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Misconceptions About Autism

Misconceptions About Autism | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
My brother Ethan was diagnosed with autism as a toddler. At the time, my family had no real understanding of what autism is or how it would affect our dynamic.
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Mom launching toy store for kids with autism, special needs

An Ohio mother of four has found a unique way for parents of kids with sensory needs to choose toys that are right for them.
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A mom of a kid with a disability explains a restroom problem you've maybe never heard of.

A mom of a kid with a disability explains a restroom problem you've maybe never heard of. | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Accessibility does not always equal accommodation.
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Think also about the difficulties and lack of tolerance  experienced by parents of children or young people with invisible disabilities (like YPs with a mental age of a toddler).
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The Top Ten Apps for Dyslexic and LD Students

The Top Ten Apps for Dyslexic and LD Students | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it

A new day has arrived for dyslexic and LD students where apps have been created to support the challenges that they have on a daily basis in school. Here is the "Top Ten apps" (with links to iTunes) for them to get started.


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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson via @coolcatteacher 

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson via @coolcatteacher  | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Teachers don't have to be geeks to use coding in elementary and primary grades to teach literacy, problem solving and collaboration. Here's how.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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My students love this!

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Important Strategies that Can Help Autistic Kids in the Classroom - Autism Parenting Magazine

Important Strategies that Can Help Autistic Kids in the Classroom - Autism Parenting Magazine | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
“If a child cannot learn in the way we teach…we must teach in a way the child can learn.” —Ignacio Estrada Let me begin with sharing a piece of a conversation I had while working with a differently-abled child: Colleague: “Miss, whenever you find the time, please meet me.” Me: “Sure.” Child: “Miss, I can …
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Thousands of children are being injured from 'restraining' in secure facilities

Thousands of children are being injured from 'restraining' in secure facilities | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Thousands of children and teenagers have been injured while being physically restrained in secure facilities, new figures have shown. Ministers have been urged to rethink heavy-handed techniques for restraining minors after official statistics revealed there have been more than 4,800 cases since 2010 where young people were hurt by being pinned down by officials.
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For My Son With Disabilities, the Joy of Trick-or-Treating With a Buddy

For My Son With Disabilities, the Joy of Trick-or-Treating With a Buddy | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
After years of challenges in making friends, I cherish a ritual that other parents can take for granted.

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Thrive in Chaos Experiencing Joy and Happiness...WHILE You Serve Those With Special Needs - Autism Parenting Magazine

Thrive in Chaos Experiencing Joy and Happiness...WHILE You Serve Those With Special Needs - Autism Parenting Magazine | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Meet Kyle Jetsel, a happily married father of six with two sons affected by autism.  The Jetsel family has come to realize they have a choice. They choose to be optimistic, to repel discouragement and to THRIVE in the CHAOS. Kyle and his oldest son, Alek, have written a book that details the JOY, the …
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Why We NEED Sex Education for Disabled People

Why We NEED Sex Education for Disabled People | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Find out why it's SO important that sex education include disabled people and what some disabled people have to say about it.
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19 Signs That You're Not Just Clumsy — You Have Dyspraxia

19 Signs That You're Not Just Clumsy — You Have Dyspraxia | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Here's a running list of what I did by accident in the past 24 hours: I spilled boiling water on my big toe. I left my credit card in a Thai restaurant. I tried on two white T-shirts and discovered stains on both. I nearly fell out of the shower whil…
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Wrexham to feature as part of £1.4m project to put specialist mental health support into schools

Wrexham to feature as part of £1.4m project to put specialist mental health support into schools | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Dedicated mental health practitioners are to be recruited to a number of schools across Wrexham as part of a Welsh Government pilot scheme. The project, wh
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Autism MOOC by Torrens University - free online course

Autism MOOC by Torrens University - free online course | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Voices of Autism MOOC is a completely free online course available to anyone who is interested in learning more about the day-to-day needs of a person with autism and their family.

The Education team have created this course to raise awareness of an often-misunderstood condition. We use a design-thinking framework to develop problem-solving skills for increased knowledge and understanding of autism. We believe that real inclusion in Education brings real change.

This 5 week course will require approximately 2 hours online, on-demand, per week. At the end of the 5 weeks you will receive a certificate of completion.

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Is It Normal to Feel Sad If Your Child Has Autism?

Is It Normal to Feel Sad If Your Child Has Autism? | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
For Tina Medlock, a mom from Yorkshire, UK, and the founder of Joseph and His Amazing Spectrum Coat — Our Truth About Autism, nothing in her life
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Meet Jen

Meet Jen | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Jennifer Longdon is a fighter. She came to Arizona in 1980, drawn to its natural beauty and resources, and the warmth and determination of its people. Her son Matt attended Phoenix public schools and is…
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A 9-year-old just perfectly broke down what living with autism is like for him.

A 9-year-old just perfectly broke down what living with autism is like for him. | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Get this kid an Emmy. Or an Oscar. Or something!
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How Washington Winks at Violent Discipline of Special Needs Kids

How Washington Winks at Violent Discipline of Special Needs Kids | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
The Department of Education is supposed to keep track of such incidents, but it lets schools slide on reporting. Critics fear the situation will get worse under Betsy DeVos.
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Sensitive Santa: Northland's first sensory shopping day a hit for children with autism

Sensitive Santa: Northland's first sensory shopping day a hit for children with autism | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
For Maggie Proimos, shopping in a big department store like Northland can be a sensory overload.

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Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism

Looking Into the Future for a Child With Autism | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
As my son’s limitations became clearer, I found it harder every year to write a vision statement for his I.E.P. Then he showed us how.

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'I'm scared of my own autistic child' - The Edgazette

'I'm scared of my own autistic child' - The Edgazette | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Media playback is unsupported on your device Parents struggling to cope with their violent autistic children are not being properly supported by local authorities, the National Autistic Society says.
For some, a violent outburst can be a daily occur..
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Palliative care for children often involves treating the whole family

Palliative care for children often involves treating the whole family | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
While there are similarities in the general principles of palliative care provided to children and adults, there are also key differences.

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When your kid is diagnosed with dyslexia - Today's Parent

When your kid is diagnosed with dyslexia - Today's Parent | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Learning that my daughter had dyslexia was devastating—all I could see were the challenges ahead. Now that we understand what it is and what she needs, we've discovered how special her brain really is.
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‘People give up’ – the crisis in school support for children with special needs

‘People give up’ – the crisis in school support for children with special needs | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
The government’s own figures show big rises in the numbers of education, health and care plan assessments being refused or delayed
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Education, Health and Care Plans assessments are being delayed or abandoned 
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Easy Does It: 11 Stress Busters for Kids

Easy Does It: 11 Stress Busters for Kids | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Photo by Katy Warner (Flickr) As adults, it's all too easy to get swept up in the tides of our own stress. Oh, how we long to be carefree kids again! Is that really a wise wish? While kids don't have bills hanging over their cute little heads, they do deal with other stressors.
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