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Paying for special needs

Paying for special needs | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
The costs of raising a special-needs child are very high, as is creating security for them as adults. Here are some first steps to creating a financial structure to support your child and yourself.
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How Technology Is Helping Students With Developmental Disabilities

Students with developmental disabilities are now harnessing the power of technology to offer them opportunities not typically seen in education. (RT @Edudemic Technology Is Helping Students W/ Developmental Disabilities...
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Recognizing children's early sensory needs

Recognizing children's early sensory needs | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
There can be so much to pay attention to and be aware of as we are raising our children. Often we know when something is serious and warrants our attention. What do you do when the challenges you see in your child are more subtle?
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Early therapy can change brains of kids with autism

Early therapy can change brains of kids with autism | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
A particular type of behavioral therapy not only improves symptoms in children with autism, but actually normalizes brain activity. (Early intervention is critical.
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5 Ways to Support Adults on the Autism Spectrum When Engaging in Conversation - Wall Street Journal

5 Ways to Support Adults on the Autism Spectrum When Engaging in Conversation - Wall Street Journal | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
5 Ways to Support Adults on the Autism Spectrum When Engaging in Conversation Wall Street Journal Today, May Institute provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other...
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Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs | The Autism News

Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs | The Autism News | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
The latest news, headlines & open discussions about the autism spectrum.
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WATCH: Boy With Autism Delivers Amazing First Pitch

WATCH: Boy With Autism Delivers Amazing First Pitch | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Joseph Dever delivered, with style. (Joseph Dever First Pitch: Boy With Autism Imitates Brad Lidge Before Phillies ...: Philadelphia Phillies cente...
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10 things we know about autism that we didn't know a year ago | Autism Support Network

10 things we know about autism that we didn't know a year ago | Autism Support Network | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer, Geraldine Dawson, shares 10 things we didn't know about autism a year ago. (Autism Support Network
Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer, Geraldine Dawson, shares 10 things we didn't know...
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Carly's Cafe: An Autism Film Experience

Carly's Cafe: An Autism Film Experience | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
"Everyone has an inner voice. I found a way to let mine out." These are the words of Carly Fleischmann, a young woman living with autism. Though unable to speak, she found a way to communicate thro...
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5 Education Apps That Don't Exist (But Should) - Edudemic

5 Education Apps That Don't Exist (But Should) - Edudemic | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
There are education apps for just about everything. But not all are very useful. Here's my wishlist of apps that we desperately need in education.

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What Acceptance Means to Me

What Acceptance Means to Me | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
How does autism acceptance help in education?

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Communica8GH's curator insight, April 21, 2013 6:09 PM

We all need to be accepted and supported.  

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Can We Solve Vision Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder Children? | Lynn Hellerstein

Can We Solve Vision Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder Children? | Lynn Hellerstein | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Can We Solve #vision Problems in Autism Spectrum Disorder Children - http://t.co/11490NceeB
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The Autism Project: Teens with autism face uncertain fate | Toronto Star

The Autism Project: Teens with autism face uncertain fate | Toronto Star | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
In the fourth of our six-part series, teens with autism lose any entitlement to government support once they become adults.
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6 Secrets Special Needs Moms Know But Won't Tell You

6 Secrets Special Needs Moms Know But Won't Tell You | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
I am a special needs mom. And I have secrets. Things I don't talk about and other moms don't know -- or maybe they just forgot about along the way. Here are six of them.
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The Role Environment May Play In Turning On And Off Autism-Linked Genes

The Role Environment May Play In Turning On And Off Autism-Linked Genes | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
* Researchers analysed 50 sets of twins, some with autism * Identical genes allow scientists to see other influences * Autism affects 1 in 100 in Europe, up to 1 in 50 in U.S.
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SmartPhone Apps for People with Autism | autisable

SmartPhone Apps for People with Autism | autisable | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Today’s “Got Questions” answer comes from Andy Shih, Ph.D., Autism Speaks vice president for scientific affairs.
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First vaccine to help control autism symptoms

First vaccine to help control autism symptoms | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
A first-ever vaccine for gut bacteria common in autistic children may also help control some autism symptoms.
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A Complete Guide For Using Prompts To Teach Individuals With ...

A Complete Guide For Using Prompts To Teach Individuals With ... | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Years of research has demonstrated prompts to be an effective teaching tool for people on the Autism Spectrum. Here is a complete guide to using prompts when teaching individuals with special needs.
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How Smartphones Are Revolutionizing Home Care For Alzheimer's And Autism ... - ThinkProgress

How Smartphones Are Revolutionizing Home Care For Alzheimer's And Autism ... - ThinkProgress | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
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Now, creative new apps are helping home care workers better assist Americans with Alzheimer's and autism.
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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about DSM-5

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about DSM-5 | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
1. What is the DSM-5?Published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is used to diagnose mental and behavioral condi (RT @ecmmason: Link to changes in DSM-V
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Edtech lifts up special needs students - Faronics

Edtech lifts up special needs students - Faronics | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Teachers are using edtech tools to provide a more welcoming classroom environment and make the learning process easier for special needs students.
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Webinar: iPad Apps for the Special Needs Classroom - EdTechReview

Webinar: iPad Apps for the Special Needs Classroom - EdTechReview | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
In this webinar, Luis Perez will share a number of iPad apps that leverage the unique content creation features of the device in order to implement key principles of Universal Design for Learning.
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Fit4Autism » Lost and Tired

Fit4Autism » Lost and Tired | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
I came up with the idea of ”Fit4Autism“ a few years ago. It’s kind of a play on word’s. However, it's way more than that.
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8 Tips for Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs | Different Dream

8 Tips for Choosing a School for a Child with Special Needs | Different Dream | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
These 8 tips are so wise, they should be passed along to parents looking for elementary & secondary schools, as well as Sunday school & church programs.
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To Improve School Climate, Examine Recess

To Improve School Climate, Examine Recess | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
As we look at ways to create environments that allow teaching and learning to thrive, it's time to take a long, hard look at the critical role of recess in our schools. Recess has the potential to tr

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Kathy Boyd's curator insight, April 18, 2013 5:32 PM

Great ideas on how to make recess more fun and conflict free