Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

Summer Screen Time Advice for Kids with ASD (and Their Families)

by Dr. Elizabeth Reeve and Elizabeth Verdick, authors of  The Survival Guide for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (And Their Parents) Welcome to the summer of 2021! As it has been for everyone, the past year and a half has … Continue reading

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How to Include Self-Care for Educators in Professional Development

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Students and staff both need validation in their lives and need to feel as if they are living a purpose-driven life. If … Continue reading

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Support Children as They Explore Gender and Pronouns

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns About a year ago, my then seven-year-old told me that they were nonbinary and that their pronouns were she/they. Since they still considered she one of their … Continue reading

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Trans Youth Need Our Support

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns Pride month is a time for the LGBT+ community to come together (with the support of friends, family, and allies) and celebrate how far people have come … Continue reading

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How to Break the Habit of Using Gendered Terms in Your Classroom (and What to Use Instead)

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies “Ok, line up . . . boys in one line, girls in the other!” How many times have we heard statements like that in a classroom? Yet we live in … Continue reading

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