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Finding Children Who Wander

A new coalition of six national autism nonprofit organizations has been created to prevent wandering incidents and deaths within the autism community.  The collaboration, Autism Wandering Awareness Alerts Response Education (AWAARE), has launched AWAARE.org in a joint effort to raise awareness and provide information to caregivers, law enforcement, school officials and the medical community. Coalition…

Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) Services Subcommittee will be having two meetings, as well as a public workshop, in the coming weeks and months. The first meeting will be a conference call held on Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET. For more information see: http://iacc.hhs.gov/events.   The purpose of…

Social Security Benefits Webinar

If your child has Social Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you know that income from employment must be managed carefully to avoid losing benefits or having them reduced.  Here’s an opportunity to learn more about this:  a national WISE Webinar.  Among the topics discussed will be the Ticket to Work, a…

What a great conference…

If you missed ASNC’s 40th Anniversary Annual Conference, then we missed you; if you were there, then you’ll know what I mean.  The two keynote speakers whom I heard, Scott Bellini and Chantal Sicile-Kira, were outstanding, entertaining, and informative.  Two of the founding members of the Autism Society of NC, Bobo Warren and Betty Camp,…

Good Excuses to Buy an iTouch or iPod…

First-Then Visual Schedules  I bet Apple didn’t realize that their iTouch and iPod would be so popular with people with autism…but spending $500 for an iTouch with some helpful apps beats buying an augmentative communication device (aug comm.) for $1000 or more. You’ve probably seen the articles about young people with autism being able to…

Think spring, think surfing!

The annual Surfer’s Healing event will be held Thursday, August 19, 2010.  Surfer’s Healing was founded by Israel and Danielle Paskowitz, parents of a child with autism.  Their son, Isaiah, was able to enjoy relief from sensory overload while surfing with his dad, a former competitive surfer.  Israel and Danielle decided to share this positive…

Birds, Bees, ASDs

Teaching my children about sexuality, struggling with Inclusion. List of resources and strategies.

POLICY TO THE PEOPLE!

My experience with North Carolina Partners in Policymaking begins.

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…