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9 Special Needs Organizations already on Google+

9 Special Needs Organizations already on Google+ | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
On November 7th Google+ opened it’s doors to Organizations, companies and non-profits with Google+ Pages. Much like Facebook Pages, Google+ Pages gives non-profits a platform they can use to share and connect with their friends and supporters.
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Explaining special needs to your child: 15 great children’s books

Explaining special needs to your child: 15 great children’s books | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Has your child ever asked you why Jeff can’t talk, why Olivia can’t walk, why does Jeremy wave his hands?
Are you at a loss about how to explain special needs to your child?
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Music Therapy | Educational Children’s Songs | Autism Resources

Music Therapy | Educational Children’s Songs | Autism Resources | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Helping children learn and grow through music. Educational songs for school, home, and play, available in sheet music and mp3 downloads. Music therapy & autism resources and information.

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Julia Bennett's comment, May 7, 2013 11:11 PM
I enjoy that you posted this article! It ties into my research on autism and how technology can help play a huge role in their development, I never took the time to think of how big a help music could be as well.
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Mr. Turkey, where are you? eBook (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad)

Mr. Turkey, where are you? eBook (iPhone, iPod touch & iPad) | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

VisualsWork.com - Visual Learning Strategies... This app has potential to focus on many social and language concepts incuding narratives, questions, thanksgiving themes vocabulary, reading, and interaction. Use modeling, expansions, scaffolding, initiation, and positive reinforcemnt to teach and have FUN.

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“Feel Electric!” – Awesome FREE app to teach emotions (This is good for Neurotypical, High functionality ASD & Aspergers kids)

“Feel Electric!” – Awesome FREE app to teach emotions (This is good for Neurotypical, High functionality ASD & Aspergers kids) | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
“Feel Electric!” empowers children to explore their emotions by building expressive vocabulary skills.
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Doolie – Social Skills Book app with excellent message

Doolie – Social Skills Book app with excellent message | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Quick Notes: Very nice app with excellent message. Good for special needs kids as a social story to tell the kids that being different is ok and you will serve the society in your own way.
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Apps in Education: iPad Resources for Students with Special Needs: Spectronics

Apps in Education: iPad Resources for Students with Special Needs: Spectronics | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Spectronics is a company that specialises in assistive technologies and technology for students with special needs. Although the iPad is not their only focus they have recognised the great potential that the touch device has in this area. This is an well designed site packed with resources and teaching guides together with loads of links for additional information.


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Inclusion: The Right Thing for All Students – SchoolBook

In an open letter to the New York City schools' chief academic officer, Shael Polakow-Suransky, a disabilities expert argues that integrating special education students into the general classroom is a proven method that improves the education both...
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Adobe Admits: Apple Won, Flash For Mobile is Done, HTML5 is the Future

Adobe Admits: Apple Won, Flash For Mobile is Done, HTML5 is the Future | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Adobe developer relations lead Mike Chambers has posted a lengthy explanation of why the company decided stop development of the mobile browser version of Flash.
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Autism Spectrum Therapies’ Suggestions for a Stress Free Holiday Season

Autism Spectrum Therapies’ Suggestions for a Stress Free Holiday Season | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST), understands how hard it is to manage the stress of the holidays and maintain routines that are critical to children who are on the autism spectrum.
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Top five holiday tips to help manage a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

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Do You Use Visual Schedules? « Applied Behavioral Strategies

Do You Use Visual Schedules? « Applied Behavioral Strategies | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
As teachers, we often forget that children with disabilities, including autism, need ongoing support to be successful. We often try a strategy ... Hand washing Steps.
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Lulu in Australia – Beautiful original book app with beautiful graphics and songs (yes hiphop)

Lulu in Australia – Beautiful original book app with beautiful graphics and songs (yes hiphop) | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Quick Review: This is beautiful interactive book is about a little girl’s journey thru Australia. The voice narration & the songs (yes it has some original hiphop songs) are wonderful.  You don’t need to read a review.
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The iPad provides a voice to children with autism

The iPad provides a voice to children with autism | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Learn about how iPad is helping autistic children communicate, express their feelings, socialize, learn, and play.
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AT in the UP: Know any good apps?

AT in the UP: Know any good apps? | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Then check out the list of apps for Reading &Writing, Math & Science, and Communication & Visual Supports. Of course, these lists aren't comprehensive, but a great place to start. Remember, there's even apps to help you ...
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Do you Pinterest?

Do you Pinterest? | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Pinterest is a visual social networking site.  Members "pin" images or even videos to their pin boards.  Membership is free, so you might as well check it out.  And, like everything else, there is an app for that.
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How to Dress for School

How to Dress for School | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

autism after 16 offers some short clear videos on different social and self life skills  I am going to watch: how to cut down on soda

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Autism & The iPad: Android Apps

Autism & The iPad: Android Apps | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
AgileAssyst: AgileAssyst was designed to be a support system to help users with autism, traumatic brain injury, cognitive disability, or Alzheimer's become more self-sufficient. The user's coach ...
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Rainy Days: A Stella and Sam Adventure – Nice animated story book (FREE)

Rainy Days: A Stella and Sam Adventure – Nice animated story book (FREE) | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Rainy Days: A Stella and Sam Adventure - Play alongside Stella and Sam and their dog Fred as they go out on a playful adventure on a rainy day.
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App Resources for Teachers

App Resources for Teachers | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
As iPads infiltrate elementary school classrooms, more teachers will be searching for apps for their students. This post highlights resources in the Moms With Apps network to help teachers with the app discovery process.
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4 iPhone Tricks for the Hearing and Vision Impaired

4 iPhone Tricks for the Hearing and Vision Impaired | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Apple's iOS accessibility options make using the iPhone and iPad easier for people with hearing and vision disabilities. These 4 tricks are even handy for those without impairments.

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Twelve South PlugBug: Hands-on review

Twelve South PlugBug: Hands-on review | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

A must have for apple users-I'm not sure if there's something in the water that's making manufacturers come out with a lot of new power accessories for Apple devices these days,...

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More autism support needed, say York researchers

More autism support needed, say York researchers | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
MORE support is needed for adult siblings of people with autism, say researchers in York.
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Custom Boards for iPad. Now available on the app store. » Therapy ...

Custom Boards is an app designed to serve as a board and activity creator for speech therapists, teachers, special education and parents of children who need symbols to communicate and learn. ...
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The Roundup: Special Needs news, blogs, and who to follow on Twitter

The Roundup: Special Needs news, blogs, and who to follow on Twitter | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
The internet is full of resources and entertainment: newspaper articles, research studies, the mommy blogger from down the street who absolutely cracks you up. But with your hectic schedule, who can keep up with everything?
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