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Why I advocate for Direct Support Professionals… guest blog post was written kit peterson grandmother young man the autism spectrum she advocate for fair pay for the direct support professionals who have become family people like her grandson despite how difficult was accept our familys reality all jumped support karla jonathan received every service available occupational speech and physical therapies special education and … hundreds others who are impacted begins right albany but can reach far beyond new york state must raise our voices behalf group who often cannot speak for themselves they are our grandchildren they need direct support professionals who can afford …
Purpose-driven, functional mentorships support low-pressure learning … extremely focused such how play specific video game cook particular dish informal mentorships are not arranged organization group and mentors and mentees are not assigned mentees their parents teachers friends seek out someone with expertise and … behave attainable can use the knowledge and apply coworker hasnt been meeting with boss and has little understanding the group dynamics cant achieve goal understanding the meeting behavior might time find better mentor for this particular … typical mentorship but nothing typical that one the many things enjoy about autism … purposedriven functional mentorships support lowpressure learning …
Preparing to teach autistic college students in an unprecedented fall semester … classroom setting and with many course offerings transitioning hybrid hyflex fully online platforms professors are eager support students new and varying ways five ways for professors support students with asd across learning modalities break screen time students may experience attention differences during … engaging content and interactive features online classrooms into each course small breakout rooms within larger class group can allow instructors monitor student participation and encourage interactive groups which naturally require student …
Why a mother-daughter running duo teamed up for Autism Speaks… rundisney christel iowa wesleyan 88 decided check out different race options online she saw that through disney you can run support various charities including autism speaks christel and her daughter samantha iowa wesleyan 14 decided team and run … they both signed for the races six months advance and began training 16 weeks before the race everyone has many different groups and causes support was hard for ask people give another cause putting myself out there social media and asking for donations was not …
My son with autism is overcoming his challenges, finding his strengths… sandy petrovic registered nurse author public speaker instructional advisortutor college academic support center and the mother son the spectrum click here for more about and the book coauthored from each our perspectives … people never even consciously considered the social rejection david experienced when wanted nothing more than part the teen group the years that was bullied and lonely the panic attacks and neardepression that endured result snowballing life stress … but relish these challenges and are confident that david will master them his own time and his own way with the help and support family and mentorsmuch has handled every other hurdle the pastand just like every other young adult must figure out …
The day my son taught a bully a lesson… cap off his day give because hes had really good one and make mental note call the person who runs his autism sibling support group the next day she will report that things happened exactly zach told and that corrected the boy rather indignantly …
Carrying a heavy load with back-to-school choices? … these questions can especially challenging for students the autism spectrum who may receive critical inperson services and supports through school decisionmaking officials will vary region and even school and many districts will offer families the … option your family chooses some parents may feel that their child will benefit through inperson classes addition any direct support their child receives school many worry their child might struggle with elearning for any number reasons some also … have different system for assigned seating maintain distance your child may staying the same classroom and seeing smaller group classmates than before emphasize the positives all these changes help limit the fear that might associated with …
The amazing day my son with autism first said 'I love you'… son and told loved didnt make him say ive had lot help over the last three years most the form lucking out with incredible group individuals whove helped brandon blossom into who today with their support matter how tired frustrated ive been how hopeless seemed times they pulled through some dark moments their strength …
Bullying and Mainstreaming in the Schools… for these striking results may that children with asds mainstreamed schools are not being fully integrated into the peer group and remain isolated even classroom full other children would mistake undermine efforts mainstream children with asds … school setting rather parents and educators need ensure that children who are placed inclusive classrooms have sufficient support thrive and are protected from bullying childs individualized education program natural place set forth such …
I am determined to succeed in my career… workshop that serves both extended interview and workforce development training from day one really liked the small group setting the instructors were friendly and supportive they took the time get know was assigned team peers build robot which was fun and gave the opportunity share … often lead morning checkin meetings where colleagues and share what were working set expectations and offer each other support love job can myself and building confidence find out more about how find meaningful work with cais autism2work …
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