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Equine Therapy: Building Kids’ Communication Skills | CPI

Equine Therapy: Building Kids’ Communication Skills | CPI | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Can interacting with horses help kids learn about body language and empathy?
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Students with behavioral, social, and emotional issues at Chestermere High School in Alberta participated recently in a pilot project to build skills--with horses.

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What's It Like to Have a Child With Autism?

What's It Like to Have a Child With Autism? | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Finch wants to help her daughter, but she also wants to help autism awareness as a whole. So she's detailed her experiences in single, stunning sentences, hoping to promote learning, understanding, and empathy in these very personal moments.
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"I lay quietly beside you when you tell me that you are the wrong sort of special and the wrong sort of different and you want to die."

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Autism Awareness | CPI

Autism Awareness | CPI | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Increase autism awareness with resources that can enhance your interactions with individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
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Top 10 Words to Know When Joining an Autism Support Group

Top 10 Words to Know When Joining an Autism Support Group | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
When you join an autism support group online or in person, you’re likely to discover a whole new vocabulary. Here are 10 key terms to know before you jump in.
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You Just Found Out Your Kid Has Fragile X Syndrome. What Next?

You Just Found Out Your Kid Has Fragile X Syndrome. What Next? | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
“It’s really about research,” Brian Silver says. “It’s the only hope you can have for the best life for your child, period.”
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“People always say, ‘Children with special needs are born to special parents.’ And we say, ‘No. Children with special needs create special parents.’”
 
Shari and Brian Silver’s son, Justin, is 13. Just after his fifth birthday, a battery of tests confirmed that he had Fragile X Syndrome.

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DSM-5 Changes and the History of Asperger’s

DSM-5 Changes and the History of Asperger’s | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Asperger’s Syndrome now falls under the umbrella term of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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A Psychiatry Advisor article discusses the history of Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) and notes the diagnostic changes reflected in the DSM-5. 

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Asperger Syndrome: History, Diagnosis and DSM-5 Changes

Asperger Syndrome: History, Diagnosis and DSM-5 Changes | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Changes in DSM-5 under autism spectrum disorder has implications for services provided to Asperger's patients.
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Vatican Conference on Autism to End Stigma

Vatican Conference on Autism to End Stigma | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Art, experts, and families are at the center of Pope Francis's push to break the isolation and stigma associated with ASD.
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Kids with autism and their families will meet with Pope Francis this Saturday as part of the Vatican's international conference on ASD taking place from November 20 to 22, 2014.

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SymbolStix Teaches Students With Disabilities About Bullying Education

SymbolStix Teaches Students With Disabilities About Bullying Education | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
These visual tools and symbols help kids with disabilities understand bullying and communicate their needs.
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In The Importance of Symbols, n2y says that symbols can “help children get their message across successfully and more efficiently if speech is not available for that student for physical or emotional reasons.”

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Cedric Moore, Jr. Advocates for Autism and Earns Doctorate

Cedric Moore, Jr. Advocates for Autism and Earns Doctorate | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Dr. Moore is CEO of Spectrum Transformation Group, an organization that provides in-home services for individuals with autism and individuals with mental health concerns. He recently earned his DSL (Doctor of Strategic Leadership) degree, and has helped a variety of private and nonprofit healthcare organizations develop their strategic initiatives.
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Unrestrained – Episode 2, Guest: Susan Keith | CPI

Unrestrained – Episode 2, Guest: Susan Keith | CPI | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Unrestrained, Episode 2 – Susan Keith, CPI Director of Curriculum Development, talks about her experiences training and working with Certified Instructors to develop content.
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“When we developed the Autism Spectrum Disorders program, we did a lot of research out there about what best practice was for supporting kids and adults on the autism spectrum and we pulled that into the program as well. We talked a lot with CI’s who work specifically in the field of autism to make sure that the content was going to be relevant to the audience that came to it.”

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Is Autism a Disability or a Difference?

Is Autism a Disability or a Difference? | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
“Is autism a disability or a difference?” is one of these questions posed as a dichotomous choice in the autism community.
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Help for Families With Special Needs

Help for Families With Special Needs | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it

Looking for resources to help your child lead a comfortable and happy life? This guide can help!

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If you're a parent of a child with special needs, you strive to give your child the best chance at having a comfortable and happy life.

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Superhero battles bad guys and autism

Superhero battles bad guys and autism | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
David Kot believes in heroes. The Bedford County native and Pitt-Johnstown graduate is gaining recognition for creating the first comic book superher
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How to Help Someone With Developmental Disabilities Lead a Meaningful, Fulfilling Life

How to Help Someone With Developmental Disabilities Lead a Meaningful, Fulfilling Life | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Even basic needs can be difficult for people with developmental disabilities to fully express. This often makes them feel great anxiety and frustration, but Travis Ickes has ways to help people communicate how they feel and what they need.
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The aggressive behavior did not allow Edward access to what he wanted but instead, the situation was safely managed, he used appropriate communication skills, and we were able to get back to the original task in a timely manner. 

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Simple Strategies for Parents Help Toddlers at Risk for Autism

Simple Strategies for Parents Help Toddlers at Risk for Autism | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
A study supported by Autism Speaks demonstrates the effectiveness of a new parent-led intervention for one-year-olds with developmental delays.
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Pets As ‘Social Lubricant,’ Helping Kids With Autism Develop Assertiveness

Pets As ‘Social Lubricant,’ Helping Kids With Autism Develop Assertiveness | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Pets As ‘Social Lubricant,’ Helping Kids With Autism Develop Assertiveness
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What’s the Broad Autism Phenotype?

What’s the Broad Autism Phenotype? | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
A study suggests some adult siblings of people with autism show subtle signs of the disease, known as “broad autism phenotype,” or BAP.
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Kids raised with a sibling on the autism spectrum may show the SAME traits--even as adults! Find out about the Broad Autism Phenotype.

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Website helps parents of kids with special needs find vacation spots

Website helps parents of kids with special needs find vacation spots | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Website helps parents of kids with special needs find vacation spots
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Not just an informational portal, Yardley and Harris see this as developing a social community that can empower change in the travel industry.

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Googling Autism

Googling Autism | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
A $50 million project could change how illnesses are approached in this century.
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What happens when Google and autism research get together? You get one giant database closer to a cure!

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What If You Could Design a Brand-New Classroom for Kids With ASD?

What If You Could Design a Brand-New Classroom for Kids With ASD? | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it

Check out how K2 teacher Laura Merkle designed her newly built classroom.

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What if you could completely design your own classroom to have meaning and purpose for students with autism?

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Autism as a disorder of prediction

Autism as a disorder of prediction | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Researchers suggest autism stems from a reduced ability to make predictions, leading to anxiety.
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I Couldn't Find a 'Back to School' Ad That Included Kids With Disabilities... So I Made My Own

I Couldn't Find a 'Back to School' Ad That Included Kids With Disabilities... So I Made My Own | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
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4 Tips to Facilitate Friendships in the Inclusive Classroom | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog

4 Tips to Facilitate Friendships in the Inclusive Classroom | Friendship Circle -- Special Needs Blog | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Forming friendships is an important foundation in the inclusive classroom. Students must feel included physically in the curriculum and day-to-day activities
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Keeping the 4th Fun For the Whole Family

Keeping the 4th Fun For the Whole Family | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
From food to fireworks, Independence Day can be filled with all sorts of fun. How do you make sure your child and family enjoy it all?
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 It’s worth your time to explain that while there may be many more people and noise than your child is used to, there will be fun things to do along the way. 

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UK PSA Illustrates Sensory Overload on the Spectrum

UK PSA Illustrates Sensory Overload on the Spectrum | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
Two videos by UK’s National Autistic Society, “Sensory Overload,” and “What Is Autism?”. 
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“Sensory Overload,” the recent public service announcement (for television) from the UK’s National Autistic Society, dramatically illustrates why sensory stimulation can be so problematic for those on the spectrum: repetitive information that neuro-typical people learn to tune-out, like the sound of a dripping faucet, can quickly become sensory overload for those with autism.  

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