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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Mostly autistic cast brings new movie to life

" I think it brings a level of authenticity that is unmatched," Director Jesse Cramer said.
In the film 'Circles', the main character Ollie has autism.  In real life, so does the actor who plays Ollie, 16-year-old Sam Seidel.  In the movie, Ollie best friend at school is moving away, and he has trouble expressing his feelings.

http://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/22193679/mostly-autistic-cast-brings-new-movie-to-life/

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Essential Skills for an Independent Life and Changing Societies Views

□ Planning for a Successful Life
□ Creating a Future
□ Changing How Society Views People With Autism and Special Needs


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Thursday, January 15, 2015

What is the PLAAFP?

The University of Virginia provides a Student's document: 'Present Level of Academic Achievement  and Functional Performance ' (PLAAFP)

http://faculty.virginia.edu/PullenLab/EDIS5141OnlineModules/Mod4/IEPPart13.html

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Motivate to Communicate

Focusing on Initiation of Communication in Learners with Autism -
List of skills include 300 games and activities 
By "Autism Classroom News"

http://www.autismclassroomnews.com/2014/04/focusing-on-initiation-of-communication.html?showComment=1421174859953&m=1#c1861203435110018810

The Art of IEP Diplomacy

During IEP season the stakes are high.  Parents and Teachers alike go into those meetings full of ideas and emotions. 

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2014/06/18/the-art-of-iep-diplomacy/#at_pco=wnm-1.0&at_si=54b518f6d73c24f4&at_ab=per-4&at_pos=0&at_tot=1

How Scouts Can Earn A Disability Awareness Badge

Parents, learn how your child can earn the Disability Awareness Merit Badge. If your child participates in either Girls Scouts of America or Boy Scouts

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2014/12/23/how-scouts-can-earn-a-disability-awareness-badge/

If you rely on your smartphone, read "The Extended iSelf Study".

Do you feel panicky, anxious, nervous, unfocused when you forget your smartphone?
Do you have difficulty  thinking without your tablet?  Do you feel you can't function without your smartphone?

Do you have Separation Anxiety Disorder as a result of over reliance on your electronic communication devices?


Review research from the University of Missouri study: "The Extended iSelf:  The Impact of iPhone Seperation on Cognition, Emotion and Physiology": in the Journal of Computer Mediated-Communication.


http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6443326