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What You Need to Know About the Benefits of AAC Evaluations
Benefits of aac evaluation
As a speech-language pathologist for more than 18 years, I have spent most of my career in the field of augmentative and alternative communication. My key interests have always been children and adults who have complex communication needs.
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First Responder Training to Include Autism Awareness
First responder training include autism awareness
Efforts to increase training for first responders have been noted nationwide, with one of the largest contributors being Safe and Sound, an Autism Society of America initiative. (Gammicchia & Johnson) Safe and Sound distributed literature instructing paramedics and emergency room staff on best ways to provide services for individuals on the spectrum.
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Quick Tips for Helping Young People with ASD Find the Right Job
Help young people with asd find job
So, your child is nearly ready to begin a career in the workplace or perhaps he/she is already working and needs a new job. How do you help the child find the right kind of position and the right fit? How can you guide him/her?
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The Exciting Ways an Assistance Dog Can Help an Autistic in the Hospital
Ways therapy dog can help autisticm
Characteristically, a person diagnosed with autism has fixed routines in their everyday life. Any change to this routine can be very distressing, which can mean staying over in a hospital will result in panic attacks or even meltdowns.
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New Ways Autistic Families Can Empower Themselves
Autistic families can empower themselves
Having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) presents many challenges. As with most challenges in life, it can’t be entirely surmounted without the help of others. However, political whims and prevailing economic conditions can have an impact on programs and services. Even the most effective organizations can lose their funding if funders choose to revise their priorities.
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Ways to Unlock and Manage Your Autistic Child’s Anxiety
Manage your autistic child anxiety
Anxiety is a very common feeling for everyone. We all feel anxious if we are threatened or in danger, but perceptions of what is a threat vary widely.
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3 Simple Ways to Help Your ASD Child Prepare for Costume Days
Ways to help your child preparing costume
Dressing up is a fun way to teach imaginative play and is often used as a theme at school or daycare. It is also a tradition for those who celebrate Halloween and trick or treating. Recently, my son’s daycare asked that all girls arrive to school in a princess theme costume and all boys arrive wearing a super hero theme costume.
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Ways to Help Someone With Special Needs Spot a Fake Friendship
Autism spot fake friendship
“Hate crime” is a common term used to describe abusive verbal and physical behavior which targets someone on the basis of his/her gender, race, religion, disability, nationality, or sexual orientation.
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An Exclusive Chat About Autism with a Cast Member of The Good Doctor
Exclusive chat with the good doctor cast
Ms. Tomita has a genuine desire to use her time at The Good Doctor to educate not only herself but hopefully others through the show on the importance to seeing people with ASD as whole and complete individuals. She admits there is so much more to learn about the community that she and her coworkers are dedicated to representing authentically.
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The Value of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism Now
Your child with autism now
Private programs tend to be economically exorbitant and public school special needs programs are growing in demand and size as the prevalence of autism continues to increase.
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