Produced by the National Autistic Society based in the UK, this video is a gripping reminder to neurotypical individuals regarding the everyday experience of children on the spectrum when they go out into public spaces. For more information regarding the TMI campaign, please visit www.autism.org.uk/TMI
The Effects of Skill Training on Preference for Children with Severe Intellectual and Physical Disabilities
#RESEARCHTHURSDAY Shout-out to VTCC Alumni Maliha Zaman, who was a co-author on this 2014 research paper that was published in the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities in October 2014. The authors discuss helpful approaches to identifying preferred items for individuals with severe intellectual and physical disabilities (SIPD), which is great information for parents, therapists,
‘“For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of
“A pilot program launched a year ago to better motivate and engage autistic students who attend Glendale schools is meeting with success, teachers and administrators involved with the initiative told the school board this week… During the just-completed school year, five teachers were each trained to use one evidence-based practice under a California initiative called CAPTAIN (California Autism Professional Training and Information Network). The training was offered through the state Department of Education.”
“A set of subtle and complicated social skills is embedded into the entire school experience, from the lunchroom to the classroom. While most children naturally learn how to take turns talking with their friends and stay on topic during classroom discussions, these skills do not come easily to kids on the autism spectrum. Social and
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“In a notice published this month in the Federal Register, the IACC said it’s looking for comments from people with autism, family members, service providers, advocates and other interested parties as it gears up for its 2016 update. Comments should be related to the seven key topics that the panel traditionally addresses — screening and
“Like many children with autism, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder. Now the 10-year-old San Jose boy is getting help from “autism glass” – an experimental device that records and analyzes faces in real time and alerts him to the emotions
“Radford University leaders are hoping this new program can help address what they believe is a growing mental health problem in Southwest Virginia. The program is happening thanks to a $750,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.” http://wsls.com/2016/06/15/radford-university-to-offer-rare-mental-health-nursing-program/
Lynn Adams writes about quirks of child development, including autism spectrum disorders, both online and in print. In this essay, she describes her own challenges as a child psychologist and a mother in choosing to focus on developing her son’s strengths versus focusing on the limitations of an official diagnosis.
‘“The absenteeism when it comes to the father figure has a major impact on a child,” says Ma’at. “It impacts them emotionally and it impacts the way they engage in relationships, whether it be with their peers or the people of the opposite sex. So they consciously and also unconsciously make a decision to detach and not be willing to be vulnerable when it comes to those relationships.”’
Tiene su hijo problemas para prestar atención? ¿Él o ella habla sin parar o no puede quedarse quieto/a? ¿Le es difícil a su hijo controlar su comportamiento? Para algunos niños, estos pueden ser síntomas de trastorno de déficit de atención e hiperactividad o TDAH.