Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Why Autistic Students Need Autistic Role Models

Karla's ASD Page

Monday, July 28, 2014

Transitioning from PECS to SGDs - Training video and Workshop Registration

  Transitioning from the Picture Exchange Communication System to Speech-Generated Devices workshop registration:

PECSAlso, PECS to SGDS - Transition video is available via PECS   Official YouTube Channel of Pyramid Educational Consultants, the Picture Exchange Communication System® (PECS®) and the Pyramid Approach to Education®. Internationally acclaimed workshops, consulting services and products designed to enhance the lives of individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities.



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PECS to SGDs - Guidelines & Recommendations

We’ve just released a document outlining our position, guidelines and recommendations for a successful transition from PECS to a speech generating device (SGD)! Go to to read the document. For more information about transitioning from PECS to SGDs attend our new full day talk, Transitioning from PECS to SGDs.
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BACB Now Accepting Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Applicants

The IEP Process: Related Services | Pyramid Parent Talk

New State Law for Students with Disabilities

Act 833 of 2014 - Alternative Pathways for Grade Promotion and Graduation

- What is Act 833 of 2014?

- Introductory PowerPoint on Act 833

- Frequently Asked Questions about Act 833

- Additional Information on Act 833


 "Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Parental Social Isolation and Autism

Autism and Parental IsolationA common problem amid the parents that are raising autistic children is social isolation. Whether it be our friends leaving us after our child’s diagnosis or us personally isolating ourselves in order to simply cope with our child’s disorder. Parents are inclined to forget how important it is to be social, to interact with our peers.


"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Startup Hires People On Autism Spectrum

Two MIT Grads Founded A Startup That Almost Exclusively Employs People On The Autism Spectrum

Mark Leslie is a capable computer programmer who speaks four languages, but until recently the latest entry on his résumé was a retail job he held for six years at a Barnes & Noble in New York City.

Like many of the estimated 1.5 million Americans on the autism spectrum, Leslie, who has Asperger's syndrome, is at a disadvantage in traditional office environments. There, he could run into unplanned social interactions that can cause anxiety or risk reporting to a boss ill-equipped to communicate with someone on the spectrum.

But a year and a half ago, Leslie found a better work situation at a software-testing firm, ULTRA Testing, a company that not only accommodates his condition but was created with the specific intention of hiring people on the autism spectrum.

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ULTRA Testing cofounder Rajesh Anandan hopes to grow his team of testers to at least 250 in the next three years.
ULTRA Testing was founded in 2012 by a pair of former MIT roommates, Rajesh Anandan and Art Shectman.
Read more:

Startup Hires People On Autism Spectrum - Business Insider


"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."