Tag Archives: Disability

Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential?

Has My Child Reached Full Communicative Potential?

Although the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1997 requires assistive technology (including communication devices) be considered for every child with a disability during Individualized Education Program (IEP) planning, it seems as though there is a specific population that tends to be overlooked…the high school-aged child. While there is much evidence to support early… Continue Reading

Study Reveals Congenital Heart Disease Link to Autism

Study Reveals Congenital Heart Disease Link to Autism

With great advancements in the medical field and surgery, an impressive 90 percent of infants born with a congenital heart condition are able to survive until adulthood. The majority of these infants, however, often suffer from health problems including heart arrhythmia, neurodevelopmental deficiencies, autism, and respiratory issues. According to Martina Brueckner, genetics and pediatrics professor… Continue Reading

Autism Schools and Education Facilities – The Ultimate Guide

Autism Schools and Education Facilities – The Ultimate Guide

As we all know, no two children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder are alike.  Experts agree, children with autism learn differently and have a wide range of developmental and educational needs. Unfortunately, teachers and support staff are often unfamiliar with the special needs of kids diagnosed with autism and struggle to teach them effectively.  And,… Continue Reading

Mom Creates Job Practice Opportunity for Young Adults with Autism

Mom Creates Job Practice Opportunity for Young Adults with Autism

For parents who have a child with autism, a deep frustration can exist once the child has completed his/her education and faces employment challenges as a young adult.  When Park Ridge, IL resident Cindy Montgomery recognized the disconnect between transition services for her son with autism and true employment opportunities for him, she created Teachability,… Continue Reading

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