnant. Some people were mad that she had tricked them聽but overall they understood why she had done it. Assholes weren鈥檛 mad that she tricked them, they were mad because she exposed them for what they really were: a pack of shitheads.: did you know? did-you-kno.tumblr.co A 17 year old girl faked a pregnancy for 6 months as a social experiment with only a handful of people knowing about it. Rumor Stereot ASSOCIATED PRESS did-you-kno.tumblr.com northstarfan: i-am-corbin-dallas: boxlunches: kinkyconcepts: bolinator: djazzy: ximune: did-you-kno: Source I saw a news report about this on T.V., she was a straight A Student who had perfect attendance and everything. Everyone loved and respected her for her skills, but when she started this experiment and people thought she was pregnant, they started treating her like garbage. Even her teachers started looking down on her like she was scum of the earth. The only people who knew she was doing this as an experiment were her school principal, her health care teacher, her boyfriend, and her mother. Her own siblings thought she was pregnant!I mean even her friends turned on her, it was horrid. Very very sad, and as soon as she revealed during an assembly that the pregnancy was false, a lot of people were in shock as she brought up all the horrible things they said and did to her because they thought she was pregnant.The reason for the experiment was to see how people would react and treat her if they thought she was pregnant, as opposed as to treating her as the straight A 鈥淧erfect鈥 student they usually did. And it proved that people were horrible scumbags to her as soon as they thought she was. holy shit. this is fucking awesome I read this chick鈥檚 book! It was so cool. Her book is聽The Pregnancy Project聽by聽Gaby Rodriguez Pretty sure I reblogged something about this in the past, but now someone鈥檚 posted a book title and I want to read this book I read the book and saw the lifetime movie ***SPOILERS***聽 She came from a family with a history of teen pregnancies but she was the exception to the rule. As her senior project she wanted to see how things would change for her if she 鈥渟uccumbed鈥 to what was expected of her by society and statistics. basically she told her bf for his permission and one or two school officials (I think her sister or mother as well but I read it soo long ago). The teachers who didn鈥檛 know immediately began to look down on her, most of her friends abandoned her. He bf's聽family聽told him to leave her and she basically became the school outcast. Only the other pregnant girls were friendly to her. At the end of the school year she made a big presentation to the school giving them facts about teen pregnancy and telling them about her experiences as a pregnant teen including things they had said to or about her. Then she finally revealed that she wasn鈥檛 pregnant. Some people were mad that she had tricked them聽but overall they understood why she had done it. Assholes weren鈥檛 mad that she tricked them, they were mad because she exposed them for what they really were: a pack of shitheads.
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endangered-justice-seeker: One of the most important things you can teach your kids is when and how to say no to authority figures. Off-topic but what odd bowties.锟: erinSCIF for America @erinscafe An 11-year-old told his class he was thankful that his dads were going to adopt him, and the substitute teacher told him "that's nothing to be thankful for." The three girls who stood up for this boy and went to get the principal are actual heroes. A Utah substitute told 5th graders that 'homosexuality is wrong.' She was escorted out after 3... P sltrib.com erinSCIF for America @erinscafe He "told his dads that he understood what the substitute was saying. D.M. said he didn't speak up, though, because he's had two failed adoptions before and didn't want his dads to rethink their decision, with his final court hearing coming up on Dec. 19." "He was so fearful that this could make us think that we don't want to adopt him," van Amstel said, trying not to cry. "That's definitely not going to happen. But this situation really hurt him. This person really hurt us." erinSCIF for America @erinscafe Like, these girls asked her to stop multiple times and then walked right tf out of class and straight to her boss. The kids are all right. Three girls asked her to stop multiple times. But she continued, so they walked out of the room to get the principal. As the substitute was escorted out of the building, she was still arguing, trying to make her point, the boy's fathers say they were told by school officials. "She also tried to blame our son," said one of the boy's dads, Louis van Amstel, 鈥渁nd told him that it was his fault that she went off." endangered-justice-seeker: One of the most important things you can teach your kids is when and how to say no to authority figures. Off-topic but what odd bowties.锟

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humansofnewyork: 鈥淣obody would give us a chance. 聽We were in our early twenties. 聽We had two young kids. 聽We were working, but living check to check. 聽At the time we were staying in the projects with my mother-in-law, but my kids were growing up, so we needed our own place. 聽But all the rental brokers wanted to see our bank statements. 聽And we had no savings. 聽We didn鈥檛 even have accounts. 聽Then one day I was walking down the avenue, and I saw a super fixing up an empty apartment. 聽I told him I needed to speak to the landlord directly. 聽No brokers. 聽And I guess he liked my vibe, because he gave me the name: Ronald Petrowski. 聽When I called Mr. Petrowski, I explained everything. 聽I told him we needed a chance. 聽He agreed to meet me and my husband at Lenny鈥檚 Pizzeria. 聽He bought us a plain pie and listened to our story. 聽He鈥檇 grown up poor himself, so he knew the struggle. 聽And he gave us a chance. 聽We鈥檝e been in that apartment for 35 years now, and I鈥檝e paid him every cent. 聽We鈥檝e fallen on hard times. 聽At one point I owed him an entire year of rent. 聽But he was so gracious. 聽He never sent us an eviction notice. 聽Every time he came to collect, he鈥檇 sit at our kitchen table, have a cup of coffee, and listen to our situation. 聽Mr. Petrowski is my hero. 聽He sold the building a couple years ago, but we still keep in touch. 聽That man gave me a home to raise my children.鈥: C humansofnewyork: 鈥淣obody would give us a chance. 聽We were in our early twenties. 聽We had two young kids. 聽We were working, but living check to check. 聽At the time we were staying in the projects with my mother-in-law, but my kids were growing up, so we needed our own place. 聽But all the rental brokers wanted to see our bank statements. 聽And we had no savings. 聽We didn鈥檛 even have accounts. 聽Then one day I was walking down the avenue, and I saw a super fixing up an empty apartment. 聽I told him I needed to speak to the landlord directly. 聽No brokers. 聽And I guess he liked my vibe, because he gave me the name: Ronald Petrowski. 聽When I called Mr. Petrowski, I explained everything. 聽I told him we needed a chance. 聽He agreed to meet me and my husband at Lenny鈥檚 Pizzeria. 聽He bought us a plain pie and listened to our story. 聽He鈥檇 grown up poor himself, so he knew the struggle. 聽And he gave us a chance. 聽We鈥檝e been in that apartment for 35 years now, and I鈥檝e paid him every cent. 聽We鈥檝e fallen on hard times. 聽At one point I owed him an entire year of rent. 聽But he was so gracious. 聽He never sent us an eviction notice. 聽Every time he came to collect, he鈥檇 sit at our kitchen table, have a cup of coffee, and listen to our situation. 聽Mr. Petrowski is my hero. 聽He sold the building a couple years ago, but we still keep in touch. 聽That man gave me a home to raise my children.鈥

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fierceawakening: motherfickle: rafawriter: atomic-darth: commandtower-solring-go: pink-squirl: Terry Crews came out and admitted he had been sexually assulted by someone in the film industry, and is now being blacklisted. I have been a fan of his since Idiocracy, and will continue to support all of his work. So when you wonder why people don鈥檛 come forward with their assults, this is why. Where are all the bitch men who ask about male sexual assault when the focus is on women but are dead silent when men are actually at the focus.聽聽 It鈥檚 almost as if Men鈥檚 Rights Activists don鈥檛 really care about men鈥檚 rights. Hmmm鈥. 馃 Yep鈥. This misses the really powerful piece of the story: Terry Crews was the one who chose not to do the movie. One of the producers told him, essentially, that he could either do the movie and be drop the sexual assault charges, or continue with the trial and have聽鈥渢roubles鈥. Terry dropped out because he felt standing against abusers was more important than his film career. It鈥檚 bullshit that he was threatened in the first place, of course, but his response was ballsy. I admire him for it. terry crews is a good man : Shadow and Act @shadowandact SHADOW AND ACT #TerryCrews will not appear in Expendables 4' due to threat from movie producer buff.ly/2Kt4Q8k 11:11 AM 28 Jun 18 fierceawakening: motherfickle: rafawriter: atomic-darth: commandtower-solring-go: pink-squirl: Terry Crews came out and admitted he had been sexually assulted by someone in the film industry, and is now being blacklisted. I have been a fan of his since Idiocracy, and will continue to support all of his work. So when you wonder why people don鈥檛 come forward with their assults, this is why. Where are all the bitch men who ask about male sexual assault when the focus is on women but are dead silent when men are actually at the focus.聽聽 It鈥檚 almost as if Men鈥檚 Rights Activists don鈥檛 really care about men鈥檚 rights. Hmmm鈥. 馃 Yep鈥. This misses the really powerful piece of the story: Terry Crews was the one who chose not to do the movie. One of the producers told him, essentially, that he could either do the movie and be drop the sexual assault charges, or continue with the trial and have聽鈥渢roubles鈥. Terry dropped out because he felt standing against abusers was more important than his film career. It鈥檚 bullshit that he was threatened in the first place, of course, but his response was ballsy. I admire him for it. terry crews is a good man
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kingantlion: smallest-feeblest-boggart: ego-ann-16: phantoms-lair: ankaa-avarshina: lorem64: ankaa-avarshina: lorem64: I鈥檓 so confused why he would think cookie dough would give him salmonella??? What parent told him this. There鈥檚 no chicken in there! Two words: Raw eggs. ?? What kind of world do you live in where Raw eggs carry salmonella or are in anyway unsafe Don鈥檛 ask me, ask them Americans. I鈥檓 an Asian just passing the word on *deep breath* Though the risk is small, raw eggs can carry samonella. MORE THREATENINGLY Raw wheat can carry E. Coli. However, if you don鈥檛 mind making your own cookie dough, you can easily make it safely. Take your standard recipe. Omit the eggs. Eggs serve as a binding agent to hold the cookie together. Since we鈥檙e eating the dough raw, that鈥檚 not needed. Take the flour, put it in a pan and bake it at 350 for 7 minutes. Any E. Coli is now dead. Just mix the rest of the ingredients together as the recipe is called for and BAM, perfectly safe edible cookie dough. Thank u so fucking much for this wisdom wait you鈥檙e telling my i can get E, Coli just FROM EATING FLOUR straight from the bag??? Why..why are you eating flour straight from the bag? : Dylan Reneau @DylanReneau Unpopular opinion: cookie dough is worth taking the risk of getting salmonella @logancooper14 Dylan pull yourself together and go get a damn spoon. It's cookie dough not a beefy 5 layer burrito have some class kingantlion: smallest-feeblest-boggart: ego-ann-16: phantoms-lair: ankaa-avarshina: lorem64: ankaa-avarshina: lorem64: I鈥檓 so confused why he would think cookie dough would give him salmonella??? What parent told him this. There鈥檚 no chicken in there! Two words: Raw eggs. ?? What kind of world do you live in where Raw eggs carry salmonella or are in anyway unsafe Don鈥檛 ask me, ask them Americans. I鈥檓 an Asian just passing the word on *deep breath* Though the risk is small, raw eggs can carry samonella. MORE THREATENINGLY Raw wheat can carry E. Coli. However, if you don鈥檛 mind making your own cookie dough, you can easily make it safely. Take your standard recipe. Omit the eggs. Eggs serve as a binding agent to hold the cookie together. Since we鈥檙e eating the dough raw, that鈥檚 not needed. Take the flour, put it in a pan and bake it at 350 for 7 minutes. Any E. Coli is now dead. Just mix the rest of the ingredients together as the recipe is called for and BAM, perfectly safe edible cookie dough. Thank u so fucking much for this wisdom wait you鈥檙e telling my i can get E, Coli just FROM EATING FLOUR straight from the bag??? Why..why are you eating flour straight from the bag?
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siryouarebeingmocked: smis-five-creedmoor: kongu2525: someoneintheshadow456: thenightling: pileofknives: honeybubb: me #can鈥檛 believe this movie is from 1998 It鈥檚 like y'all think people didn鈥檛 talk about shit before 2008. It鈥檚 because the聽鈥淲oke鈥 generation likes to pretend they invented inclusiveness and feminism. When I was in Kindergarten (in 1986) the school librarian read us a book about why it鈥檚 important to let little boys play with dolls and own dolls if they want them.聽 聽Again, this was in 1986 but that somehow blows the minds of this generation.聽 How did we go so backward that these things from our past surprise them?聽 I鈥檝e seen kids try to argue how聽鈥渦nrealistic鈥 Stranger Things and Stephen King鈥檚 It were because it had white kids friends with a black boy and how聽鈥渢hat didn鈥檛 happen back then.鈥澛 聽 And I鈥檓 sitting here like聽鈥淲here do you think all your interracial friends came from?聽 聽Spawned from cabbages?鈥澛 聽Stephen King wrote 鈥淚t鈥 in 1986 and based it on the dynamic of real friendships he had in the 1950s. When my parents were in 6th grade they had a drawing teacher who was a pedophile. One day he reached under a girls shirt and pinched her breasts and the boys started screaming at him and throwing objects. Their antics alerted the principal, and the boys told him everything and the pedo bastard got fired. THIS WAS IN INDIA IN THE 70s. EVEN BACK THEN 10-12 YEAR OLD BOYS UNDERSTOOD THAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT WAS BAD. People didn鈥檛 live in caves and go 鈥渦nga bunga rape is totes good鈥 and then suddenly change 10 years ago. Because the media keeps acting like we dont already know its bad, they keep pushing the woke agenda when its been normal to call out sexist crap and to not be racist for years now. Lots of whites marched alongside MLK during the Civil Rights movement in the 60s. Because they too saw the bullshit that was Jim Crow Laws. Not being racist is nothing new. I think a lot of activists want to think they鈥檙e plucky rebels.I see lots of them who get outright upset when someone goes 鈥渢he world is less prejudiced than you think鈥. I鈥檓 still reeling from the fact that apparently people don鈥檛 think black kids and white kids were friends in the fucking 80s? Like 50s I could at least get the assumption but the 80s???锟: LET'S NOT DO ANY GENDER STEREOTYPING. siryouarebeingmocked: smis-five-creedmoor: kongu2525: someoneintheshadow456: thenightling: pileofknives: honeybubb: me #can鈥檛 believe this movie is from 1998 It鈥檚 like y'all think people didn鈥檛 talk about shit before 2008. It鈥檚 because the聽鈥淲oke鈥 generation likes to pretend they invented inclusiveness and feminism. When I was in Kindergarten (in 1986) the school librarian read us a book about why it鈥檚 important to let little boys play with dolls and own dolls if they want them.聽 聽Again, this was in 1986 but that somehow blows the minds of this generation.聽 How did we go so backward that these things from our past surprise them?聽 I鈥檝e seen kids try to argue how聽鈥渦nrealistic鈥 Stranger Things and Stephen King鈥檚 It were because it had white kids friends with a black boy and how聽鈥渢hat didn鈥檛 happen back then.鈥澛 聽 And I鈥檓 sitting here like聽鈥淲here do you think all your interracial friends came from?聽 聽Spawned from cabbages?鈥澛 聽Stephen King wrote 鈥淚t鈥 in 1986 and based it on the dynamic of real friendships he had in the 1950s. When my parents were in 6th grade they had a drawing teacher who was a pedophile. One day he reached under a girls shirt and pinched her breasts and the boys started screaming at him and throwing objects. Their antics alerted the principal, and the boys told him everything and the pedo bastard got fired. THIS WAS IN INDIA IN THE 70s. EVEN BACK THEN 10-12 YEAR OLD BOYS UNDERSTOOD THAT SEXUAL HARASSMENT WAS BAD. People didn鈥檛 live in caves and go 鈥渦nga bunga rape is totes good鈥 and then suddenly change 10 years ago. Because the media keeps acting like we dont already know its bad, they keep pushing the woke agenda when its been normal to call out sexist crap and to not be racist for years now. Lots of whites marched alongside MLK during the Civil Rights movement in the 60s. Because they too saw the bullshit that was Jim Crow Laws. Not being racist is nothing new. I think a lot of activists want to think they鈥檙e plucky rebels.I see lots of them who get outright upset when someone goes 鈥渢he world is less prejudiced than you think鈥. I鈥檓 still reeling from the fact that apparently people don鈥檛 think black kids and white kids were friends in the fucking 80s? Like 50s I could at least get the assumption but the 80s???锟
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