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Seizures are changes in the brain’s electrical activity. These changes can cause dramatic, noticeable symptoms, or in other cases no symptoms at all. The symptoms of a severe seizure include violent shaking and a loss of control. However, mild seizures can also be a sign of a significant medical problem, so recognizing them is important....
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The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is an invaluable resource, which can be used with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and other communication difficulties. PECS does not require complex or expensive materials and can easily be used in school, home or in the community. What is PECS? PECS is a type of...
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Social media is a very popular tool among people with disabilities to stay connected despite the fact that most social media tools are not fully accessible. Staying connected electronically is even more important if a disability prevents a person from being able to easily travel. By posting pictures or videos of themselves and discussing issues...
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Careers for People with Autism Animal-related Jobs – Dog Trainer, Vet Tech, etc. Computer Programming and Software Scientist, Lab Technician, or Researcher Journalism Assembly-line Manufacturing There was once a time when those with autism were often considered broken and completely unemployable, but that is certainly no longer the case. Many people who have been diagnosed...
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Children with autism demonstrate a range of cognitive, motor and language abilities, sensory preferences, and interests or aversions. When you are considering how best to engage your child with autism in play-based activities, always keep their individual needs and interests in mind. Occupational therapists will often “scaffold” activities to help children build their skills for...
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All children can benefit from the exercise, energy release, and pure enjoyment of playing sports. This includes children with special needs. About 9 in 50 children in the U.S. have a disability or chronic health problem. Children with special needs are sometimes not encouraged to exercise. Their parents or guardians may fear they’ll get hurt....
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1. Model confidence yourself. Even if you’re not quite feeling it! Seeing you tackle new tasks with optimism and lots of preparation sets a good example for kids. That doesn’t mean you have to pretend to be perfect. Do acknowledge your anxiety, but don’t focus on it—focus on the positive things you are doing to...
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The Use of Technology In Special Education: Application And Solutions In the modern world, we’re witnessing the gradual erasure of borders. This process is related not only to business or politics. Nowadays, almost any person despite their citizenship of physical state can get medical or educational services all around the world. To regulate such relationships...
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Inside this Issue: Welcome Note MCSN Programs Vocational & Transitional Services Article of the month (Developing Social Skills) The Month in History Summer Camp Upcoming Events 1. Welcome Note: Welcome to WONDER – your monthly updates on all things special needs, education, community development, and ideas to support you and your family coming straight from Mind Center...
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Overview: Accessibility This article starts the module off with a good look at what accessibility is — this overview includes what groups of people we need to consider and why, what tools different people use to interact with the web, and how we can make accessibility part of our web development workflow. Prerequisites: Basic computer...
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