First Week Activities in Special Education

Source: Breezy Special Ed

How do you start the first week in a special education class? I’ve been asked this question a lot lately, and understandably why! I think every teacher, no matter how long they have been teaching, has some sort of nightmares or sleepless nights about the first day/weeks (am I right?!). Click here for the rest of the article

Why Autistics Emotions May Go Unrecognized

Young boy looking at his mother

Source: VeryWell

Anyone who knows someone with autism knows that — of course! — people with autism have feelings. Sometimes very strong feelings. Just like everyone else. People with autism can be happy, sad, excited, depressed, frustrated, or angry.But…The myth that “people with autism are emotionless” persists Why? There are a few reasons; some good and some — pretty silly.  For example: Read the rest of the story here.

National Conference on Special Needs Trusts

ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FLORIDA: 2010 Special Needs Trust Conference presented by the Stetson University College of Law at the Don Cesar. Photos by Matt May/Stetson College of Law

On October 19-21, 2016, the National Conference on Special Needs Trusts and Special Needs Planning will present a conference on Special Needs Trusts. A Pre-conference will be held, October 19, 2016 on tax issues in special needs planning.

The conference will be held:
The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Golf Club
St. Petersburg, Florida

You can learn more about the conference here

Letter to Toni Braxton Regarding Diezel’s Autism Status — The Liberal Aspie

Home Schooling Your Special Needs Child

Since the early 1900’s, home schooling children in the United States has continue to grow in leaps and bounds. Many parents have decided to educate their children at home for many reasons including protecting their children from bullies, concerned with the academic instruction, the ability to give their special needs child one on one attention and having control over their child’s education.

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Currently, 5% of children being home schooled have special needs. The are a number of resources available to provide parents with support:

Homeschooling a Struggling Learner– provides regulations for each state. The rules vary for each state. A few States require that local officials are notified on the intend of home schooling your child, while other may require assessment test.

The following sites provide law information:

Assessment and Intervention

Home School Notification Quick Facts

Homeschool Options

Instruction Time and Subject Requirements

Parent Qualifications Quick Facts

Record Keeping

Special Needs

The following are articles on home school and special needs

Homeschooling Special Needs

Special needs child thrives by homeschooling

Resources

HSLDA– Non-profit advocacy organization established to defend the right of parents.