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Karen Kaplan

Karen Kaplan has more than 35 years of experience working in the field of autism spectrum disorders with children, teens, adults and their families. She has engaged with schools, residential programs, vocational and nonprofit day programs, addressing the challenges of autism and other similar learning differences. She has joined faculty at universities to help mentor and educate teachers and therapists. Karen is the Executive Director of Offerings, a non-profit organization, empowering communities locally and globally to build special needs programs. She also founded the Autism Lecture Series in 2009 and the Special Needs Resource Fair in 2010. She is currently the Executive Director at Wings Learning Center, a school for children 5-22 years old with Autism Spectrum Disorders, located in Redwood City. For more information visit the websites www.globalofferings.org and www.wingslearningcenter.org. Facebook:www.facebook.com/WingsLearningCenter1 Instagram:www.instagram.com/wingslearningcenterschool

Special Needs: Grandparents Can Be in Your Corner

Special Needs: Grandparents Can Be in Your Corner https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/special-needs-grandparents-in-corner/

There is a well-known parable floating around the special needs community which describes how it feels when you are first told you are to be the parent of a child with special needs. The story describes how a family is preparing to go to Italy. They have researched all the best activities and adventures to […]

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How to Build the Road to Independence With Autism

How to Build the Road to Independence With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/build-road-independence-with-autism/

From the moment a student is placed in an educational program, the school should be thinking about how it’s preparing him/her to travel the road to independence. While there is a wide range of cognitive, motor and communication abilities among students on the autism spectrum, they all are on the road to acquire as much […]

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