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  • Fri 24 Nov 2017
  • Fri, November 24, 2017

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…

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?  …

The Pediatrician And The Referral For Diagnosis

I’ve attended several meetings discussing the beginning stages of realization that a person’s child may need additional help and how this plays out in the office of the child’s doctor.  The meetings I’ve attended include ones with pediatricians and medical school professors, research focus groups, meetings with parents and discussions with teachers and educators regarding the experience of getting the initial referral from their child’s doctor.  People’s experiences run the gamut from nothing short of amazing to a complete lack of support.  Although, I have…

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…

Autism and Wandering 2015

Watching the montage of news footage in this video is what it is often like inside my mind.  My brain will play a constant loop of fear, tragedy and ‘what-if’ driven dialogue that remind me to never let my guard down, stay prevention minded and have a plan. Here is an important video from the National Autism Association on the dangers of wandering and its relationship with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The search times for those found deceased ranged from 15 minutes to 20…