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Improving Autism Outcomes with Early Diagnoses Through Technology

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Has the increased incidence of Autism in America come about because there are external factors that result in more cases, or is the higher percentage being reported a result of better record keeping or the expanded definitions on the spectrum?

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Down Syndrome Entrepreneur Shows How It's Done with Special Kneads

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 4, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you're ever in the mood for a homemade cranberry-apple pie, the best place to find one is in Broome County New York at the Regional Farmer's Market. What's so special about these pies?

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Occupational Therapist Sells Toys and Equipment for Special Needs Kids

Posted by Brian Spence on Jun 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When Aviva Weiss bought an ugly weighted vest for her daughter with special needs, the seed of a business began to grow in her mind. Because Weiss was an occupational therapist, she already knew the equipment, clothing, and games available for kids with developmental disabilities were often too high-priced and not very nice.

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Topics: Healthcare, Behavioral Health

Social Work Through Pizza and Kindness

Posted by Brian Spence on May 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Rosa's Fresh Pizza is serving up food, comfort, and kindness to Philadelphia's homeless residents. The New-York-style pizzeria is partnering with its customers to help feed the hungry by allowing them to pre-purchase slices for indigent men and women.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

The Unique Challenge of Teaching Special Education

Posted by Brian Spence on May 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

It's not easy being a special ed teacher. All teachers face their own set of challenges, but for special ed teachers, those challenges can be even more advanced. The challenges, however, are also backed by their own unique set of rewards. If you're a special ed teacher, many of these scenarios will seem all too familiar.

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Topics: Education, Behavioral Health

How Special Needs Instructors Can Connect With Their Peers

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 30, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A recent Edutopia article explored the loneliness that special education instructors feel on the job. In her op-ed "Easing a Feeling of Professional Isolationism," columnist Jayne Clare explains that being a special ed teacher can feel lonely. The 30-year education veteran said instructors can overcome isolation by connecting with others.

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Topics: Education, Behavioral Health

Autism Awareness Month - How Apple Has Empowered the Voiceless

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. With a growing incidence in the country, The Autism Society was founded in 1965 and in the early 1970s began a nationwide campaign to raise awareness. Nearly 50 years later, April is still celebrated as a time to raise awareness around the differences of those on the spectrum, supporting people and educating the public on this disorder.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Social Work on Wheels: Providing Showers to the Homeless

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Taking a shower is a ritual most people do daily. Most homeless people, however, don't have this privilege. Most don't have access to water resources to keep clean. One woman decided to help this population in San Francisco receive showers. Lava Mae, a nonprofit organization, delivers free showers to help homeless people through mobile bathroom units. The non-profit is trying to expand access for homeless people to receive showers during 2018.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Careers in Social Work: Myths Vs. Facts

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 2, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Few professions encounter as many stereotypes as modern social work. Unfortunately, many of these beliefs, besides their overwhelming inaccuracy, may also inspire doubt in individuals considering pursuing this as a career. Below, we'll explore some of the more common myths and show how rewarding a career it actually is.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Three Ways to Help Children With Special Needs

Posted by Brian Spence on Mar 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Children with special needs are an important part of our community. Often, they may require extra help for them to achieve their potential. If you are looking for ways to help, there are several things you can do.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

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