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Using Visual Structure in Reading Test Practice

In the world of education, tests are unavoidable.  Last week’s post was about using a social story and a teaching aid/study organizer to help with Math word problems in multiple choice tests.  This week I use a visual work system with a practice Reading test. An End-of-Grade Reading test is an assessment used to measure…

Earned Income Tax Credit – Do You Qualify?

From Scott Badesch, Chief Executive Officer It is not often that Internal Revenue Services gives money away! But, they do. And you might be qualified to receive this money this year! And this is not a gimmick!!! Each year, the Internal Revenue Services has a program called VITA (Volunteer Tax Assistance Program). Last year, the…

Math Word Problems! Taking Tests!

Using social stories and visual supports to teach academic skills.

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee Plan

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) and the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) are pleased to announce the release of the 2010 IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research.  This second edition of the Strategic Plan was developed by the IACC over the past year with extensive input from families, people with ASD,…

Autism Insurance in North Carolina – first steps

From Scott Badesch: Dear Readers, In many states, legislatures have passed legislation requiring health insurance providers to cover various proven treatments for people living with autism. Today, the North Carolina Legislature formally began the process of discussing the need for such insurance for North Carolinians who live with autism. Earlier today, the Joint Study Committee…

CONGRESSMAN DAVID PRICE CO-SPONSORS AUTISM BILL!!

From Scott Taylor: Please join me in thanking Rep. David Price (Chapel Hill / Durham/Raleigh) for co-sponsoring the “Autism Treatment Acceleration Act” (ATAA).  Rep. Price joins Senator Kay Hagan and Rep. Bob Etheridge as the only members of the North Carolina congressional delegation to co-sponsor this important bill and is the 75th member of the…

Family Man

An interview with John Kirton, father of six with autism.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!

By now, I hope that everyone has read about Salima Mabry and her son’s ordeal in Wake County (eight days in a small room with no bed, no shower, no TV and no hope).  Fortunately, this mom reached out to many resources: Disability Rights NC, the press, etc.  Her son finally has a place to…

Temple Grandin on HBO!

On Feb. 6th 2010 HBO will premiere a biographical film titled “Temple Grandin.” The film will chronicle the development and early professional years of Grandin’s life. If you are not familiar with Grandin, she is a gifted animal scientist, professor, author,  and the designer of livestock-handling facilities used all over the world. Almost half of…