By: Joel Arick, Ph.D.
The Autism Society of America reports in a recent newsletter an alarming statistic, only 21% of Americans living with a disability are employed or seeking employment. How can schools and Autism Specialists make an impact to change these statistics?
By David Jensen, LSCSW
There are family history factors that must be assessed when taking social histories because these factors can potentiate the development of interpersonal violence.
Read this article, and you will learn something new and useful. Hopefully, the previous sentence activated your nucleus accumbens, a structure located deep in your brain that plays a key role in reward and learning mechanisms. Whether you’re playing a videogame, listening to music, eating chocolate, or learning something new and interesting, the nucleus accumbens supports all of these experiences.
Source: Operant Systems’
FLUSHING, N.Y. — Operant Systems’ TeachMe Skills, a mobile and web technology, that aids them in the planning, observing, recording, analyzing and modifying a student’s progress has been awarded the IBCCES Blue Ribbon. The IBCCES Blue Ribbon Award certifies programs that address students with autism.
By Yazi Bakhsheshi
While working with clients, identifying and highlighting one’s strengths can be a real eye opener. When difficulty and emotional defeat begin to rise up, the easy thing to do is play the blame game. It’s simple to point out what I’ve done wrong then come up with a million pointless scenarios of what I should have done or said differently. Like I said…pointless. Ignoring the problem or reliving the trauma is not going to steer my life or others into the direction that I would best for me.
By Alia Pyros
It’s no secret that opening a child’s world through education can seem like a daunting task. This is a task, however, that all of the best teachers have dedicated their lives to. They strive each day to figure out what form the key to unlocking the potential for their students will come in. For a little girl named Jazzy at the Moody Primary School in Haverhill MA, and many others around the world, this key took for the shape of a small humanoid robot named NAO.
By: International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)
Over the last few months, a record number of Ohio educators and licensed professionals have applied for the Certified Autism Specialist certification. The main reason for the huge surge in applications is parents are demanding teachers, licensed professionals, and even para professionals have the latest training available when dealing with their children.