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Shelley Causey

Shelley is the Director of Technology at The Broach School of Jacksonville and lead content contributor to the Broach Buzz Blog. She has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education and a Master's degree in Instructional Technology. Shelley is passionate about empowering parents with resources for children with disabilities and assisting new families learn more about scholarship schools. In addition to the blog, Shelley manages the social media accounts for all of The Broach School company pages.
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Recent Posts

High Functioning Autism: What does it look like?


Most people are less familiar with the "other side" of the autism spectrum.  The stigma attached to the word autism typically leaves people believing a child is severely disabled and will never fully function on their own in society.

High Functioning Autism is here to prove that stigma wrong.  Here are a few of your biggest questions answered:

When do the signs of autism begin to be noticeable?


Meltdowns & Autism Awareness: A Resource For Parents

Is your child on the autism spectrum?  Do you frequently get overwhelmed with others not understanding their actions?

Taking a child experiencing disabilities to new, unfamiliar places can be a difficult task.  You never know how they might react and more importantly, you never know how others will react if they have a meltdown.

We have found some "autism cards" that give others a heads up on why your child might have a sudden meltdown.  Movie theatres, public buses or even airplanes might be an appropraite place to give those around you a heads up so they are more understanding.

Here are somethings you should know about meltdowns in children on the autism spectrum:

  • they are frequently to gain attention
  • can result in self harm
  • can occur anywhere 
  • will typically wind down on their own
  • the child typically feels out of control

For more information on meltdowns, visit EmaxHealth.

What Are The Types Of Anxiety?


Do you suspect your child has anxiety but need to narrow down what it could be coming from?  There are several different type that can manifest in any child or adult.  In this blog post, we will identify and define the types of anxiety you might notice in your child.  If your child has school anxiety, the following identifications might help you figue out where your child is coming from.

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