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TALKING ME DOWN FROM THE LEDGE

De-stressing tips and taking care of yourself.

Statewide Autism Training for Teachers

Claire Greer, Consultant for Autism, Severe/Profound and Multiple Disabilities for the NC Department of Public Instruction, has developed 5 modules for training autism teams in each LEA (Local Education Agency, or school district).  The LEA selects a group of professionals—often a special education teacher, a speech pathologist, and an occupational therapist—to attend these intensive sessions. …

Quantum Autism

Coverage of the Autism Town Hall Meeting.

Will they, or won’t they? Should they, or shouldn’t they?

Lots of opinions back and forth over the New York Times article on the proposed changes to the DSM-V.  Ari Ne’eman, founder of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network thinks this could be helpful in terms of getting more services, parents of children with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome fear the loss of identity for their children. …

IEP Cheat Sheet, Quick & Dirty*

IEP tips.

LeFreak?

Article on multiplex autism in families and how no one is tracking the numbers.

A LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING…

Come listen to local legislators and staff from the NC Budget and Tax Center, NC Justice Center and United Way of NC as they discuss state public policy, implementation of the ARRA funds, and other economic issues.  Here’s the link: http://www.ncjustice.org/?q=node/404 This is event is free (the RSVP information is available at the above link).

OCTOBER IS A MONTH TO REMEMBER…

This October has been a busy month for promoting awareness of people with disabilities, including our 11th annual Triangle Run/Walk for Autism, the Fourth Annual National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week, and the entire month is Disability Awareness Month for all North Carolina schools.  And, just 2 weeks ago, President Obama proclaimed October 2009 as National…

CAP-MR/DD Waiver Slots Update

One of the few pieces of good news from the last legislative session, is that some CAP-MR/DD waiver slots were included in this year’s budget. The state is still working on when these slots will be allocated to the Local Management Entities (LME). What we know at this point is that the Division of Mental…