I received an email from a high school student named Kathleen who is currently a part-time volunteer/intern with Educator Labs. Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, Kathleen put together resources on autism which you will find below in an effort to empower others with autism.
Thanks for sharing Kathleen, and best of luck!
Autism Speaks Resource Guide
Career Assistance for People with Autism
National Center for Autism Resources & Education
AutismNOW Transition Planning
Aquatic Therapy for Children with Autism
Often we forget about fathering a child with special needs, that dads have the same anger and frustrations and experience many sleepless nights. In Honor of Dads, I have located articles that focus on the needs of dads raising children with special needs.
Noah’s Dad– A blog on giving the world a window into the life of a family raising a child with down syndrome
Flag day is a great opportunity to help your child or student work on a number of areas including fine motor skills , counting and vocabulary. A simple activity such as painting. using just a regular paper plate and some store purchase star stickers, children will enjoy working on this fun activity.
A second activity; using regular pop sticks, children can paint and over their colors
I have also included a third activity which includes tracing the letter F, counting the number of stars, tracing a star, coloring a star and unscrambling words.
You will find this activity here. TRACE THE LETTER F
Ever felt so submerged in your own paperwork, that you just found it so difficult to move on? Click on the link below to learn more on organizing your training records.
As the summer begins to heat up, now is the time to put warm weather and safety precautions into place. Children and adults with disabilities should:
For additional information click on the link below:
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) also known as Prader-Willi Labhart Syndrome is a genetic disorder, characteristics include developmental and intellectual developmental disability, poor muscle tone, and lack of eye coordination. A complex genetic disorder impacts appetite, growth, cognitive function and behavior.
What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a language disorder that results from damage to the brain. Aphasia impacts a child’s ability to communication and express ideas. For more information please see links below>
CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is a technique used when a person’s heartbeat and breathing has stopped. CPR combines the use of chest compressions and rescue breathing. This procedure when done correct can save a person’s life by restoring blood flow to the heart and brain.
The American Red Cross suggest using “hands only CPR.” this involves no mouth -to-mouth techniques and giving the person chest compressions only.
Here are some links that demonstrate the use of CPR:
If you are like me and prefer a visual demonstration, please see the clip below: