Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local ...
Jerrie Williams is a blogger on the Beauregard Daily News website. The name of her blog is C.O.P.E. Community Organized Parents in Education. This blog is syndicated statewide to all GateHouse websites. She will not only be blogging about local education concerns, but information about resources for parental research on different subjects concerning children and their well being. Jerrie Williams is the mother of three autistic children. Her journey began in 1999, when she discovered that her children were not developing according to the national mind stone charts. This was after they had received immunizations and developed reactions to them. She later learned the immunizations contained an agent that her children were allergic to, which led to their developmental delays. She moved her children to Georgia to be treated by a specialist in autism and brain injury in 2000. Since then she has been searching and discovering several research-based interventions and resources to educate, support and assist in the recovery of autism. She moved to Louisiana in August, 2011, and has been involved in educating the community about autism and the resources available to parents of autistic children as well as adults with autism. She has been instrumental in helping the Beauregard Parish school system to design an individualized curriculum that was suited for the educational needs of her children as well as other special needs children. Her children have since blossomed with this curriculum and continue to thrive. She will continue in her journey as a mother and an advocate for others.
Our favorite online videos this week range from the cute to the downright weird. In keeping with the holiday spirit, we've got First Dog Bo Obama inspecting the White House Christmas decorations, rapper DMX singing "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey and The Roots teaming up for a spirited rendition of "All I Want For Christmas Is You." But it's not all about the tinsel. We're also re-obsessed with Sesame Street's take on Boardwalk Empire, a patient pug teaching his feline sibling a lesson, and a mashup of the 50 best pop songs of 2012. Check out those videos and more below:
How to Tame a Lion: A pug can only take so much harassment before he loses patience with his feline sibling. We're guessing the cat won't be trying that again. (Hint: Make sure your speakers are on.)
Bo Inspects the White House Christmas Decorations: Even the First Family is getting into the holiday spirit, decking the halls of the White House in preparation for the thousands of visitors who will pass through between now and the new year. Here, four-legged resident Bo gives the trimmings a final (and adorable) once-over.
Danielle Fishel Presents: "Lizdsay Taylorhan": Liz & Dick truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Here, Boy Meets World alum (and Girl Meets World star) Danielle Fishel does Lindsay Lohan doing Elizabeth Taylor. Got that? Just watch.
Sesame Street Presents Birdwalk Empire: Enough with the dogs. On to the birds. In celebration of this week's Boardwalk Empire finale, we're revisiting Sesame Street's kid-friendly version of HBO's gangster drama. Bonus points for whoever thought of "Nucky Ducky Thompson" and "Mallard Capone."
Instagram and Nickelback: College Humor does it again, this time with a music video remaking Nickelback's song "Photograph" into an ode to the Instagram app. Raise your hand if you're guilty of any of the clichés mentioned. (We know we are.)
Jimmy Fallon, Mariah Carey and The Roots' "All I Want for Christmas Is You": Forget cowbells. We've got Christmas fever, and the only solution is ... classroom instruments? Jimmy Fallon and his house band The Roots donned their ugliest holiday sweaters to cover Mariah Carey's classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" with the American Idol judge herself - and a choir of kids to boot!
Pop Danthology 2012: In what's now becoming an annual tradition, artist Daniel Kim offers an eight-minute mashup of the 50 biggest pop songs from 2012. Whether you were partial to Gotye, Adele or Justin Bieber this year, this mashup has something for everyone. (You can also download the MP3 for free on Kim's Facebook page.) Our one gripe: no Taylor Swift?! Come on, Dan!
DMX Sings "Rudolph": Check out this little stocking stuffer of a clip, in which rapper DMX offers an impromptu take on "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" during a radio interview. Props for remembering the names of "all of the other reindeer," too!
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