The Effects of Skill Training on Preference for Children with Severe Intellectual and Physical Disabilities

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,

Glendale Unified’s pilot program for students with autism gets high marks

Glendale Unified’s pilot program for students with autism gets high marks

“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.”
http://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/news/tn-gnp-me-autism-20160624-story.html

VTCC is Hiring!

VTCC is Hiring!

Are you, or do you know of a qualified mental health therapist looking for a new opportunity? As one of the longest running mental health service providers in the Northern Virginia region, our agency is once again actively hiring qualified therapists. Please see the job listings below! ABA therapist job listing: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=aba+qualified+mental+health+professional+qmhp&jk=eea74eb3d66c7052&_ga=1.156183099.1046813922.1435264115 Home Based therapist

Federal Panel Seeks Input on Autism – Deadline is July 29, 2016!

Federal Panel Seeks Input on Autism – Deadline is July 29, 2016!

“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

Radford University to offer rare mental health nursing program

Radford University to offer rare mental health nursing program

“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/

Homes Without Dads — The Hurt That Will Not Heal

Homes Without Dads — The Hurt That Will Not Heal

‘“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.”’