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Special needs kids learn dance moves, social skills before prom - WBRC

Special needs kids learn dance moves, social skills before prom - WBRC | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Special needs kids learn dance moves, social skills before prom
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Last year, the school hosted a special prom for special needs students, giving them a chance to let loose and forget their worries.
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Robotic Therapist Proves Effective For Children With Autism - Health News - redOrbit

Robotic Therapist Proves Effective For Children With Autism - Health News - redOrbit | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
One two-foot-tall humanoid robot is acting as a therapist to help train children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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Twitter / nualashortt27: #autism #Autismawareness ...

Twitter / nualashortt27: #autism #Autismawareness ... | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
#autism #Autismawareness #proudmummy #autismparent ❤ http://t.co/Xm7olHoNeo
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Guide to Reporting on Autism: Theory of Mind & Empathy

Guide to Reporting on Autism: Theory of Mind & Empathy | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Autism is the proverbial minefield. So let's attempt some mine clearance.

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Understanding the real info about  Theory of Mind and Empathy in Autism...

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Autism Act will 'take away the stress and worry' - thejournal.ie

Autism Act will 'take away the stress and worry' - thejournal.ie | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Autism Act will 'take away the stress and worry' thejournal.ie LOOKING BACK ON a week consumed by Ming Flanagan's mobile phone habits and shamrock-filled ceremonies across the globe, it is easy to be cynical about the work being carried out in Dáil...
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Special-needs students gain experience outside of the classroom through ... - Gainesville Times

Special-needs students gain experience outside of the classroom through ... - Gainesville Times | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Special-needs students gain experience outside of the classroom through ...
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Every Wednesday morning, five students with special needs board the school bus and prepare to go to work at various local businesses.
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Work and Independence go hand in hand.

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Remember that Special Education is NOT a Place

Remember that Special Education is NOT a Place | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Inclusion, News

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Communica8GH's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:19 PM

Remember special education is not a place- by Paula Kluth.  

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20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents - Edudemic

20 Must-Have Digital Teaching Tools For Parents - Edudemic | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Parents have it tough. They're tasked with ensuring their children have the best nutrition, experiences, and education. There's basically a library of apps that can help you out with all three.
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The United States of Autism: Film Debut Features Iowa Family

The United States of Autism: Film Debut Features Iowa Family | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
(ROCK RAPIDS, IA) It's been two and a half years since a film crew traveled more than 10,000 miles in 40 days covering The United States of Autism.
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Special needs children excelling with Chattanooga Penguins swim club - WRCB-TV

Special needs children excelling with Chattanooga Penguins swim club - WRCB-TV | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Special needs children excelling with Chattanooga Penguins swim club WRCB-TV CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- A few years back Lindy Blazek didn't have enough on her plate; coaching three sports including Tennessee's Special Olympics swim team, and...
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Sports and play are crucial for health and personal development.

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Special Needs Art Class Gives Students a Confidence Boost - KFBB NewsChannel 5

Special Needs Art Class Gives Students a Confidence Boost - KFBB NewsChannel 5 | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
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Julie Vermeulen has been attending art classes at Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art through Easter Seals Goodwill Day Program.
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The View from Here: Autism Grows Up

The View from Here: Autism Grows Up | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Twenty years after a sharp rise in autism rates, thousands of California children are aging out of special education. Each one enters adulthood with a unique combination of social deficits that promises a challenging life, even with support.
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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it

"Meaghan Roper, a junior at Burlington High School, shares a similar story with the iPad. When Meaghan was six years old, she was diagnosed with a visual impairment. In the eighth grade, she started to notice a decline in her vision. She sought out surgery to repair or delay her vision decline, and while successful, the procedure did not hold for very long.

 

A Transformative Experience

 

Meaghan recalls her first moments with the iPad and how she and her liaison discovered the variety of new opportunities that this one device presented. One of the first things she used was the ability to invert the colors of the screen. The iPad gives users the opportunity to read predominantly black text on a lighter screen, or to invert the colors and overlay white text on a black screen. This one feature, Meaghan recalls, was "transformative" in her learning of what the iPad could offer her educational experience.

 

Apps for Every Need

 

In Meaghan's day-to-day operation of the iPad, she uses several applications to manage her content. It doesn't take her too many apps to get through her school day. She's thankful that, along with transitioning to the iPad, Burlington also married the Google Apps for Education suite with this device. She finds ease in accessing Google Docs from multiple devices and knowing that her work will always be safe, secure and not dependent on a machine's functionality."

 

Read more about how Meaghan uses apps to support her learning!

 

 

 


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Through the use of assistive technology special needs students are able to learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively, and in their lives beyond school in the 21st century.

 

The blog following blog by Andrew Marcinek, Instructional Technology Specialist, writes about how iPads are being used as assistive devices. He describes the iPad as a opening for many, showing the potential of the iPad as an assistive technology and how it can change learning for students with impairments. Andrew writes about meaghan and how she used the iPad and applications throughout her schooling. Its worth a read.

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Autism and struggling gracefully | Autism Support Network

Autism and struggling gracefully | Autism Support Network | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Should you (RT @UFirstCare: Autism and struggling gracefully | Autism Support Network http://t.co/MQakKei325)
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10 Activities To Relax Your Child With Special Needs

10 Activities To Relax Your Child With Special Needs | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Getting your child with special needs to relax and focus can be a difficult job.  There are many situations in which our children need some help to settle down.  Whether  your child is excited by s...
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Triage may help speed up autism diagnosis, researchers say —

Triage may help speed up autism diagnosis, researchers say — | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
RT @Autismcentralma: Triage may help speed up autism diagnosis, researchers say — http://t.co/yuoSYfywyF
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10 special needs of special needs parents - Gillian Marchenko

10 special needs of special needs parents - Gillian Marchenko | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
10 special needs of special needs parents - Gillian Marchenko (10 special needs of special needs parents. http://t.co/uUaJopV7zY)
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Aggression A Struggle For 1 In 2 With Autism - Disability Scoop

Aggression A Struggle For 1 In 2 With Autism - Disability Scoop | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
More than half of kids and adolescents with autism are physically aggressive and new research suggests that sleep, sensory and other underlying issues may be responsible for the behaviors.
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NIMH · The Four Kingdoms of Autism

NIMH · The Four Kingdoms of Autism | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Dr. Insel describes how different perspectives separate the communities interested in autism, and suggests the common ground that would provide an avenue to move forward.

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CATS_Chris's curator insight, March 1, 2013 4:50 PM

Excellent summary of the current (sometimes) battleground of autism(s) 

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New Study By Autism Research Group And CARD Demonstrates That Children With Autism Can Learn To Stand Up To Bullies

New Study By Autism Research Group And CARD Demonstrates That Children With Autism Can Learn To Stand Up To Bullies | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Autism Research Group, along with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, published a study in the current issue of the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders on teaching children (“@daytimehealth: Latest: New Study By Autism Research...
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An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity

An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Access to successful learning for all students is a powerful equalizer that drives superior educational outcomes. The importance of equal access is credited with much of the academic progress in Finl
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Parents of special needs students shouldn't have to resort to spy tactics - Bennington Banner

Parents of special needs students shouldn't have to resort to spy tactics Bennington Banner Use of a recording device to "spy" on a special needs child's teachers has been employed elsewhere .In 2011, the Today show reported on a situation...
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Special needs students compete with mainstream peers in Special Olympics ... - WACH

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Special needs students compete with mainstream peers in Special Olympics ...
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Interactive activity finder for math - ages 4-11

Interactive activity finder for math - ages 4-11 | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it

Find the perfect interactive activity for your math class!


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 2, 2013 2:07 PM

Do you need a set of interactive activities for your instruction or do you want to give your learners opportunities to practice their math skills? Here is a resource from the UK that gives you exactly that. You will also discover other activities for a variety of content areas.

 

Why UDL? Multiple means of representation and engagement.

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Jobs for people with autism: A New Leaf nurtures people, plants | Tulsa World

Jobs for people with autism: A New Leaf nurtures people, plants | Tulsa World | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it

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