May Special Needs Articles

Welcome to the May article links. These are articles that I tweeted and or received from viewers during the month of May on special needs and developmental disability topics. Enjoy!

5 things I learned from being an autism dad (Fatherly)

7 toilet training tips that help nonverbal kids with autism (Autism Speaks)

8 ingenious innovations helping autistic children communicate (Mashable)

9 important things autism moms want people to know (Autism Magazine)

10 steps to include students with autism in general education classrooms (Think Inclusive)

After an autism diagnosis: 13 necessary next steps for parents (Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism)

An overlooked resource- people with disabilities (Think Inclusive)

Author tells own story of life with cerebral palsy (Madison Magazine)

Autism: The hidden talent that shows up in the workplace (Business Standard)

Gaming may help kids with ADHD (The Newspaper)

How to help children with autism make, and keep friends (Chicago Tribune)

Kids treated for ADHD can still struggle in school, especially girls (Reuters)

The joys and challenges of being a parent with autism (The Atlantic)

Using visual schedules to get a child with autism organized in 45 minutes (Autismag)

What sensory processing disorder says about autism (Spectrum)

August Special Needs Article Links

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Welcome to the August links. These are articles that I tweeted and or received from viewers during the month of August on special needs and developmental disability topics. Enjoy!

5 ways to help your child with autism be more spontaneous (The Suburban)

9 things people with autism want bullies to know (Autism Speaks)

Avonte settlement won’t heal the pain (Queens Gazette)

Care for Children with epilepsy should be aware of accompany disorders (Epilepsy Research UK)

Children with autism may benefit from weighted backpacks at school (Consumer Affairs)

Finally ADHD is recognized as a disability (West)

Florida Tech program to teach police about autism (WFTV9)

Helping students with autism make the back-to-school transition (Autism Speaks)

How to tell a skeptical souse your child has a sensory processing disorder (Integrated Learning Strategies)

Resources for creating sensory-diets (Growing Hands on Kids)

This non-speaking teenager wrote an incredibly profound letter explaining autism (The Sydney Morning Herald)

Tips for flying with children with autism (Autism Cruises)

Understanding the history and pervasive myths around autism (Mind/Shift)

What are the signs of sensory processing disorder? (The Sensory Spectrum)

Why we are proud to have autism (Independent)

FERPA Resources

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. (FERPA)

What is FERPA?

FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of students education records. Under FERPA law, parents have certain rights. The purpose of this regulation is protect the privacy of parents and students under section 444 of the General Provision Act.

Resources

FERPA General Guidance for Parents– U.S. Department of Education

Wikipedia Definition

FERPA and HIPAA

FERPA overview American Psychological Association

Legislative History of Major FERPA Provisions

Parents Guide to FERPA

FERPA– Wrightslaw.com