Top 5 Autism Resources for Parents: Travel, Healthcare, etc.

Parents naturally want the best for their children. However, parents with a child on the autism spectrum are faced with unique obstacles that other parents may never think about.

Everything from finding the right treatment plan, knowing which tools may help their child, and planning how to take a family trip or outing are all things that can take a vast amount of research and can be downright frustrating and exhausting when parents don’t know where to look or who to trust. Continue Reading →

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Student Mental Health: The Silent Pandemic in Schools

All across the United States students are suffering from mental health issues amounting to a silent pandemic, and in many cases it is going unaddressed.

Mental Health Impacts Students of Every Age

The American College Health Association (ACHA) conducted surveys in 2018 and 2019. They found that 60 percent of respondents felt overwhelming anxiety and 40 percent of them had experienced severe depression. They reported that the depression impacted their ability to function in daily life.  Continue Reading →

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What if Virtual Conferences Engaged Attendees More Than In-Person Events?

Many virtual events are just webinars, but some are meant to be similar to interactive conferences and have opportunities for engagement built right in. ISCRD Virtual Summit is a conference that has numerous opportunities for engagement, starting 30 days before the conference and lasting for 30 days after.

There are a multitude of interaction tools, that when paired with **INSERT LINK HERE** powerful networking tools can easily make it so you come out of the conference with valuable connections and insight.

How Can Attendees Engage With Each Other?

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Networking at a Virtual Conference – Even Easier Than in-Person

One of the main reasons most people go to conferences and events is networking with other professionals in their field. Many virtual conferences lack these opportunities to interact with and learn from peers.

Oftentimes a virtual conference will be a string of webinars, but conference attendees would have to do networking on a different platform virtually on their own, so they don’t.

ISCRD has interaction and networking opportunities built right into the conference, and is focused on fostering attendee engagement before, during and after the conference.

Virtual Engagement + Networking Opportunities

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Myrtle Beach Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department Is Now Autism Certified

In an effort to be more accommodating to visitors and residents with autism, Myrtle Beach Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Department has completed a training and certification program through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Earning the designation of Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) ensures that Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation staff are better equipped to help create an inclusive environment and welcome visitors with autism and other sensory needs in park and recreation facilities. As part of the certification, IBCCES will also be conducting onsite reviews of key park spaces and recreation facilities to provide additional resources and recommendations.

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Why Telehealth Can Change Your Practice As An Occupational Therapist

The healthcare landscape for Occupational Therapists (OTs) has shifted dramatically due to COVID-19 and this shift has many OTs looking to incorporate telehealth into their current practice to continue services regardless of conditions.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic having already set the stage for a massive increase in telehealth consults, the research firm sees an even bigger future – as demand for one-stop virtual visits and remote patient monitoring grows as much as seven-fold.”-Healtchare IT News

While COVID-19 has quickly changed the way we view healthcare and Continue Reading →

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A Virtual Conference to Help Shape the Future of Education

No other conference is focused on how to help you adapt classroom and district needs (virtually or in-person) to the new realities of education like ISCRD Virtual Summit 2020.

We brought together leaders across education and healthcare (speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and psychology) to light the way on how to adapt to the new landscape confronting education and healthcare professionals alike.

There is now an unprecedented need for quick adjustment in the school system to make sure that general education students and special education students alike continue to progress with their education. Continue Reading →

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8 Ways a Therapy Clinic Can Benefit From Autism Certification

Autism is a complex disorder and while therapists have specific training and are adept at delivering therapeutic interventions, many do not have in-depth training in autism specifically. This can sometimes create obstacles during treatment and can also create frustration for families if they don’t feel like their child is truly understood.

Children with autism are 52 times more likely to visit a doctor or therapist, yet they are often misunderstood and many have had negative experiences with healthcare providers due to a lack of understanding by the provider. Continue Reading →

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