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Sunday, September 28, 2014

A 5-Year-Old Girl With Autism Creates Remarkable Paintings That Belong In A Gallery

As Grace began painting, her parents Arabella Carter-Johnson and Peter-Jon Halmshaw discovered her exceptional talent, noticing that she created a style of painting that they had "never seen in a child of her age."Meet Iris Grace, a 5-year-old girl from Leicestershire who has a remarkable talent for creating beautiful paintings.  Grace has autism, a disorder that affects how a person make sense of the world around them.  The condition impairs a person's social interaction and how they relate to and communicate with others.  Grace, who was diagnosed with condition in 20111, started painting as a way to help with her speech therapy. She is now starting to speak and express herself through movement and art. As Grace began painting, her parents Arabella Carter-Johnson and Peter-Jon Halmshaw discovered her exceptional talent, noticing that she created a style of painting that they had "never seen in a child of her age."

"She has an outstanding colours and how they interact with each other,"  Arabella said.  "She beams with excitement and joy when I get out the paints; it lifts her mood every time."




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"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Greg Krueger's Virtual Cat Amusement Fun House!

Watch a video and see photos of creative designer and builder who's passion is a 15 year-long building of love for his autistic feline family.

http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/11/minnesota-man-builds-house-for-cats/15475641/

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Aspergers The Movie

Aspergers The Movie: http://youtu.be/PPOBAhU_yMQ

Temple Grandin Answers Viewer Questions | Autism live

Temple Grandin Answers Viewer Questions: http://youtu.be/z4RCj7F-FI8

How to Use Calming Techniques for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

http://autism.ehoow.org/?p=24

Is Autism The "New" "Normal"?

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140914061115-39117887-is-autism-the-new-normal?_mSplash=1

Behavioral Plans for Children and Students on the Autism Spectrum

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Brain Games - Intuition

http://braingames.nationalgeographic.com/episode/20/

5 Marriage Tips for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

http://www.differentdream.com/2014/06/5-marriage-tips-for-parents-of-kids-with-special-needs/

Monday, September 15, 2014

UI REACH Transition Certification Program for College Students with Disabilities

http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/education/k-12/2014/09/12/ui-reach-challenges-teaching-students-unique-problems/15556903/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

Sunday, September 14, 2014

NBC News coverage of Autism (interviews, videos, studies)

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/treating-infants-autism-may-eliminate-symptoms-n198671

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

IDEA Full Funding Act and IDEA Fairness Restoration Act Bills for High Quality Education for Students with Disabilities | US Senate HELP Committee (Harkin)

http://www.help.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/?id=49395c2f-ea55-4133-8556-827b2e521a62&groups=Chair

Help for Meltdowns

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Apps for Improving Communication, Behavior, Social Skills

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Autism myVoiceCommunicator app for kids and adults

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=apphouse.software.autismspeaks

Procedural Safeguards- video available in English and Spanish

View PEN Projects' video series to learn about your rights as a parent during the special education process.
PRN Procedural Safeguards - ENGLISH: http://youtu.be/d1L9DnF-b0s

Watch "Sounding The Alarm" Autism documentary Now Streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Google Play, iTunes!

http://www.autismspeaks.org/sounding-the-alarm

Sensory Solutions for all children with sensory challenges

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence

The eighth volume of the CEC Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities' Prism series, Friendship 101 focuses on building social competence, friendship making, and recreation and leisure skills among students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Juliet E. Hart Barnett and Kelly J. Whalon, editors.2014.




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"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence

The eighth volume of the CEC Division of Autism and Developmental Disabilities' Prism series, Friendship 101 focuses on building social competence, friendship making, and recreation and leisure skills among students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. Juliet E. Hart Barnett and Kelly J. Whalon, editors.2014.




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"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

DADD Express | DADD Express Newsletter Autism Information News Articles

Volume 25, Number 3 • Fall 2014



A publication of the Division on Autism andDevelopmental Disabilities, a unit of the Council for Exceptional Children












Focusing on individuals with autism, intellectual disability, and related disabilities



Teachers’ Corner



Behavior Is Communication:



Understanding Meltdowns and Interventions for the Classroom




Jamie Albright & Shanon S. Taylor





University of Nevada, Reno


Law Brief



Understanding FAPE for Students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities



E. Amanda Boutot





Texas State University


and much more!

DADD Express | DADD Express Newsletter Autism Information News Articles 2010






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"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

A BCBA's dvds on Learning Skills to Make Friends

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