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How Shakespearean Therapy Helps Kids with Autism

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Autism Awareness, Autism Treatments, Education & Autism, Learning Style Differences 20 January 2017 · 133 views
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It’s no surprise that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have unique needs, and there are now many therapeutic approaches and methods to help these children learn social skills. Since many children with ASD struggle with maintaining eye contact, recognizing emotions, and taking tur...


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4 Bloggers Spreading Awareness & Hope To Families With Special Needs

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Family Issues, Coping & Encouragement, Education & Autism, Autism Awareness 01 December 2016 · 267 views
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Autism Daddy  

What is most noticeable about parents who have children diagnosed with severe autism is their ability to be humble, frank, and among other things, patient — especially with people who don’t understand the realities of autism. Started by 46-year old Frank Campana, whose son 1...


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The Power of Comics: Showing the Autism Spectrum

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Autism Awareness, Education & Autism, Research & Autism 04 November 2016 · 278 views

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The autism spectrum has typically been visually represented as a linear progression, with “not autistic” on one end, and “very autistic” on the other. The problem with this understanding of the spectrum is that it oversimplifies a complex medical condition and does not account for the myriad c...


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Autistic Student Creates Design Fit for the White House

Posted by The SAILS Group , in Autism Awareness, Education & Autism 28 October 2016 · 396 views
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Autistic Student Creates Design Fit for the White House Michelle Obama’s glamorous wardrobe often generates sales for the designers she wears. Case in point, at the president’s most recent State of the Union address, the first lady’s marigold Narciso Rodriguez dress sold out almost immediately .    
But it’s not just Ms. Obama’s fashion choices driving public interest. Upon her visit to the White House on Aug...


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What is a fidget pillow

Posted by Robin Tenboer , in Education & Autism, Learning Style Differences 23 July 2015 · 913 views

The fidget pillow sits in the child's lap and allows them to fidget without disturbing their peers. They are able to fidget with the different textures sewn into the center section. I have also added a marble maze to the top of the center section. I also make these with chewy tubes for children with oral sensory needs and lap belts for children that d...


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Factors to consider when choosing the most effective reading materials for autistic children

Posted by child1st , in Learning Style Differences, Education & Autism, Early Intervention 15 May 2014 · 1,436 views

Factors to consider when choosing the most effective reading materials for autistic children When deciding how to most effectively teach autistic children to read, several ideas should be considered: the child’s learning strengths and preferences, the medium you use, and finally, the approach to teaching reading.    
Look at the child first: right-brain dominant vs. left-brain dominant  

What is most important to consider is your child’s natural...


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In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, VOR Speaks Out About National Crisis: A Lack of Choice, Quality and True Person-Centered Care For The Disabl

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In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, VOR Speaks Out About National Crisis: A Lack of Choice, Quality and True Person-Centered Care For The Disabl For Immediate Release
For more information: Julie Huso, VOR Executive Director, jhuso@vor.net ; 605-370-4652

Elk Grove Village, IL – April 15, 2015:  Across the country, tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, are suffering due to lack of access to appropriate care and services.

The numbers representing presen...


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Home is the Where the Heart is: The Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) is a unified voice for increasing options and decreasing barriers to housing

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Home is the Where the Heart is: The Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) is a unified voice for increasing options and decreasing barriers to housing By Tamie Hopp , Director of Government Relations & Advocacy, VOR ; and Desiree Kameka , Director of Community Education & Advocacy, Madison House Autism Foundation
Excerpts ; Originally published in EP (Exceptional Parent) Magazine (April 2014)  

Did you know…  
In the next decade, over 800,000 on the autism spectrum will transition to adulthoo...


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VOR May 1 Registration Deadline Approaching Fast! Register Today

Posted by TamieVOR , in Advocacy, Family Issues, Legislation & Healthcare, Education & Autism, Autism Awareness, Uncategorized 31 March 2014 · 989 views
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VOR May 1 Registration Deadline Approaching Fast! Register Today A special thanks to those who have reached out to learn more about VOR .  
I am writing today with a reminder. As I wrote here previously , VOR will host its annual national Conference and Congressional Initiative  in Washington, D.C. this June.  

   The MAY 1 Conference Registration deadline is approaching quickly.  You do not want to miss VOR's...