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Toni Cook

Dr. Toni Cook, EdD is the Assistant Director of Special Education for a school district in Missouri. Prior to this position, she served as an Autism Consultant and a special education teacher for 15 years. Her favorite and most challenging position was that of a teacher for students with extensive support needs. She taught students who were eligible for special education services under the category of autism and intellectual disability (ID). During her years in this classroom, the students taught her more than she could have ever imagined. Toni is also the mother of four children, one of whom has ADHD. Parenting a child with a disability is an eye-opening experience which has made her a better professional. Cook Behavior Co. is the company Toni created to support families and teachers of children with special needs. She writes an informational blog and provides resources at her website: www.cookbehavior.com . Toni speaks at engagements to disseminate information about the special education process, implementing interventions, and working with children/students who have autism and/or behavioral support needs. She loves to engage with families one on one to provide consulting services as well as providing professional development to educators. Instagram: www.instagram.com/cookbehavior/

20 Ways to Calm or Alert the Sensory System With ASD

20 Ways to Calm or Alert the Sensory System With ASD https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ways-to-calm-alert-sensory-system/

Children on the autism spectrum often require support to process sensory input. Some children display strong reactions to stimuli, while others tend to show little response to input. This may vary from day to day or even hour to hour. Children who have a strong reaction to sensory stimuli may avoid the bathroom because of […]

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