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Want to know what it’s really like to have a child with autism?

Want to know what it’s really like to have a child with autism? | A Special Life | Scoop.it
I stay up at night worrying about who will care for my child when I no longer can.
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Video Shows Sensory Overload From the Perspective of a Boy on the Autism Spectrum

Video Shows Sensory Overload From the Perspective of a Boy on the Autism Spectrum | A Special Life | Scoop.it
“I’m not naughty, I’m autistic."
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Dad Defends Son with Down Syndrome

A Canadian father is receiving support around the globe after posting a video of himself defending children with Down syndrome. Robb Scott, 41, of Truro, Nov...
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Hiring program opens more doors to people with autism

Hiring program opens more doors to people with autism | A Special Life | Scoop.it
Microsoft is expanding its efforts to attract and support candidates with autism through a uniquely designed new program.
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To the Midwife Who Said It Doesn’t Matter If My Son ‘Isn’t Perfect’

To the Midwife Who Said It Doesn’t Matter If My Son ‘Isn’t Perfect’ | A Special Life | Scoop.it
I remember the visit I had from the midwife the day after we brought our son Alexis home from the hospital as clearly as anything. He was 4 days old and our first child. We had known for most of the pregnancy that he had a 50 percent chance of having Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), but we decided to continue without invasive genetic testing, knowing how desperately we wanted our baby boy regardless. He was born prematurely at 35 weeks, a tiny 4 pounds, 9 ounces, but perfect nonetheless.
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Five Predictions about Video Accessibility for 2016

Five Predictions about Video Accessibility for 2016 | A Special Life | Scoop.it
In these 5 predictions we take a look at current changes in accessibility legislation, growing awareness and captioning quality to see what's ahead in 2016.
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Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities

For students with disabilities, the right accommodations and modifications can be as important to school success as appropriate IEP goals. These educational ...
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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Today we spent sometime going through our archive looking for special needs apps we have shared here in the past and ended up with the chart below. These are apps we would recommend for teachers and parents of kids with learning disabilities. We have arranged the apps into four main categories: apps for dyslexic learners, apps for autistic learners, apps for the visually impaired and apps for learners with writing difficulties.  For those of you using Android a similar list will soon be posted. Stay tuned.
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Mayim Bialik - Prader-Willi Syndrome Associaition (USA) PSA Video - YouTube

We are proud to present this great video to our amazing Prader-Willi syndrome community of actress Mayim Bialik from the hit comedy show "The Big Bang Theory...
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Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show - Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show - Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show | A Special Life | Scoop.it
About the Global Down Syndrome Foundation About the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome About the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome When the Global Down Syndrome Foundation launched its first annual fundraiser to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, many questioned the …
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Nuts and Bolts: It's Not Just About “Compliance”: Accessibility in eLearning by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine

Nuts and Bolts: It's Not Just About “Compliance”: Accessibility in eLearning by Jane  Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine | A Special Life | Scoop.it
Accessibility in eLearning may be something that’s just isn’t on your radar—yet. Your eLearning materials really should be accessible to everyone, including those with challenges like low vision and blindness, hearing loss and deafness, learning disabilities, and mobility problems. Here is a quick rundown on things you should be addressing in your design standards, and some help getting started.
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Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed | eSchool News | eSchool News

Flipped learning is changing the face of special ed | eSchool News | eSchool News | A Special Life | Scoop.it
Flipped learning and one-to-one are a powerful combo for some populations
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Man With Prader-Willi Feels 'Safe' Now

After moving into a specialized home, a man with Prader-Willi syndrome says he's no longer afraid that he'll try to sneak out in the middle of the night to
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Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives

Minecraft helps kids with autism build richer lives | A Special Life | Scoop.it
All kids love building new worlds in Minecraft. But for those living with an autism spectrum disorder, it's also providing them with ways to engage in school and build healthy social lives.
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Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Collection for Children With Disabilities

Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Collection for Children With Disabilities | A Special Life | Scoop.it
"Every kid and adult in the differently-abled community deserves to wear the same clothing that everybody else does."
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16 People With Autism Describe Why Eye Contact Can Be Difficult

16 People With Autism Describe Why Eye Contact Can Be Difficult | A Special Life | Scoop.it
For some people on the autism spectrum, making eye contact can be a stressful, distracting and sensory-taxing experience.
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I Have Autism. Here Are the 5 Things I Want Parents to Know.

I Have Autism. Here Are the 5 Things I Want Parents to Know. | A Special Life | Scoop.it
I was diagnosed with classic autism when I was 4. I found the word a terrifying place. In some ways, it’s still a frightening place for me. But I have reached a point where I am a professional public speaker on autism.
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How Do I Prepare for the Day Someone Insults My Child With Down Syndrome?

How Do I Prepare for the Day Someone Insults My Child With Down Syndrome? | A Special Life | Scoop.it
"Please don’t let me freeze."
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It’s coming.

I’ve read enough and heard enough to know that it’s definitely coming.

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Awareness | A Beautiful Hurricane

Awareness | A Beautiful Hurricane | A Special Life | Scoop.it

Posts about Awareness posted (but not written) by Kat Mc

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Experts pick the 21 best apps for autism | eSchool News | eSchool News

Experts pick the 21 best apps for autism | eSchool News | eSchool News | A Special Life | Scoop.it
Best apps for autism focus on communication, routines, and social skills Ed. note: Recently, we asked the experts at Common Sense Graphite, a national nonprofit, to curate their best apps for working with students on the autism spectrum. Here is what they came up with, which is also available on their website.
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What I’m learning from my son’s eating disorder

What I’m learning from my son’s eating disorder | A Special Life | Scoop.it
I had one hour with my anorexic son at his treatment center. Would I be able to get through to him or even find a glimmer of hope?
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Individual Education Plan (IEP) - YouTube

The purpose of this video is to provide teachers and staff with information and advice about writing an Individual Education Plan (IEP) for kindergarten chil...
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A mom wrote a letter to the NYC Ballet about her daughter's disability. They responded gracefully.

A mom wrote a letter to the NYC Ballet about her daughter's disability. They responded gracefully. | A Special Life | Scoop.it
A mom wrote a letter to the NYC Ballet about her daughter's disability. They responded gracefully.
By Adam Mordecai

A mom writes a letter and gets a very happy and surprising response.
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