Hannah Grieco M.Ed, Author at Parenting Pod

Hannah Grieco M.Ed

Hannah Grieco is an education and disability advocate in Arlington, VA. She works individually with parents to support their children’s special education and mental health needs, as well as giving workshops to parent and teacher groups, and attending panel discussions related to disability, autism, and mental health in children.

Before becoming an advocate, she taught elementary school and was a lead teacher in science and arts integration. She was a member of the John F. Kennedy Center cohort of “Changing Education Through the Arts” for eight years where she workshopped and co-taught with leading artists and educators. She has a Master of Education from Marymount University, a gifted instruction certificate from James Madison University, and a BA from Oberlin college. She uses her academic background and classroom experience to focus her advocacy on tangible parenting tools and child-focused instructional strategies to meet the needs of individual learners.

Hannah’s articles and short stories about inclusion, disability, and families have been published by Washington Post, Huffington Post, Barren Magazine, Lunch Ticket, Arlington Magazine, and many other national publications.

Her most recent pieces include:

Washington Post: Looking for signs that my child will be okay after a psychiatric hospitalization

HuffPost: Something Magical Happened When My Autistic 10-Year-Old Started Listening To Eminem>

Arlington Magazine: This is Inclusion

Website: http://www.hgrieco.com

Articles by Hannah Grieco M.Ed

Checklist: Autism Spectrum Disorders Symptoms and Signs

  • Last Updated: May 1, 2019

The following checklist is a tool to help parents, doctors, and mental health practitioners discuss symptoms, behaviors, and needs that might relate to Autism Spectrum Disorder. The checklist was developed

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How ADHD, Anxiety, and Other Disorders can Mask Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Last Updated: May 20, 2019

How do we know if our son has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or maybe both? Where does anxiety fit in? Does this have anything to do with his constipation

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Checklist: A Tool for Parents and Teachers

  • Last Updated: May 1, 2019

Traditional autism checklists focus on broad areas of strengths and needs. The following checklist was developed by Hannah Grieco, an education and disability advocate, as a tool to help teachers and parents

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Self Evaluation Checklist for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Last Updated: May 1, 2019

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a variety of strengths and needs. The following checklist was developed by Hannah Grieco, an education and disability advocate, as a tool to help your

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When Autism Isn’t Typical

  • Medically reviewed by Kim Langdon M.D.
  • Last Updated: June 14, 2019

“Your son is such a rude boy!” The assistant principal at my son’s school spoke loudly, her voice piercing through the phone. I found out later that my five-year-old was hiding under her desk, punching

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