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EdTech Tuesday: 5 Must-Have Tools for Education Conferences

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School Physical Therapists

Summer vacation is a popular time for teachers, therapists, and administrators to attend education conferences. If you haven’t attended many, you may wonder what you should bring with you on conference day. This list of tools and apps will help you have an easy-going and worthwhile conference experience. Take a look here!

7 Autism Friendly Films to Enjoy in 2015

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An outing to the movies may be something many in the autism community struggle with, but not this year! AMC Theaters is hosting it’s annual Sensory Friendly Films Program beginning on May 30th. Check it out! 

EdTech Tuesday: My Sensory Locations

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Occupational Therapists

My Sensory Locations is an app designed to ease the anxiety and fear for individuals and families affected by sensory needs when trying to visit any new location. The tool focuses on vision, sound, taste, touch, smell, movement and awareness all within the public locations in your community, and provides you with a better sense of what… Read More »

Take Back Your Friday: A Mothers Response When People Say ‘I Don’t Know How You Do It’

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Lisa Smith has seven children, two with special needs. Take back your Friday and read her inspirational blog post on Autism Speaks about her experiences as an autism mother, and her response to the common statement ‘I don’t know how you do it.’

EdTech Tuesday: 35 Free Apps for Teaching

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In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to save you time, energy and money when it comes to finding apps for your classroom. Take a look at this list of 35 free apps for educators from scholastic.com.

5 Ways to Encourage Communication with a Non Verbal Child Diagnosed with Autism

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Let’s not forget, May is recognized as Better Hearing and Speech Month! Explore these five strategies to help you connect and communicate with those diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum that struggle with communication.

Take Back Your Friday

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Speech-Language Pathologists

Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing a new program designed to help people with an intellectual or developmental disability become entrepreneurs. They are planning to establish a model that can be replicated across the country. For more details and exciting info, check out the article on disabilityscoop.com. How are YOU taking back your Friday?

7 Test-Taking Tips for Children with Special Needs

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Occupational Therapists

Children are exposed to test-taking from an early age, and for many, testing can cause sleeplessness, outbursts, a lack of appetite, and an increase in anxiety. This list of advice can ease test-taking tension for any child, and includes tips that range from physical activity to joke telling.