By: Emily Willingham, Forbes
The headlines linking labor induction and autism risk are splashy–aren’t they always with “autism linked to” stories? My favorite misstatement of the research is in this headline from Bloomberg: “Autism risk for children may be raised when labor induced,” as though the cause-and-effect association is established and inducing labor is The Factor that leads to the risk.
By Lois Jean Brady
Apps make great gifts; they can be fun, convenient engaging and unbreakable. Chosen wisely, they can also offer the added benefit of educating in one form or another, such as, building communication, language, fine motor skills, literacy and general life skills, now you have Edutainment.
By: Emily Willingham, Forbes
There’s a post making the rounds courtesy of something called “Whiteout Press” with the headline “Courts confirm vaccines cause autism.” It’s spreading across sites, through chains of elementary school parent communities, and onto radars of other communities that overlap. In other words, it’s viral. If only there were a vaccine for it.
Rhonda S. Bloss, MA-CCC/SLP
City/State: Raceland, KY
School/Organizations: Raceland-Worthington Independent School District
Adults with autism face a shortage of housing and support services in the United States, according to a new survey.
When it comes to leadership there is no one size fits all. Every leader has his/her own personality, style, and approach to leading teams. That said, there are leadership truths and myths that seem to surface time and again when I talk to successful entrepreneurs and leadership gurus. Here are several that are consistently brought up and the ones I have personally observed and experienced.
Linda Sue Shiraishi
City/State: Kaunakakai, Hawaii
School/Organization: Molokai Middle School
Are you or someone you know looking for Continuing Education Credits in the field of Autism? Take this course, Understanding Autism by Stephen Shore Ed.D, Autism Expert. This online training course offered by CEU Outlet is based on the book Autism For Dummies and meets the CE requirements for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate offered by IBCCES. You may apply for the Certified Autism Specialist and Autism Certificate by uploading proof of your 14 hour CE certificate.
Applied Behavior Analysis is a form of therapy based on the principles of operant and respondent conditioning. A Board Certified Behavior Analysis has had extensive training in the areas of behavior modification, behavior management, behavioral engineering and behavior therapy. Many times a BCBA will work with a child with autism. Intense therapy sessions typically last 15 minutes in length however ongoing support is necessary. To find qualified professionals to help provide that support is a challenge.
With autism spectrum disorders on the rise, schools need to be strategic about giving all students the chance to succeed.
By Calvin Hennick
The centers for disease Control and Prevention estimated that one in 150 children had been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. That number today? One in 50.