Cheryl Swope

Cheryl Swope, M.Ed., is the author ofSimply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child(Memoria Press). She is the creator of the award-winningSimply Classical Curriculum(Memoria Press), teaching materials and lesson plans designed specifically for children with special learning needs. Cheryl also serves as editor of the Simply Classical Journal, a new magazine and catalog free to anyone who parents or teaches a child with special needs. Cheryl and her husband live with their forbearing twins Michael and Michelle, now young adults, and the entire family is pleased to announce that Michelle recently released her second book of "fireside poetry."

Cheryl Swope Apr 20, 2018

April is World Autism Awareness Month, but I wonder if anyone in North America is truly unaware of autism. With a reported 119.8% increase in identification and 1 in 68 children in the United States currently diagnosed with autism, most of us in North America are aware. With a master’s degree in special education and K-12 lifetime teaching certifications in learning disabilities and behavior disorders, I sometimes wonder if we over-identify autism in the United States, but I never doubt that autism exists.