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Educator, Parent & Student Resources – Bullying

PACER is a wonderful resource for anyone taking care of someone with disabilities.  Parents, Teachers and Advocates can find so many useful tools on their website.     PACER is also a leader in the fight against bullying individuals with disabilities or special needs and created the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center.  Visit their website for useful educational tools and ideas. TEACHERS/EDUCATORS: Templates, Charts, Videos, Posters, Classroom Education Models, Project Ideas and more can all be found there.  All age appropriate from…

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Fun Learning Tool for Pre-School Inclusion

Parents and Teachers: Let’s Collaborate to Advocate! Sesame Street has joined in to help our little ones understand themselves and their friends with autism. Check out some of the highlights below…     The ‘Amazing’ Song – Sesame Street and Autism As a parent, this seems like a great tool to start the conversation with the Pre-School crowd to make learning about each other’s differences fun and natural. What do you think, Pre-School, Inclusion, Teachers? Would your students watch this?  …

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Living And Succeeding With Autism, A Firsthand Account

This is a guest post on the Autism Speaks blog by Ann Kagarise. According to the site, Ann is a writer, self-advocate, photographer and assistant director at a school for children with autism. These Are the Things I Was Told I Would Never Do I believe I was born perseverating. Giving up was not an option. I know that perseverating has a negative tone, but there is a different side. I have autism. Getting stuck is something I do. My…

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Statistics: Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Restraint/Seclusion: It’s estimated that over the last five years, more than 20 students, many with disabilities, have died due to seclusion and restraints being used in schools. A 2009 Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation reported that thousands of students have been physically injured and emotionally traumatized as the result of restraint and seclusion Currently there is no federal law that prohibits the use of restraints that restrict breathing, and locked seclusion, in public and private schools. Dangers include: Death by…

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Law Enforcement and First Responders

Finding yourself in an unexpected situation or emergency that requires law enforcement or first responders has the potential to be a terrifying experience.  There are so many things in even an ordinary scenario with typical family dynamics that could go wrong or change at any moment. It is important to have a proper plan in place for the situations in our lives that are somewhat predictable or considered likely to happen at some point. For example, if you live in a tornado zone, you…