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Another Hand Raised for Autism

I teach workshops around the country to train teachers, parents and even our staff about solutions for children with special needs. When I ask the audience if they know any child - family, friends, in their school or anyone in their neighborhood who is along the spectrum - there are many more hands nowadays. As we have seen, …


Added by Cecilia Cruse on April 19, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Early Warning Signs for Autism and Suggested Solutions!

The most recent statistics for Autism are startling! There has been a swift rise in cases going from 1 in 150 in 2002, 1 in 125 in 2004, 1 in 110 in 2006, with the most current research from the Centers for Disease…


Added by Tobi Isaacs on April 16, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

CEC Teacher of the Year 2012

We are in Denver, CO this week for the annual…


Added by Cecilia Cruse on April 13, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The iPad And How It's Working For Children With Autism

It's amazing how one piece of technology can do so much. The iPad®, designed to be an advanced mobile operating system, has become incredibly valuable to children and adults with special needs. It used to be difficult for children and adults with hearing loss to communicate, but with the iPad, it has opened up a whole new world using "face time." The…


Added by Tobi Isaacs on April 5, 2011 at 10:30pm — 20 Comments

Autistic Student: Defeating the Odds


It seems like every other child I meet these days is on the spectrum. But what I also am seeing more often these days are kids who are not just surviving but thriving. Here's a…


Added by Ilana, School Specialty PT on April 5, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Inclusion From A Student’s Perspective

Last week my colleague Ilana cited a great fiction book recommendation about a teenage boy with Asberger’s Syndrome. This week I've added another viewpoint from a nonfiction perspective. Check out the amazing book by Daniel Stefanski entitled… Continue

Added by Cecilia Cruse on April 7, 2011 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

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