A special education teacher shares easy accommodations that can be made in the classroom for children with autism and other disabilities.
The ability to engage in teamwork, read emotions, share and make friends are all key social skills that are new to children at some point in their lives. Some kids are naturals at displaying effective social skills, however, to many children, social interactions don’t come naturally. Most children need to practice and develop their social skills over time, particularly kids on the Autism spectrum.
Here you’ll find actionable tips and advice on how to parent and homeschool your unique thinker to thrive as who they’ve been designed to be.
Over the last 30 years, there have been huge advances in our understanding of Autism but there is still a lot to learn, particularly around the causes. There is growing evidence to suggest that a mother’s exposure to air pollution when pregnant can increase risk.
A podcast called Autism Rocks and Rolls created and spoken by Sam Mitchell. This podcast is exceptionally authentic and real: Sam was diagnosed with autism when he was four and is now a very successful senior in high school. Sam’s podcast covers topics such as being too honest and how to work on this, how to enter and leave a conversation, how to maintain healthy relationships, anxiety, meltdowns, and is getting very big guests all the time such as Armani Williams, the first NASCAR driver open about having autism and Simon Majumdar, a world-renowned chef who judges on Cutthroat Kitchen and who supports autism charities. Sam not only wants people to listen to his podcast free of charge, but Sam is exploring the avenues of public speaking to schools or at autism conferences to speak about acceptance and autism awareness. Sam is also offering one-on-one podcast coaching for those starting a podcast about something they are passionate about. Sam also hopes for resource or general education teachers to use his podcast in their curriculum. Lastly, Sam is always willing to be a guest on other podcasts and is always looking for guests. Check out his Website and his podcast too.
Meet Steph Reed, with many years of experience in teaching she knows a lot about the world of Autism. She taught many incredible children and young people with very different abilities and complex needs. Her website provides tailored outreach, consultancy, training, and coaching services, whilst continuing to expand informative articles and resources.
Avaz Inc. is an Assistive Technology company that creates solutions to support the communication and learning of people with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Our flagship product is Avaz AAC, which is a communication app that supports 15 languages and is available for Android and iOS.
Avaz’s FreeSpeech app is the world’s first and only grammar learning app. It is a pathbreaking solution that makes language and grammar learning fun and engaging. Our MDA Avaz Reader is powered by 20+ years of expertise and research in dyslexia. It enables children with dyslexia to read independently, transforming them into confident learners.
Babysparks are a personalized development program with thousands of expert-created activities that delivers a daily play program based on a child’s developmental level, rather than his or her age.
Beacon School Support is an independent behavior support service for schools based in the West Midlands.
We offer face to face training, support, and advice to schools for all aspects of behavior management.
Find lots of fantastic resources, blogs, and articles for schools and parents on our website.
Be An Angel believes that children are the heart and soul of humanity and that they represent all that is good within us. They can help children with special needs experience life at their fullest potential.
Label-free sensory, awareness clothing, and Supporting three Autism Charities.
Brili is the ultimate system to help families with children stay on task and on time every day. The app enables parents to easily schedule and customize routines on their devices that their children can then
go through independently. Easy setup, dynamic timing, rewards, voice prompts and real-time monitoring: the app really has it all! Try it for one month completely free on the IOS AppStore or GooglePlay and see for yourself just how helpful Brili can be!
Calming blankets has delivered over 50,000 weighted blankets for people in Australia and the UK, which have been popular for people with sleep disorders, anxiety and for children with autism
A compassionate community that provides resources for loved ones with Cerebral Palsy.
Strong Education teaches parents and professionals how to adapt fitness & nutrition for the special needs population through their online accredited certification program. Get certified today and make a difference!
Visit this blog of positivity! Written and created by Becky a wife and mom of three kids. She started her journey with positive thinking 6 years ago by taking a 24 hour no complaints challenge with some of her friends. Taking the challenge forced her to focus on her thoughts which literally changed her life! She realized that we are in charge of what we think and what we think about affects how we feel.
The purpose of this site is to provide people who have celiac disease and are not aware of it with a means of figuring out what their problem is, and to help those who know they have it to lead more comfortable and healthy lives.
Headquartered in Garden Grove, CA, and serving the needs of our customers around the world, BagzDepot focuses on providing high quality products at affordable prices on all our wholesale tote bags and promotional specialty bags.
Times Award-Winning Global Speaker & Trainer with Masterclasses in 65+ countries. Author & Publisher of 50+ Guides & Web Magazines with 5 Million Global Readers.
Day Out With The Kids – the biggest website for finding family days out in the UK, featuring over 7,000 attractions across the country.
Ener-G Foods’ mission is to deliver the highest quality bread, baked goods, and food for anyone living with dietary restrictions. They are dedicated to producing products that are innovative, safe, nutritious, and tasty. They are dedicated to helping gluten-free people love baked goods again. Check out the home page of their website at https://www.ener-g.com/ for the Ultimate Guide To Gluten-Free Living with tips and tricks for gluten-free eating.
Everlief is running much of its support online via zoom but where things need to be face to face this is at our new social distancing clinic.
For those families attending Everlief we are asking everyone to wash their hands and we also have alcohol gel. We are also using both waiting areas to maintain social distancing and have many other measures in place to ensure a safe visit.
This updated version is a continuation of the included first edition (formerly subtitled: A Mother/Son Asperger Journey of Determination and Triumph). In the six years since the original book release, David has experienced additional challenges and young adult milestones which we will address. Also, an exclusive chapter on acclimation to the workplace will largely feature David’s voice.
Gravity Kids is a therapeutic 10lb weighted blanket and weighted toy, from the company that created the world-famous Gravity Blanket. Gravity Kids provides the same stress-reducing and sleep-enhancing benefits of the Gravity Blanket, but designed in a safe format specifically for children ages 7 and up.
Health Focus Now provides useful tips to help you feel your best, from physical health to eating well, exercise, beauty, and ways to improve mental wellness.
Huggaroo was born out of a personal need. It was started by two doctors in Nashville, TN, who began tinkering with product design to help their young children sleep, to soothe migraines, to alleviate neck and shoulder muscle tension or pain. In sharing their struggles with other parents, Huggaroo’s founders discovered that the challenges they faced were almost universal and the solutions they had developed for themselves were much needed. In 2016, they decided to step outside of their boxes (a developmental psychologist and a medical doctor by training) and founded Huggaroo so they could share Huggaroo’s products with others.
ITS provides a nurturing and stimulating learning environment whereby, through focused individual assistance from experienced tutors, students can achieve their maximum potential and achieve the academic grades necessary to pursue the future they aspire to.
‘In Edwinstowe’ aims to provide the most comprehensive, up to date information about Edwinstowe and its surrounding areas, so if you spot anything that doesn’t look right please get in touch with the details and we’ll amend accordingly.
Karla Akins is the author of A Pair of Miracles, the story of raising her twin sons with autism.
Akins is also the author of several history books for homeschoolers including O Canada Her Story, Sacagawea, and Jacques Cartier. Her work has also been published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and she currently writes for Happy Sis Magazine. Her first novel, The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots includes a character with autism.
Language During Mealtime is a website and podcast created by Becca Eisenberg, Speech Language Pathologist and Certified Autism Specialist. In 2018, she received the award for Communication Advisor from the Autism Parenting Magazine. Her website and podcast provides literacy and language tips for parents and educators in the field of children’s literature. As a parent, she wants to share evidenced based literacy tips for parents when reading aloud to their children. The mission of her website and podcast to promote literacy and provide a language rich and inclusive environment for all children.
She believe that children with Autism are as intelligent as their peers, they just learn differently. After years of using traditional behavioral methods and seeing slow progress, I felt there had to be a better way. And amazingly, there is! I use social and developmental techniques to start at the child’s foundational level. I am now able to answer the questions that parents search for every day: “How can I teach new skills to MY child?” Through group coaching and 1:1 training, I empower parents how to teach their unique child using methods best for their learning style. I strive to give parents the tools to get their child back on the train of typical language and social development. Check out here website: https://laurenspeechtherapy.com/
sensory enrichment therapy is a new program that boosts the plasticity of the brain and helps in areas such as speech development, sensory processing, sleep, attention span, and anxiety. The enrichment activities are done at home by the family and take about 10 minutes, twice a day. The therapy sessions are customized and evolve every two weeks, based on where the participant improves.
Bold, authentic and straight-talking – Motherhood: The Real Deal is a digital parenting magazine which publishes honest parenting articles and interviews as well as curated lifestyle updates including travel and leisure, health, beauty and wellbeing and interiors.
This post tells a real-life story about one girl with autism spectrum disorder and her mom. It illustrates profound positive consequences for both child and parent from a small shift in perspective and parenting. Describing a day at the beach with one child – Bella – before and after her diagnosis and some parent guidance treatment, it shows how a careful understanding of a child’s responses can guide a parent’s efforts to help grow a child’s capacity for reciprocal social interaction and self-control.
Nurture Pods is an intervention centre that works with children with special needs from the age of 3 to 12 years. Our focus is on providing individualized intervention programs catering to different needs of the children at home and in school. The objectives of Nurture Pods is to utilize evidence based best practices to provide special needs children with holistic, comprehensive and effective intervention programs so that they can achieve development to their best ability.
The Eating Game is a visual meal planner designed for independent use by a child of any age and any ability. This will become a daily routine you will wish had sooner! Visit her Facebook Page and Facebook Group.
Por Igual Mas Foundation has created www.porigualmas.org, the first social network about disabilities and inclusion in Latin America that is accessible thanks to Inclusite, a software that was designed and programmed for it. Por Igual + has the mission to join people with disabilities, families, institutions, communities, and all the people interested in disability. The Foundation works to promote the acknowledgment of PWD, for their empowerment and to promote a space inside society, as a part of it.
Dramatherapy is a form of psychological therapy which uses drama related techniques such as storytelling, metaphor, play and movement, improvisation, puppets and music, to support people to understand themselves and make positive changes in their lives.
Speech Blubs is a fun app to help develop kids’ speech. Speech Blubs encourages kids to generate new sounds and words, and activities inspire imitation where kids teach kids. The app has proven especially effective with kids on the Autism Spectrum, and for late talkers.
Special Strong provides adapted fitness for special needs children, adolescents, and adults with autism, Down Syndrome, and other disabilities. Through our online training platform, we also provide special needs certification courses for educators, professionals, and parents who want to learn how to adapt fitness to serve the special needs population. Fitness franchise opportunities are available.
Video modelling (VM) is a science-based method that consists of a video recording of a child “expert” performing a targeted behavior. Users observe them, triggering their ‘mirror neurons,’ which then starts the imitation process. This method was originally used for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our speech and language pathologists (SLPs) confirm that VM works wonders with speech development.
Our website is an amazing resource providing access to our network of speech therapists, and our blog section offers lots of practical information for dealing with ASD, late talkers, speech therapy at home, and much, much more.
We started Smart Parent Advice as a trusted resource for mothers and fathers. While there is no shortage of parenting information on the Internet these days, this vast amount of information can be overwhelming. What’s more, if you type in a simple question into a search bar, you might find dozens of different answers and it can be hard to know which one is best.
Sprout Therapy is a national, technology-forward provider of in home and online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. Sprout Therapy’s online Learning Studio provides a comprehensive library of educational resources for families, individuals and professionals.
Natalie is an Independent Education Consultant, specializing in SEND and school improvement. She develops and delivers a wide range of training and support to schools, multi-academy trusts, and other organizations. Natalie is a consultant governor for a large 4-18 school in Dubai and a trustee of Learn-AT multi-academy trust in the East Midlands. She is a member of Nasen’s 0-11 Advisory Group and also supports the Whole School SEND review process. Natalie is the author of The Perfect SENCO and The Teacher’s Guide to SEN.
An organization that advocates for equal opportunity employment for adults who are living with autism. They believed that everyone should have the same chances to earn a living and find satisfaction in a job well done.
Effective Therapies for children with Autism and Special Needs. Peak Potential Therapy aids in a child’s ability to independently and successfully function and communicate. Peak Potential Therapy’s mission is the help each client reach his or her “peak” potential. Call (330) 405-8776 or email them today to schedule your personalized evaluation.
Penki pojūčiai is a social business working with families that have children with developmental disorders. The business is a sole provider of the Sensory Box sensory equipment and manufacturer of tailored weighted clothing designed and made in Lithuania. Penki pojūčiai therapy center is one of the first holistic therapy center in Lithuania.
SmileTutor is the industry-leading tuition agency that delivers an unparalleled level of service. With the industry’s most comprehensive tutor database and experienced coordinators, our services help parents, students, and tutors find each other more Efficiently, Effectively, and Easily.
Owning an aquarium means much more than buying pretty fish and throwing them in a bowl of water. Caring for your fish’s habitat requires an investment larger than just buying them food. That’s why aquarium lights have grown so much in popularity.
Unique and powerful insights on the reality of life as an autistic person from the CEO of The Transforming Autism Project.
Launched in 1922, Reader’s Digest has built 90 years of trust with a loyal audience and has become the largest circulating magazine in the world
A distinctive and empowering perspective on autism, as proposed by Transforming Autism.
When you become a parent, you don’t sit around wondering if your child will have special needs. As your belly grows, you wonder if your baby will look like mommy or daddy, what their disposition will be like, and other things that stay along the line of all positive.
Determining when and where to get an assessment for autism can be a daunting task for parents. Time, money, and finding a clinician trained in autism assessment in your area are all things that have to be considered.
Luckily, experts in autism have devoted extensive time to help determine the best procedures for providing a valid autism diagnosis.
Colin Newton and Derek Wilson are Co-founders and Directors of Inclusive Solutions. Together they have a combined experience of over 65 years of experience as educational psychologists working across the UK.
Together they have written several books such as Creating Circles of Friends, Circles of Adults, Restorative Solutions, Keys to Inclusion and Person Centred Planning Together. Inclusive Solutions is also a small publishing house and has published a number of books for other leading internationally renowned inclusive authors including Incurably Human, Taking the Time, Seeing the Charade, Quiet Riot and Dear Parents.
LabRoots is the leading scientific social networking website, offering top scientific trending news and premier educational virtual events and webinars. Contributing to the advancement of science through content sharing capabilities, LabRoots is a powerful advocate in amplifying global networks and communities.
Full Spectrum Farms is focused on helping individuals with ASD become functioning members of the community. In order to accomplish this goal they provide several opportunities for individuals with ASD to learn and grow in a safe and familiar setting.
Meet Jade, a 37-years old mom of two boys. Based in the West Country between Bristol and Bath, she shares valuable information & resources regarding the world of autism especially that her eldest was diagnosed too.
At Independent With Autism, they use ABA, Social Thinking, TEACCH, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. They utilize a variety of methods to help those with Autism live productive lives, per the needs of the individual, the business, school, and/or team working with them.
Read this well written and researched study by Jenne regarding the different ways to use essential oils every day. Add her blog regarding mild signs of depression on your daily routine also here.
This article from askthedentist.com shows both when and how to brush your kid’s teeth (correctly, that is). But even more importantly, it’ll talk about the way to instill brushing in your child’s mind as a fun, lifelong habit.
Attend their Autism Conference A Multi-Dimensional Approach 2019. During the conference, you will have the opportunity to listen to renowned speakers from academia, healthcare, the criminal justice system and those with a lived experience of autism.
You probably have heard of these things called essential oils from friends and family on social media. They are these dark bottles of oils that are compounds extracted from plants. It’s often used by alternative medicine and naturopaths. These oils are said to have physical and psychological benefits.
Why the name ‘Big Apple Oranges’? Well, Big Apple refers to New York City and this guide is for families with special needs children in the 5 boroughs (although the laws and regulations are state-wide). The orange, like the apple, is a delicious, nutritious, healthy fruit – only different than the ‘big’ apple. So are our children – sentient, loving, unique individuals – only different.
(Big Apple Oranges is NOT an agency, company, or business entity. It IS a resource for families of children with special needs. This resource directs YOU to find out the information to help your child.)
We are a family owned business based near Tonbridge in Kent. A small team led by husband and wife Bruce and Nicky Williams take their inspiration from Nicky, a dyslexic herself, who has taught and tutored dyslexia and dyscalculia for 15+ years. Bruce looks after the business side of things, Nicky the resources; selecting and searching out Cambridge House’s range.
The company itself has been in business for more than 20 years under the stewardships of two previous owners. Bruce and Nicky took over the running of it in early 2015. Their ambition is to grow the business but with a clear vision that our 5,000+ customers in the UK and in many other countries around the world want a supplier who can provide a wide range of special needs resources that they can be confident have been selected for a good reason; they work.
These residential homes licensed by the California Department of Health Services can provide intermediate care habilitation services to teens and young adults who have been diagnosed with autism and or related developmental disabilities.
On Ahway Island, your child experiences an inclusive world. Their mission is to help all kids accept, appreciate, and love all their beautiful differences, in both themselves and others.
Meet a Music Therapist who provides parents, educators and therapists with educational and helpful tools on supporting children with special needs.
A community of parents interested in autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) and Asperger syndrome.
Raising awareness of the importance of the arts as viable tools for learning, growth and expression; especially for autistic artists and their valuable contributions to the world.
Together, we’re an inspired collective of child care experts, former and current babysitters and nannies, educators, and parents. We’ve spent the past ten years navigating the very unique experience of raising children in New York City! It’s our belief that not much “sitting” actually happens when you’re in the hands of a great babysitter or nanny, and that educational moments, engaging play, and thoughtful conversation at every age are an integral part of raising the next generation of amazing human beings.
Special Needs Atlanta
We will work with you to help you determine what’s important to you in your life. Together, we’ll create a roadmap to take you where you want to be. You can count on us to be your guide; to work with you in concert with your other advisors to meet your objectives.
The Senses Cultural Academy of Health provides culturally appropriate information and guidance to Middle Eastern parents, caregivers and professionals working with children who have special developmental needs.
StimSensory is currently a one person show. I started StimSensory after becoming frustrated with the lack of affordable stim toys aimed at adults available in the UK. I found that most of the options available were designed for children, and were often large, cumbersome items for sensory rooms instead of day to day stimming. I decided to start StimSensory so that adults could access stim toys that were chosen with them in mind.
Every non-autistic person is different, and the same applies to autistic people. So we should not expect everyone’s stimming needs and wants to be the same. StimSensory offers stim toys for every sense, to try to fill the gap in stim toys and provide stim toys for everyone.
Find magicians, clowns, princesses, face painters, party places and more! Actually, you can choose from over 120 different cool party entertainer categories in your state!
According to reviews, the brands of essential oils listed below are the leading creators in the business.
All decent parents want their children to succeed – to see them happy and fulfilled in the lives they’ve chosen – and before they’re born, we often assume our children will have the same desires to create roughly the same kind of life as everybody else. When a child is autistic however, their parents become aware, long before any diagnosis takes place, that sometimes this simply isn’t the case.
Autism in Museums is a new initiative to raise awareness of accessibility for all in museums. Which lists early openings, relaxed events, and programmes for visitors with addition need including autism.
Founded in 2010, Future Fitouts has continually delivered quality offices, shops, industrial warehouses and commercial spaces for a range of clients across a variety of industries.
They design, make and install outstanding playground products for outdoor learning, play, and sports in schools and nurseries. From one-off areas to a full-scale playground redevelopment, they can create outdoor spaces to suit your school’s needs and budget.
If you’re searching for ideas and inspiration to improve your outdoor provision, they’re here to help.
How to Potty Train’s was developed by busy working Mum and potty training Expert Jude Hough. Having worked with health professionals and thousands of parents and children over the last twelve years she has a trusted system to help you get Potty Trained successfully and all you need to know when things go wrong. Find her on Facebook too where she coaches and supports parents in her free How To Potty Train group.
She overcomes domestic and spousal abuse, poverty, hunger, lack of education, and being a divorced mother with a small child to becoming a valued, wealthy, highly-educated, owner and president of a nationwide travel nurse company that is one of the largest in the US. She has grown her company from running it herself to where it is today.
Our site was founded in March 2018 with the mission to have a blog with the longest home remedy articles on the Internet. Along with writing home remedy articles, they also write articles on a variety of other subjects, including health benefits of various foods and common home remedy supplies; “How To” articles; a series of Do-it-yourself articles on how to make your own cosmetics, skincare products, and more; diet and exercise articles; home remedies for pets, and even just some general information articles.
All In is a platform for caregivers of persons with special needs. This is their Autism Go-To Guide, a compilation of topics to help you with the process of caring for a child with autism.
They work in the psychological and educational fields of counseling, therapy, treatment and support specializing in autism, ADHD and particularly sensitive people and accompanying disorders such as depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, sleep problems and self-harm. In addition, they work with a wide range of issues and issues, such as loneliness, low self-esteem, school refusal and screen dependence related to autism and ADHD.
Leann Forst is a holistic health practitioner and certified essential oils coach, providing education on natural solutions for optimal health.
Read on to see this list of 7 signs of autism you should never ignore… Disengagement. My son was a wonderful baby. If you had told me at 6 months of age that he would be diagnosed as severely autistic 12 months later I would have told you that you were crazy.
Going to the dentist for the first time can be overwhelming for any child. There are many sensory elements at the dentist’s office. These include loud noises, bright lights, new tastes, and smells. While nerves usually go away the more a child visits the dentist, these sensory issues can be much harder for children with autism in the United Kingdom.
The Classroom, a great list of resources for parents, teachers, and students to understand Autism.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to support the wisdom of our bodies. As a natural component of the world’s health care toolbox, they support our bodies naturally, when used properly.
Go Au Pair has been providing quality, child care for over 30 years. Beginning as a nanny company in 1984, Go Au Pair soon expanded to include Au Pairs and was one of the original Au Pair Program sponsors designated by the Department of State in 1989. Go Au Pair has representatives in over 50 countries on 6 different continents and in over 65 American cities with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.
ABLEize offers a comprehensive and trusted selection of autistic spectrum disorder resources in the UK including national autism charities, support services and information sites. ABLEize, the UK’s largest disability directory.
Are you looking for inspiration? Hope? Do you want to learn about how women are changing the world every single day? Then you’ve come to the right place!
The Well-Intended is a wellness blog and professional coaching service that motivates women and men – especially those in stressful corporate positions – to improve their quality of life by discovering a healthier, more balanced mind, body and spirit achieved by leveraging tools and techniques for better nutrition, detox, exercise, sleep, self-care and other helpful well-being related guidance.
Seashell Trust provides a range of specialist outreach services locally, regionally and nationally, including support to build capacity and specialism around particular areas of needs, therapeutic services, and training and professional development.
Mela Comfort have created a high quality weighted therapy blanket, that is designed to provide warmth and a gentle pressure on the body, similar to the feeling of being held or hugged, that helps the body relax and improves sleep. Weighted blankets are great for both children and adults on the autism spectrum.
A Miami based weekly radio program hosted by Mr. Trottier. Independent. Unfiltered. Live and Unbiased.
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eLearning.net develops custom online training programs spanning a wide range of clients and subjects, including training for caregivers and family members who support children with various special needs.
Tampoppo is an autism resource website for Japanese families living mainly in BC, Canada, the only kind found throughout Canada. It includes basic information on autism (characteristics, diagnose standard, classification, history, risk factors, treatment, etc), comparison of the environments of people with disabilities in Japan and Canada (human rights law, assessment, child care system, special education, medical system, subsidies/support, employment, etc).