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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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Students on the autism spectrum are often as smart as their peers — so why do so few go to college? - The Hechinger Report

Students on the autism spectrum are often as smart as their peers — so why do so few go to college? - The Hechinger Report | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
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Developing Empathy | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

Developing Empathy | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
When we put ourselves in another person’s shoes, we are often more sensitive to what that person is experiencing and are less likely to tease or bully them. By explicitly teaching students to be more conscious of other people’s feelings, we can create a more accepting and respectful school community.

 

 

empathy [em-puh-thee]
(noun) the understanding of or the ability to identify with another person’s feelings or experiences

Early Grades (K-2)Elementary Grades (3-5)Middle Grades (6-8)High School (9-12)

 


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Repairing The World In 72 Hours

Repairing The World In 72 Hours | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Make-a-thons pair techies and people with disabilities to turn tikkun olam into action.


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Wearable Technology at Work for Enterprise Business, Part 3 - Manufacturing | EnterpriseWear Blog

Wearable Technology at Work for Enterprise Business, Part 3 - Manufacturing | EnterpriseWear Blog | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Welcome to Part 3 of our latest blog series giving you early access to the upcoming BrainXchange-Hewlett Packard Enterprise white paper. In Parts 1 and 2, we shared examples from the automotive and heavy equipment industries. Today, we will look at how a thread manufacturer could employ an advanced collaboration platform like HPE’s MyRoom/VRG along with wearable technology to better support and train the end users of its products....


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Part Three in a six-part series on wearable technology at work.

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Eye-contact detector found in the brain

Eye-contact detector found in the brain | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

A study in macaques has identified a set of neurons that fire only when the monkey makes eye contact with another macaque

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Why does making direct eye contact with someone give you that feeling of a special connection? Perhaps because it excites newly discovered “eye cells” in the amygdala, the part of the brain that processes emotions and social interactions.


This new type of neuron was discovered in a Rhesus macaque. If humans have these neurons too, it may be that they are impaired in disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, which affect eye contact and social interactions.


Katalin Gothard, a neurophysiologist at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and her team placed seven electrodes in the amygdala of a Rhesus macaque. The electrodes, each one-tenth the thickness of a human hair, allowed them to record activity in individual neurons as the macaque watched a video featuring another macaque. All the while, the team also tracked the macaque’s gaze.


Out of the 151 neurons the researchers could distinguish, 23 fired only when the macaque was looking at the eyes of the monkey in the video. Of these neurons, which the team call “eye cells”, four fired more when the monkey in the video appeared to be gazing back at the laboratory macaque, as if the two animals were making eye contact.


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The forgotten history of autism

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Decades ago, few pediatricians had heard of autism. In 1975, 1 in 5,000 kids was estimated to have it. Today, 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. What caused this steep rise?
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This history lesson is brilliant and offers important grounding to  discussions of how we got to the autism prevalence of 1:68. 
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5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs

5 Ways Video Games Can Help Kids with Special Needs | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. From communication to motor skills, learning through play is a wonderful motivator for kids with challenges.

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Raising a child with special needs make us special

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What Special Ed Teachers and Parents Need To Know About Social Media

What Special Ed Teachers and Parents Need To Know About Social Media | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for kids who may struggle with communication. A psychologist offers some guidelines to help kids with special needs stay safe online.
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AT and Accommodations in Post-Secondary Education, Supporting Successful Transition

AT and Accommodations in Post-Secondary Education, Supporting Successful Transition | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Presenters: Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP, CEO - AT for Education; RESNA certified Alyssa Marinaccio, M.Ed., AT Coordinator for the Office of Disability Services at UCONN, RESNA Certified

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Still time to register for the April 20,  webinar at 5 PM EST, at CTD Institute. Join Diana Petschauer and Alyssa Marinaccio for an exciting talk on Supporting Successful Transition to Post-Secondary education.
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Get great info on  AT & Accommodations for successful Transition to Post-secondary Education- Register for webinar on April 20 webinar at 5 PM EST, at CTD Institute with Diana Petschauer and Alyssa Marinaccio! 
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Teaching methods: Differentiated instruction

What is differentiated instruction? What are the main challenges for teachers wishing to use it in their classroom?

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, April 18, 8:35 PM
The real challenge lies in how to differentiate curriculum and learning activities without increasing and perpetuating an achievement gap between able and less-able students.
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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Official website of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is one of the world's foremost medical research centers. An agency of the U.S.
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Adele Fulfills Dream of 12-Year-Old Girl with Autism by Inviting Her Onstage

When Emily Tammam came to a recent Adele show at Manchester Arena, she had one goal — to perform onstage with her favorite artist.
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New BBC drama The A Word is essential viewing

New BBC drama The A Word is essential viewing | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Whether you have an interest in autism is irrelevant – The A Word is a masterclass in ensemble acting and scriptwriting that is as funny as it is heartrending and I simply cannot recommend it enough.
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Ten Books for Teaching Kids the Importance of “Taking Care of Others” by Laura Weakland

Every Thursday, teachers across our building read aloud a picture book to their students with themes of “taking care of ourselves, each other, and our world.” As an educator and parent, I am strongly committed to the idea of teaching the “whole child.”...
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Direct Link Between Brain and Immune System Discovered

Direct Link Between Brain and Immune System Discovered | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Researchers revealed a direct link between the brain and the immune system through lymphatic vessels that were not previously known to exist.
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How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
In the first of five posts about the film "Inside Out," Lori Desautels offers strategies to help explore how joy, sadness, fear, anger, and disgust can help students.
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Bookshare’s 400,000th Title Brings Unprecedented Access to Readers with Print Disabilities

Bookshare’s 400,000th Title Brings Unprecedented Access to Readers with Print Disabilities | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Bookshare has added its 400,000th title to the ever-growing online accessible library collection.  


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Scientists identify neurons that help you process emotions

Scientists identify neurons that help you process emotions | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
Scientists just got one step closer to understanding the nuts and bolts of how your mind handles emotions. 
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Year-Round Resources for Autism

Year-Round Resources for Autism | Autism Supports | Scoop.it

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) leads to developmental challenges that affect social, behavioral, and communication skills. The latest statistics say that about one in 45 children are affected by some form of ASD.


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21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary -

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A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know

A Quiz: 25 Common Idioms that you Really Need to Know | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
I know the feeling. I have been there. You have studied English really hard this year. You have been willing to go the extra mile a thousand times because you knew it was going to be worth your while.  You have even burnt the candle at both ends staying up too late and getting up too early when stud

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Lifespan Autism Initiative | Central Michigan University

Welcome to the Autisum Symposium and Expo at Central Michigan University
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Study Identifies Potential Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Study Identifies Potential Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder | 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.
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The Hidden Links Between Autism and Genius

The Hidden Links Between Autism and Genius | Autism Supports | Scoop.it
One link: that both autistic children and child prodigies may be understudied in adulthood
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