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Autism Awareness Music Video for Your Classroom

Autism Awareness Music Video for Your Classroom | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
This fun video promotes meaningful inclusion of students with autism.
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“We can try to see through each other’s eyes, which can be hard to do, but if we try, then we’re one step closer to the treasure of being a community moving on together. So find out all the ways you can help, and in the process you may even find yourself good friends.”
 

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From 'lost' to possibilities: Colleges helping students with autism

From 'lost' to possibilities: Colleges helping students with autism | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it

When Mike walked through the doors of Mercyhurst University, he was 19 years old, selectively mute and rebounding from a failure at a previous school. Mike is prodigiously gifted at math, but he is also autistic and social interaction had become so difficult for him that he had simply stopped trying.

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Mercyhurst University initiative helps students with special needs find support, skills, and even voices.

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Why "High Functioning" Autism Is So Challenging

Why "High Functioning" Autism Is So Challenging | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it

The autism spectrum is very large.  If you think of it as a rainbow (or a bell curve), you'll note that there's an awful lot of the spectrum that is at neither one end nor the other -- but somewhere in the middle. 

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A person with high functioning autism may be more than capable of doing a task -- but unable to follow the spoken instructions provided.  In other words, if a policeman says "stay in your car and give me your license and registration," the person with autism may process only "stay in your car," or only "give me your license."  The same goes for instructions given, say, at a ballroom dance class, at the doctor's office, or by a manager in an office setting.  As you can imagine, this can cause any number of issues, ranging from serious problems with the police to inadvertent mistakes at work.

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The Social Express | CPI

The Social Express | CPI | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it

The Social ExpressTM is a fun, easy-to-use, and engaging online program for preschoolers to highschoolers with social learning challenges. The research-based interactive lessons encourage users to practice real-life social interactions. With both online and offline activities, the robust curriculum can be used on your computer, the iPad app, and interactive white boards.

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, The Social Express is available for a FREE 10-day trial! Help your child or student learn how to develop meaningful relationships, navigate our world, and succeed in life.

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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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My Top 10 Ed Tools for Kids With Autism

My Top 10 Ed Tools for Kids With Autism | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
In my ASD classroom, I love to teach through nature, art, music, and a variety of apps, sensory toys, and other cool tools. Here are my top ten.
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65+ Awesome Apps for Autism | CPI

65+ Awesome Apps for Autism | CPI | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it

The immense variety of apps can overwhelm us all. How do you narrow down the number and figure out which ones work best?

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We asked our instructional designers, ASD committee, staff Instructors, and Certified Instructors what apps they use or have heard good things about, and came up with these 65+ tried-and-true apps, tested by teachers, behavior interventionists, therapists, and other professionals and family members who support individuals with ASD. We hope they help you promote independence and meaningful interaction for the people in your care. 

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Dear Mom in the Waiting Room

Dear Mom in the Waiting Room | Autism & Special Needs | Scoop.it
This blog post was written by Rebecca Masterson, a mother to a son with autism. You can read more about Rebecca and her family on her blog, Sincerely, Becca and her Facebook page.

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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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