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Do Kids with Autism Fare Better In Integrated or Specialized Schools?
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June 5th, 2014 | (0)

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With the recent CDC publication regarding the prevalence of autism in the United States, the debate about best practices in special education has grown more divisive. A recent NPR ...


"Just call it a diploma!"
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December 27th, 2013 | (0)

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Earlier this week, one writer for The Guardian described the mixed emotions she felt ("Autistic adults deserve the care - and recognition - we all do," 25 Dec ...


Ready, Set, Success: Getting Children Ready for New Schools
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August 7th, 2012 | (0)

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Ready, Set, Success: Getting Children Ready for New Schools By Lisa Savo Lisa Savo is a school social worker currently serving in Pinellas County Schools, where she has worked for the past ...


New Study Looks at Factors for Participation in Postsecondary Education
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June 13th, 2012 | (0)

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This year, OAR received more applications for the Schwallie Family Scholarship Competition than ever before. Postsecondary education is becoming a common goal for students with autism and research is beginning ...


What to Look for in a College Disability Services Program
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May 30th, 2012 | (0)

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Michelle Rigler is the director of the Disability Resource Center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) and the co-developer of the MoSAIC Program at UTC for college students ...


Comparing General Education to Special Education: What are the Differences?
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Students with autism are educated in a variety of settings including general education (GE) and self-contained (SC) classrooms. In GE placements, students are educated with their peers by a general ...


Are Middle School Students Familiar with Autism?
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April 4th, 2012 | (0)

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Middle school is a socially challenging time for most students, especially those with autism. With about 35 percent of middle school students with autism educated in general education settings, typically ...


Teaching Children with Autism How to Respond to the Lures of Strangers
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June 28th, 2011 | (0)

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Teaching any child safety skills is essential; but it is especially important for those with disabilities. Unfortunately, people and children with disabilities are more vulnerable to abuse. While studies exist ...


Research Review: A Writing Strategy for Students with Autism
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December 13th, 2010 | (0)

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Writing can be especially hard for children with autism spectrum disorders.  Their deficits in motor skills, imagination, and organization paired with literal thinking makes writing instruction feel like a daunting ...


Book Review: In His Shoes by Joanna L. Keating-Velasco
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October 25th, 2010 | (0)

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In His Shoes: A Short Journey Through Autism is an excellent introduction to autism and should be required reading for any middle school student participating in a...