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Lion King to be first autism-friendly show

Lion King to be first autism-friendly show | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
An “autism-friendly” performance of The Lion King musical — the first of its kind in the West End — will be staged in London this month.
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6 Great Toys for Children with Autism

6 Great Toys for Children with Autism | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
6 great toys for children with #autism (via @ParadeMagazine) http://t.co/iYsj11KG65
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Autistic Children Find a Voice Through Ed Tech ...

Autistic Children Find a Voice Through Ed Tech ... | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Autistic Children Find a Voice Through Ed Tech (RT @TDOttawa: Autistic Children Find a Voice Through Ed Tech - http://t.co/MhI24FT6mO #edtech #ocsb #autism #speced #edapp)...
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What 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Taught My Autistic Son

What 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' Taught My Autistic Son | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
As I drove Benj to his school, I thought about the poignancy of showing this particular movie to a group of children who struggle with making and sustaining peer relationships, telling and understanding jokes, coloring outside the lines -- all the...
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Author: Autism awareness is not enough

April is Autism Awareness Month. What does that mean, to parents of children with autism, and those who think autism doesn’t touch them? (My column "Autism awareness is not enough: A call for Autism Action Month" in today's Jackson County Floridan.
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Speaking of Apps : What Device Should I Buy?

Speaking of Apps : What Device Should I Buy? | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Which device should I buy?" is a frequent question I'm asked by SLPs, clients, and facilities looking to invest in mobile touch-screen technology.

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Some tips on which device is best for you.

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Decisions, decisions, decisions...

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Apps and Autism: How Mobile Applications are Fostering Learning for Students | Minds Enabled

Apps and Autism: How Mobile Applications are Fostering Learning for Students | Minds Enabled | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
How can the iPad and apps help students with autism and other exceptional learners? New technology can engage students and facilitate communication. Autism apps can improve social skills. (April is #AutismAwareness Month.
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Children with autism leave ‘silly’ out

Children with autism leave ‘silly’ out | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
When a child with autism copies the actions of an adult, he or she is likely to omit anything silly about what they've just seen.
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This is an interesting perspective on imitation. Kids with autism imitate efficiently rather than socially.

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Autism and Early Intervention For Toddlers: 7 Signs To Keep in Mind at Babble

Autism and Early Intervention For Toddlers: 7 Signs To Keep in Mind at Babble | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
1 in 88 children are affected by Autism and it's time to learn the signs. Here are 7 signs to keep in mind as your toddler is developing.
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What I Wish I'd Been Made Aware of When My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Autism

What I Wish I'd Been Made Aware of When My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Autism | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
What follows are some of the things I wish I'd been told (and given) when we learned Emma was Autistic.  These are the things, in retrospect, I wish all those doctors, specialists, pediatricians, t...
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10 Insightful Tips for Handling an Autism Diagnosis.

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Parents wonder what's in store as autistic children age out of school-based benefits

Parents wonder what's in store as autistic children age out of school-based benefits | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
The most recent government figures estimate at least one million school-age children in this country have autism and as an estimated hundreds of thousands of them age out of school-based services over the next few years, parents wonder what’s next.
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What Will Happen to Autisitc Kids When They "Age-Out" of School-Based Benefits?

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» Video Games May Enhance Social Skills for Autistic Youth - Psych Central News

» Video Games May Enhance Social Skills for Autistic Youth  - Psych Central News | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Experts say the use of screen-based technologies can improve communication and social skills among youth diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder...

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Vetted Website Gives Special Needs Kids Safe Online Playground

Ability Online is a “free and monitored online support community that links kids with disabilities or illness to other kids and adults who care.”
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Promising looking site for special needs kids to play in safe environment.

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Autism Acceptance Profiles: 1. My Friend J

Autism Acceptance Profiles: 1. My Friend J | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
It's autism acceptance month, and in honor of that, I am going to share some real-life examples of (neurotypical) people who accept me (autism, geekiness, and everything else), just for who I am. N...
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AT&T Hackathon to Create Mobile Apps That Help Relieve Autism

AT&T Hackathon to Create Mobile Apps That Help Relieve Autism | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
At a two-day hackathon, developers will use AT&T's mobile-health platform to create apps that aid children with autism. (RT @iammobilebob: Great effort by @ATT to run a hackathon this week to create apps for kids with autism.
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Apps are ‘game changer’ for autistic - Health - MiamiHerald.com

Apps are ‘game changer’ for autistic - Health - MiamiHerald.com | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Not too long ago, an autism diagnosis was seen as a door tightly shut on a world that communicated differently. Today, people with autism have a powerful key to unlock that door — thousands of apps to help them communicate.
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How apps are changing the world of autism interventions.

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Autism: The Last Human Rights Movement

Autism: The Last Human Rights Movement | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
The children diagnosed with autism today may always require some degree of physical assistance for living in a leaden shell, but that doesn't invalidate their entitlement to participate, contribute, and to simply be.
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Seven IEP Tips from a Special Education Parent Who Has Been There - NCLD

Seven IEP Tips from a Special Education Parent Who Has Been There - NCLD | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
A mom gives her top IEP special education tips. (Seven IEP Tips from a Special Education Parent Who Has Been There - NCLD http://t.co/sB6WBZw9yt)
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Inclusion Revolution: How You Can Help Spread The Word

Inclusion Revolution: How You Can Help Spread The Word | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Everyone in this world was created different. No two people are alike (even identical twins!) Think about it…. there are over 7 Billion people in this world and not one of them is alike. You would ...
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Awesome Apps for Autism | The Autism Research Foundation

Awesome Apps for Autism | The Autism Research Foundation | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Check out these awesome #apps for autism! http://t.co/LOyHZCKBFd
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Early Intervention Program Alters Brain Activity in Children with Autism

Early Intervention Program Alters Brain Activity in Children with Autism | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Clinical study of Early Start Denver Model intervention shows that it improves not only social skills, but also brain responses to social cues Decades of research have shown that behavioral (High-quality early intervention for #autism- Can do more...
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Early Intervention Program Alters Brain Activity in Children with Autism.

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"The Story of Luke" is live! - The Story of Luke

"The Story of Luke" is live! - The Story of Luke | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
The big news: Today we're having screenings in 18 cities. Come on over! Bring friends! http://www.facebook.com/thestoryofluke/events And... "The Story of Luke" is now available to Rent or Buy on iTunes.
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Autism masks child’s talent, says proud mother - The Times of India

Autism masks child’s talent, says proud mother - The Times of India | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Jalaja Narayanan is a proud mother. Her 32-year-old civil engineer son Krishna Narayanan has just released his latest book ‘Why me?-An Inward Journey’.
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Mother Helps Turn Autism Diagnosis Into Strength 

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Patient Voices: Autism - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Patient Voices: Autism - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
From social awkwardness to a complete inability to communicate verbally - six men and women speak about life with autism.
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