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Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device

Expert Tips for Getting the Most Out Of an AAC Device http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/expert-tips-using-aac-device/

In my recent article published in Autism Parenting Magazine, Issue 67, I focused on the augmentative and alterative (AAC) communication evaluation process and on answering commonly asked questions. Many people have a misconception that once you receive an AAC communication device, this is the end of your journey. This is just the beginning! Receiving an […]

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Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow

Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/training-young-people-with-asd-to-be-the-techies-of-tomorrow

There’s a lot of talk about why teaching kids technology, programming in particular, is good for students in today’s educational landscape.  Nearly every other week there seems to be some major news announcement around STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and CS (computer science) and even, IT (information […]

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In the Patterns of Shakespeare, a Method to Break Down Autism Barriers

The past 30 years have brought greater support and understanding for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with new interventions helping bridge some of the most challenging social challenges. We now know social skills can be taught through a diverse array of approaches, from group interventions and social stories to response training and problem-solving. Most […]

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Top Ways to Find the Best Job for Someone with Severe Autism

Maintaining Strength and Courage During the Holidays https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/find-best-job-severe-autism

As a special education teacher and a caretaker for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I constantly worry about the futures of my students/clients. More specifically, I wonder whether or not they will be able to acquire employment. For some individuals, such as those with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s, there are several vocational training programs […]

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Able2learn Reinvents Special Needs Learning with Free Resources

Able2learn Reinvents Special Needs Learning with Free Resources https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/able2learn-reinvents-special-needs-learning

Able2learn is working to help struggling parents, teachers and schools – faced with limited budgets – educate children with autism. The CDC reports autism rates have increased more than 30% over the last ten years. The influx of children entering the school system has been challenging, with many teachers ill-equipped, lacking in training, supports and […]

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Survey Says Autistic Kids are Made to Feel Isolated by Exclusion

Survey Says Autistic Kids are Made to Feel Isolated by Exclusion https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autistic-kids-feel-isolated-exclusion

Recently, many parents have contacted me via my charity website or via social media sharing they are struggling to find and access out-of-school clubs or groups (such as performing arts, sport, etc.), and sadly, they have been turned away due to their child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis. I wanted to see how widespread across […]

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First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness

First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/first-responder-training-include-autism-awareness

Disability awareness training needed Since 2014, there has been an increased national awareness regarding how police interact with the public during arrests and emergency situations. The autism community is no exception. During search and rescue missions, crime scene investigation, medical emergencies, and human services investigations, the way in which police and other first responders serve […]

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