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Articles and clips from around the web that provide solutions, on how we can all live in harmony regardless of challenges. Focus on Autism Spectrum.
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Please Stop Whitewashing Autism

Please Stop Whitewashing Autism | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it

Steve Silberman's new book NeuroTribes is just the latest media account to recast autism as a "gift." These Facebook posts reveal, however, that the disorder can also be profoundly disabling.

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Research: Special education preschoolers learn more in mainstream settings

Research: Special education preschoolers learn more in mainstream settings | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it

A recent study found that special education preschoolers saw 40 percent improvement in communication skills when placed in mainstream classrooms.

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Autism is Capability for Teen, not Disability - Women's eNews

Autism is Capability for Teen, not Disability - Women's eNews | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Writer Charlene Vasquez calls her voice 'my advocate for autism.' The piece below originally appeared in 'Voice to Voice: Girls Write Now's 2015 Anthology.'
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What We (Don't) Know About English-Learners and Special Education

What We (Don't) Know About English-Learners and Special Education | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
The English-learner population is growing quickly, but there's still little research on how to best evaluate these students for special education needs, according to a federal report.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Depression, Part 4 (Aspergers, ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Depression, Part 4 (Aspergers, ASD) | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
A look at the role sensory issues can play in the dynamic between autism spectrum disorder, Aspergers and depression.
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Seven Cartoon Characters Who Might be on the Autism Spectrum

Seven Cartoon Characters Who Might be on the Autism Spectrum | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
"Mom, I think that person has autism," says my 10-year-old son Noah. And because his brother Evan is on the spectrum, he has developed an intuitive ability to detect even the most subtle signs of autism.
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Autism at school: seven questions for parents

Autism at school: seven questions for parents | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Many children with autism find aspects of everyday life difficult, and school is no exception.
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'Orange Is the New Black' Is Dead Wrong About Disability - The Nation.

'Orange Is the New Black' Is Dead Wrong About Disability - The Nation. | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Media portrayals that reinforce negative stereotypes about social programs and the individuals helped by them sow the seeds for damaging cuts.
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This lamp is set to change the life of autistic people

With a simple color change, this lamp developed by a group of Dutch students, can greatly improve the life of people suffering from autism. Color and lights are ...
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Mother of child with autism develops 'universal language' app

Mother of child with autism develops 'universal language' app | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
The French mother of an autistic child has created what is believed to be the world's first smartphone application allowing people speaking different languages -- or those incapable of speech at all -- to communicate together.
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10 Things You Should Know about Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs - Jennifer A. Janes

10 Things You Should Know about Homeschooling a Child with Special Needs - Jennifer A. Janes | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Considering homeschooling a child with special needs? Here are 10 things you should know before you start.
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WHY WE ROCK! - WeRockTheSpectrumKid'sGym

WHY WE ROCK! - WeRockTheSpectrumKid'sGym | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Why We Rock! Home > Why We Rock! Finally a Place Where You Never Have to Say I’m Sorry! We Rock the Spectrum Kid?s Gym was founded to provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together. As the only kid?s gym that offers an all-inclusive philosophy we have found all children can benefit from our uniquely designed sensory equipment that is specifically designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders. However, in our experience, all children are able to benefit
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Co-Teaching and Specially Designed Instruction: Is It Happening? - Education Week (subscription) (blog)

Co-Teaching and Specially Designed Instruction: Is It Happening? - Education Week (subscription) (blog) | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
My recent article on co-teaching offers a perspective on whether special educators feel they are getting an opportunity to fully use their professional skills.
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What about mom? Reducing stress in mothers of children with autism

What about mom?  Reducing stress in mothers of children with autism | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it

Researchers find that when moms of children with disabilities get stress relief, the whole family benefits.

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The next civil rights movement: Accepting adults with autism - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Tribune

The next civil rights movement: Accepting adults with autism - Chicago Tribune - Chicago Tribune | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Alanna Whitney was a weird kid. She had a strange knack for pronouncing long words. Anchovies on pizza could send her cowering under a table. Her ability to geek out on subjects like Greek mythology and world religions could be unsettling.
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Finding Out If Your Child Is Eligible for Special Education

Finding Out If Your Child Is Eligible for Special Education | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Read how to find out if your child is eligible for special education. Learn about independent educational evaluations and IEP programs for your child.
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special needs support

special needs support | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
It can be challenging to get what you need for your child at school but an All About Me booklet can help with special needs support.
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#Autism benefit from peer solicitation

#Autism benefit from peer solicitation | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
#Autism benefit from peer solicitation http://t.co/yVW3KyU1Ur #australia #asd #disability #adhd #AU
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10 Things Every Parent Oughta Know About Teaching A Child With Autism How To Swim

10 Things Every Parent Oughta Know About Teaching A Child With Autism How To Swim | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Before your turn your autistic child over to any swim instructor here's ten things you need to know.
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Special Education Federal Funding: How it Works (Part I) - National Priorities Project (blog)

Special Education Federal Funding: How it Works (Part I) - National Priorities Project (blog) | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Every year the federal government provides money to states to fund educational programs for children and young adults between the age of 3 and 21 who suffer from some form of disability. Part 1 of 2.
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New autism car magnets alert officers and first responders - KY3

New autism car magnets alert officers and first responders - KY3 | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Officers and responders need to identify those with autism fast.
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Department of Health | First Lady Mary Pat Christie, Health Commissioner To AnnounceGrants for Autism Medical Homes and Expansion of Autism Research

Commissioner O'Dowd, First Lady to announce grants for autism research and medical homes. http://t.co/1JpdKmDvRG
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25 common IEP and special education acronyms parents should know

Here are 25 commonly used IEP and special education acronyms for parents to learn. Includes a printable list of special ed acronyms.
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9 Sleep Tips for Kids with Special Needs—From Real Parents | Special Needs Now

9 Sleep Tips for Kids with Special Needs—From Real Parents | Special Needs Now | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
Expert advice about pregnancy, your life, and family time from the editors of Parents magazine.
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For Females With Autism, Differences Matter

For Females With Autism, Differences Matter | The In Crowd Newsletter, Autism Edition | Scoop.it
When you think of “autism,” does a male child come to mind? It’s understandable if you answer “yes.” Past estimates have suggested that for every f
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