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Promoting Internet Safety for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism

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Promoting Internet Safety for Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism

Teaching social networking safety: tips, tools, resources from John Thomas & friends.

Fun, fun, fun at Camp Royall!!

You and your family need to join us at Camp Royall this fall.  Our outstanding camp counselors and the fabulous Sara Gage have lots of fun planned.  Here are some highlights: Family Fun Days: the next one will be Saturday, October 16 from 12 noon to 5 pm.  Camp Royall will be open to all…

Get your social skills here…

  Okay, I’ve been on this autism-school journey for quite a few years now, so I think that I know a little about this subject.  It’s a never-ending quest for knowledge, I know that, and I also know that there are volumes that I don’t know.  Still, how is it that the Department of Public…

National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability

Do you have a middle school or high school child?  You might want to check out this website:  the National Collaborative on Workforce dan Disability.  This website partners with many other organizations to provide resources and information as youth transition out of school.  Many of their publications are also available in Spanish. NCWD/Youth Partners Center…

Back to school—I love it, I love it not

Back to school—hurray!  I say that now with a sigh of relief, but not for long.  I hate getting up and rushing out the door, I DETEST homework and projects with a passion, and I don’t enjoy the constant monitoring of my children’s progress. What I do enjoy about my children being in school—besides watching…

More Anti-bullying Talk: What to Do Now?

The U.S. Department of Education recently held its first summit on bullying prevention in Washington, D.C., as part of the Obama administration’s efforts to coordinate the federal government’s strategies to end bullying.  I like the idea of better coordination and collaboration, but do hope this will be more effective than the National Director of Intelligence—remember…

My Summer Camp Experience

This past Friday, August 13th, I had the privilege of attending the Talent Show at Camp Royall.  I was there to welcome families and give them information about ASNC.  As it turned out, I got much more from the experience than what I gave.   I arrived early to the Camp’s gym and sat out…

Surfers Healing This Month

As I posted in March (http://autismsocietyofnc.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/think-spring-think-surfing/), Surfers Healing will be coming to Wrightsville Beach later this month (Aug. 19).  I know that the sign up is quite intense—some families log on at 12:01 a.m. to try to reserve a spot!  Good luck to those who succeeded; keep tabs on the Surfers Healing website for videos. …

Nominate Your Outstanding Child or Student for the Yes I Can! Award

The Council for Exceptional Children is accepting nominations for its annual Yes I Can! Award; all nominations must be postmarked by Oct. 22, 2010.  There are nine categories (academics, arts, athletics, community service, employment, extracurricular activities, independent living skills, self-advocacy and technology).  Winners will receive a trip to National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C. ,…