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10 Facts to Bust Those Autism Myths

10 Facts to Bust Those Autism Myths | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
10 facts about autism to be aware about during Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.
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8 Things I Wish Your Kids Knew About Autism

8 Things I Wish Your Kids Knew About Autism | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
When you talk to your kids about autism, please take that extra step and mention not just how people with autism are different from people without it -- talk about how they're the same, too.
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Awareness Should Become Acceptance...

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SEN Magazine - Why behaviour is never bad

SEN Magazine - Why behaviour is never bad | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
SEN Magazine provides news, articles, essays and information on all aspects of the Special Needs sector.
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Behavior is never "bad." It's simply information.

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News: High School Senior with Autism is Teen of the Week | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy

News: High School Senior with Autism is Teen of the Week | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Nicholas Haugh is a high school senior with autism. He was recently highlighted as Teen of the Week in Lancaster PA. The Octorara High School student hopes that he will be able to encourage other teens with autism to do the best they can.
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New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests

New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Changes to the way autism is diagnosed may make it harder for many people who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services, researchers say.
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My Child Has Autism: A Parent Guide After the Diagnosis

My Child Has Autism: A Parent Guide After the Diagnosis | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Help for parents whose child has recently been diagnosed with autism. Includes practical advice on finding emotional support and choosing therapies.
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Teens with special needs elected prom king and queen - fox13now.com

Teens with special needs elected prom king and queen - fox13now.com | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
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Teens with special needs elected prom king and queen
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KAMAS, Utah — Four students at South Summit High School made sure that this year's junior prom will be a night many students will never forget.
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New autism study shows relationship with fear and anxiety

New autism study shows relationship with fear and anxiety | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
A new study conducted by a BYU professor and two students shows that the severity of autism for children may be caused by fear.

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Kids with autism are helped by rules but how do they learn flexibility....?

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News: Teacher Helps Empower Kids with Autism by Raising Awareness for ASD | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy

News: Teacher Helps Empower Kids with Autism by Raising Awareness for ASD | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Kids in an autism resource class empower themselves by learning all they can about their autism and then they become their own advocates. They are using art skills to paint autism heart puzzles to place around the community.
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One in 50 Children Have Autism: Epidemic or Better Diagnosis? - Everyday Health

One in 50 Children Have Autism:  Epidemic or Better Diagnosis? - Everyday Health | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
A CDC report says better diagnosis and reporting have led to reported increases in the number of people with autism, but autism advocates think the study fails to explain the significance of so many affected people with so few services.
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Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA): What IS It, Really?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA): What IS It, Really? | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
From @Special_Ism Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA): What IS It, Really? http://t.co/Uxji2pRTYC
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7 Habits Of Highly Effective Administrators In Education

7 Habits Of Highly Effective Administrators In Education | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
1.  Balance management with leadership. School administration involves both management duties and leadership opportunities. The management side tends to be the stuff that one has…

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 23, 2013 5:03 PM

The administrators are creators of the climate.  

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Previous Generations May Hold Clues To Autism - Disability Scoop

Previous Generations May Hold Clues To Autism - Disability Scoop | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
A pair of new studies suggest that a child's odds of developing autism could be impacted by the experiences of their parents and grandparents.
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Fascinating

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‘Autism is…’... | Facebook

‘Autism is…’... | Facebook | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
ACT NOW (Autism Campaigners Together) wrote: ‘Autism is…’ photography exhibition... Join Facebook to connect with ACT NOW (Autism Campaigners Together) and others you may know.
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Great idea. Shine a light on autism.

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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.” (@mattmoo1000 Vetted Website Gives Special Needs Kids Safe Online Playground samaritanmag
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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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Autism, Meet Adolescence... Kaboom! One Momma's Perspective, Fears and Solutions

Autism, Meet Adolescence... Kaboom! One Momma's Perspective, Fears and Solutions | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Socially, the stakes change when high school begins. For a 15-year-old with autism, it can be like being at the bottom of the Grand Canyon looking up. A massive climb.
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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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Kindergarten.com Apps free for Autism Awareness Month

Kindergarten.com Apps free for Autism Awareness Month | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
In honor of Autism Awareness month Kindergarten.com has made all of the apps free for April. These apps are designed for auditory and visual learners. (Free app(s) alert!
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News: Children with Autism and Their Parents Learn ABA Together | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy

News: Children with Autism and Their Parents Learn ABA Together | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Jump Start 4 Autism is a new program at The Lakeview School where parents and their kids with autism learn applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy together. The focus is for the parents to learn how to use ABA at home.
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Alexandra Strickland's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:20 AM

Empowering parents by coaching them to teach their own children is key!

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Peterborough family copes with autism on the slopes

Peterborough family copes with autism on the slopes | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
With some fresh snow blanketing the trails of Crotched Mountain, there was

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Great story of one familie's journey and the way they achieve quality time together.

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CATS_Chris's curator insight, January 8, 2013 1:52 PM

Family copes with autism on the slopes 

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Family copes with autism on the slopes 

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Social skills: context matters

Social skills: context matters | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Last week Nick’s science teacher mentioned in an email that he was concerned that Nick is isolating himself socially. The other kids don’t know that he’s autistic, and they wonder about his odd beh...
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News: Library Creates Storytelling for Children with Autism | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy

News: Library Creates Storytelling for Children with Autism | Healing Thresholds Autism Therapy | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
The Garden City (NJ) Public Library recently created what they call a “Social Storybook” for kids with autism. “I Visit the Garden City Public Library,” is available in the Children’s Room. The story’s hero is a wizard who visits the library.
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ENGAGING CHILDREN BY MAKING LEARNING FUN

ENGAGING CHILDREN BY MAKING LEARNING FUN | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
Today I decided to take advantage of the children’s creativity and curiosity. I am reinforcing math skills by developing a secret code. We sat in a circle with math manipulative s. I carved potato ...

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Communica8GH's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:03 AM

Great teachers matter all the time, for ALL learners. Everyone should be so lucky...

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This blog is looking at the importance of making learning fun. when students are having fun they are engaged and more likely to obtain information. Students learn through combining a range of techniques together not just written but by doing, seeing and feeling. It is important to remember that learners all learn differnetly. 

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Mother: 'Minecraft' helped my 9-year old son with Asperger's to read and write

Mother: 'Minecraft' helped my 9-year old son with Asperger's to read and write | Social Skills & Autism | Scoop.it
"Minecraft" is essentially a title that lets you do almost anything and caters to different mindsets. The Creative Mode can allow the artistic to build gargantu (RT @ASDupdate: I always say to enter their world.
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Great example of ed + tech = #edtech

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