BY PENINA RYBAK
It’s back to school time and that means changes in routine for many students with Autism, especially in Early Childhood special education settings. New federal/state regulations and service delivery mandates, budget cuts, and an increasing emphasis on behavior management means that teamwork and collaboration is in, and “pull out” individual therapy in a vacuum is out. New classrooms, new classmates, new teachers, new therapists, and new schedules can all be potential “triggers” that can cause behavioral issues.
BY MICHAEL DORFMAN
Transportation is one of the most important services a school district is required to provide to students with disabilities under federal and state special education laws.
BY DEBRA ERDLEY, The Pittsburgh Tribune
An emergency room physician from Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and three university professors are trying to change the way emergency rooms treat patients with autism, as hospitals begin to feel the effects of an exploding population of patients with the perplexing disorder.
BY MICHELLE DIAMENT
In the largest study of its kind, researchers are reporting that autism may be more closely tied to a handful of other psychiatric disorders than previously thought.
Jacksonville, FL September 23, 2013
Acquisition creates the largest independent credentialing and continuing education organization for professionals in the fields of human services and special needs.
BY SHAUN HEASLEY
Being left out or bullied is more likely to lead to depression in children with developmental disabilities than any facet of their condition, new research indicates.
Brandi Evans, CAS
City/State: Rancho Cucamonga, California
School/ Organizations: Caring For Autism
BY STEVE WILLIAMS
New research has highlighted a possible link between autistic behavior and anorexia in girls and young women.
By: Eitan Schwarz, MD FAACAP DLFAPA
There’s a lot at stake these days as mental health professionals are living through challenging times, with boundaries and functions shifting (mostly from economic forces and territorial disputes), and not always to the good. So I want to share some personal thoughts as a 40+ year practitioner and student of my profession who has worked with the gamut of mental health pros in many settings. As we explore new models of care, current practices must be considered.
In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating.