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The iPad Craze

Everyone wants iPads. I get it; they are pretty cool and have a great deal of features. However, it is far from the perfect solution for meeting the needs of every individual with a disability. 381 more words

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Individuals with Autism: The Real Experts

As a student I was told I was being groomed to become an expert in my field. As a professional, I am asked as to what is my expertise. 527 more words

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Season 2: Episodes 1-6

Welcome back to Understanding Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Today, we start season 2 and will cover the first six episodes. Many of the episodes highlight the same symptoms and struggles individuals with autism face and will be discussed in brief. 826 more words

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More Than Treats

I am often asked how to improve a behavior plan for a student. I typically get asked what needs to be changed because a student has seemed to “learn the system” and can get the reward while strategically not doing certain assignments or misbehaving at certain times during the school day. 670 more words

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Increase Quality of Service

Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities historically have been sent to institutions following public education (if they were lucky enough to get a public education in the first place). 537 more words

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Make Your Own Fidget Toy

A new series where I describe how to create assistive technology devices from items you may already have in your house or classroom. Today’s How-To is: 138 more words

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The Forgotten History of Autism: A Brief Review

The Art of Manliness recently published a podcast entitled The Forgotten History of Autism, where Steve Silberman (author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and The Future of Neurodiversity) was interviewed. 400 more words

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