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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Whether you're the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you're… (RT @kovacevitch: 50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

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Comprehension is key.  Many children have excellent word recall, but experience difficulties with comprehension.

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Resources to help support students with autism, professional development tools for teachers, and support materials for families.
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Pauline Hanson says autistic children should be in special classes

Pauline Hanson says autistic children should be in special classes | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Queensland Senator Pauline Hanson called for children with autism to be taken out of mainstream classes at school because they are holding back other children's learning.
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Pauline Hanson is wrong – we need to include children with disability in regular classrooms

Pauline Hanson is wrong – we need to include children with disability in regular classrooms | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Evidence shows that the senator's comments on the burden of children with disability are misleading.
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Asperger Syndrome/HFA and the Classroom

Asperger Syndrome/HFA and the Classroom | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Download the entire PDF, here. Accessing Services: Your Child’s Right to Public Education
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Certain Genes Drive Our Ability to Read Others Emotions by Looking into Their Eyes

Certain Genes Drive Our Ability to Read Others Emotions by Looking into Their Eyes | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Staring into another person’s eyes for 4 minutes increases intimacy. Now we know which genes might play a role. 
 
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Researchers Explore Why Those With Autism Avoid Eye Contact

Researchers Explore Why Those With Autism Avoid Eye Contact | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join. Our neuroscience social network has science groups, discussion forums, free books, resources, science videos and more.
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How to help people with autism? Just be nice

How to help people with autism? Just be nice | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
When you have a child on the spectrum, you get used to disapproving looks from strangers. But if people learned to be kinder and more understanding, it would benefit everyone
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Jacob Barnett's Curious and Computational Mind

Jacob Barnett's Curious and Computational Mind | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Meet the 18-year-old whose work is already stretching our understanding of the universe.
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Digital Tools for Language Development

My slide deck from my webinar presentation for the British Council Armenia. Feb 19th 2017

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10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom

10 Ideas for Using Comics In Your Classroom | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of months I've shared a handful of tools that students can use to create comics. I even conducted a webinar on th

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Feds Urged To Improve Transition Services

Congress' investigative arm is calling on federal officials to consider earlier transition planning and to take other steps to meet the needs of youth with
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AutCraft

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The first Minecraft server dedicated to children with autism and their families

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 12, 2016 9:53 AM

Minecraft site dedicated to Autistic children.

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Babies born to fathers under 25 and over 51 'at higher risk of autism'

Babies born to fathers under 25 and over 51 'at higher risk of autism' | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Interestingly, scientists at Mount Sinai in New York found these children tend to be more advanced than their peers in infancy and early childhood. However, by adolescence they were lagging behind the rest.
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Vocabulary Instruction through the Use of Pictures - EFL Magazine

Vocabulary Instruction through the Use of Pictures - EFL Magazine | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Vocabulary Instruction through the Use of Pictures.Introduction.PWIM, or Picture-Word Inductive Model (Calhoun, 1999) is a strategy that uses pictures as
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Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism - BBC News

Australian politician criticised for remarks about autism - BBC News | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Senator Pauline Hanson suggested that students with the condition be excluded from classrooms.
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Children with autism are 'holding our kids back': Senator Pauline Hanson - Australia 

Children with autism are 'holding our kids back': Senator Pauline Hanson - Australia  | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Students with disabilities are putting a strain on teachers and schools, Pauline Hanson has told parliament.

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Autism Linked to Fever During Pregnancy

Autism Linked to Fever During Pregnancy | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
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Treating Autism By Targeting the Gut

Treating Autism By Targeting the Gut | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join. Our neuroscience social network has science groups, discussion forums, free books, resources, science videos and more.
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AI Could Target Autism Before It Even Emerges—But It's No Cure-All

AI Could Target Autism Before It Even Emerges—But It's No Cure-All | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Researchers are studying how machine learning could help identify infants before they show behavioral symptoms.

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What the Science Says About How Preschool Benefits Children

What the Science Says About How Preschool Benefits Children | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
What happens when a group of the nation's leading pre-K experts get together to lay out a blueprint for what parents, and educators, can learn from decades of

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The Best Way To Make New Friends According To Science

The Best Way To Make New Friends According To Science | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
“Research by Nicholas Christakis at Yale found that relationships are the number one promoter of happiness in life.” A bigger network leads to bigger happiness, according to the Yale study. “When friends of friends become happier, it ripples through the social circle,” says Barker. “Your happiness can affect theirs.”


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Being able to socialize and find recreational outlets are important skills contributing to resilience. 
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Infografía educativa: Habilidades sociales

Infografía educativa: Habilidades sociales | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
por Celia Rodríguez Ruiz Las habilidades sociales son necesarias para el ser humano. Las personas somos seres sociales por naturaleza, necesitamos de los demás para ser y para desarrollarnos. Las h…

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 22, 6:22 PM
Las habilidades sociales son necesarias para el ser humano. Las personas somos seres sociales por naturaleza, necesitamos de los demás para ser y para desarrollarnos. Las habilidades sociales, por lo tanto van a ser la garantía de unas relaciones e interacciones sociales sanas y satisfactorias. Es muy importante desarrollar las habilidades sociales de los niños y niñas desde un primer momento.
 
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Finding the Best Fidget Toy for YOU – WorkSMART: Tips for a happier, more engaged workplace

Finding the Best Fidget Toy for YOU – WorkSMART: Tips for a happier, more engaged workplace | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Fidget Spinners have taken the world by storm, but I’m not sure they’re the best option for most people who might benefit from a fidget toy. I put together this “How to Pick the Best Fidget Toy” Infographic to help folks understand the options and select the best “tool” for their unique needs. Use these 10 variables to help you choose!

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The Geek Syndrome

The Geek Syndrome | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Autism - and its milder cousin Asperger's syndrome - is surging among the children of Silicon Valley. Are math-and-tech genes to blame?

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Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, February 15, 3:11 AM

Interesting article on the rise of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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The next frontier for autism

The next frontier for autism | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
The Autism Society says there are more than 3.5 million Americans on the autism spectrum right now. Often older people with autism were diagnosed later in life and did not benefit from earl
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