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National Standard Urged For Autism Coverage - Disability Scoop

National Standard Urged For Autism Coverage - Disability Scoop | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
A federal advisory panel is calling on the Obama administration to establish a minimum standard for autism insurance coverage.
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The Power of Movement in Teaching and Learning

The Power of Movement in Teaching and Learning | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
A specialist in kinesthetic teaching says that the use of creative movement in the classroom can help students make deeper emotional and interpersonal connections to academic subjects.
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ADHD Medication Can Help Kids, But It Can't Fix Schools

ADHD Medication Can Help Kids, But It Can't Fix Schools | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Training can help educators work successfully with students with behavioral problems, Nancy Rappaport writes.
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Start ASL is Looking for American Sign Language (ASL) Tutors!

Start ASL is Looking for American Sign Language (ASL) Tutors! | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Start ASL is looking for 3-5 ASL tutors... and it could be you!
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The Changing Behavior Digest | September

The Changing Behavior Digest | September | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it

Great tips for educators and parents for the start of the new school year.

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To Teach Social Skills, Educators Turn To TV

A unique program at one Pennsylvania school is using the power of television news to teach social skills to youngsters with Asperger's syndrome.
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Developmental Delay Often Overlooked In Hispanic Kids

Developmental Delay Often Overlooked In Hispanic Kids | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Hispanic children may be more than twice as likely as other kids to have developmental delay, new research suggests, but in many cases the condition is going unnoticed.
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Lawsuit victory for treatment of autism

Lawsuit victory for treatment of autism | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Neurodevelopmental and behavioral therapies used to treat autism-spectrum disorders should be covered by insurers.
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Wrightslaw: 10 Tips for a Successful School Year by Pat Howey, Advocate

Wrightslaw: 10 Tips for a Successful School Year by Pat Howey, Advocate | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Pat Howey offers 10 tips for a successful school year.
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Groups Ask Districts to Stop Using Out-of-School Suspensions

Groups Ask Districts to Stop Using Out-of-School Suspensions | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Education Week reporter Christina A. Samuels follows the latest developments in the nation's school districts and digs into the issues, successes, and controversies surrounding education leadership and management.
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Controversial auditory therapy may be beneficial for kids with autism

Controversial auditory therapy may be beneficial for kids with autism | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
This desire for engagement is common for families raising children with autism, whose social and attention deficits often account for a significant amount of their challenges.
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In First, FDA Approves Autism Stem Cell Trial

In First, FDA Approves Autism Stem Cell Trial | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
A new clinical trial is set to examine whether or not stem cells from a child's own cord blood are an effective treatment for autism symptoms.
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Open Sankoré | The Free Interactive Whiteboard Software

Open Sankoré | The Free Interactive Whiteboard Software | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it

A universal program: Open-Sankoré is a multiplatform, open-source program that is compatible with every type of interactive hardware. It is also translated into many different languages. Its range of tools is adapted to all users: from beginners to experts.

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Murray students go online for speech therapy

Murray students go online for speech therapy | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
CHATSWORTH ' Nate Humble's speech therapist isn't in his classroom at Northwest Elementary School this day, but he will get a lesson nevertheless. On
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Health Officials: 1 In 50 School Kids Have Autism : NPR

Health Officials: 1 In 50 School Kids Have Autism : NPR | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism
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Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Boot Camp

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Boot Camp | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Program Description Participants will learn about changes in IDEA 2004 including: New requirements for initial evaluations, reevaluations & parental consent New requirements for IEPs, IEP goals, IEP teams, IEP meetings New eligibility issues for...
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Feds Receive Record Number of Complaints About Special Education

Feds Receive Record Number of Complaints About Special Education | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it

From 2009 to 2011, the agency received more complaints about disability issues than ever before in a three-year period.

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The Changing Behavior Network

A radio blog supporting emotional and behavioral well-being in young people.

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New York Education Department Revises Student Disciplinary Code

New York Education Department Revises Student Disciplinary Code | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
The Education Department revised the disciplinary rules with an aim of reducing punishments that keep New York City public-school students out of the classroom.
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More parents of special-needs children opt out of public schools

A growing number of parents of special-needs children are opting out of public schools, deciding instead to home school or to pay for pricey private schools.
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Special-education expert tells Fitchburg teachers: 'We need to recognize that they're all different'

Special-education expert tells Fitchburg teachers: 'We need to recognize that they're all different' | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
By Alana Melanson amelanson@sentinelandenterprise.com @alanamelanson on Twitter FITCHBURG -- Most special-education students learn more academically and socially when they are able to be included in a normal classroom with additional supports,...
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Camp Yakety Yak in West Linn teaches life skills to kids with special needs

Camp Yakety Yak in West Linn teaches life skills to kids with special needs | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Cynthia Stinson drives an hour to and from Salem every day so her two daughters can attend the camp, which offers services and expertise Stinson said she hasn't found closer to home.
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Talk Therapy an Option for Those Using Assistive Technology to Speak

Talk Therapy an Option for Those Using Assistive Technology to Speak | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
Education Week reporter Nirvi Shah tracks news and trends of interest to the special education community, including administrators, teachers, and parents.
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Choosing The Right School For Special Needs : NPR

Heading back to school can be hard for parents and kids. But for parents of students with autism, Down syndrome, or ADHD, finding the right program can be especially challenging.
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Special needs school opens in Oroville

Special needs school opens in Oroville | News on the Web from asperger-kids.org | Scoop.it
OROVILLE --A non-public school that will serve students with special needs who live in Butte County and beyond, will begin the new school year today in Oroville.
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