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Transition Planning: Is Independence in My Child’s Future?

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Jul, 2013

Transition Planning: Is Independence in My Child’s Future?

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  My Child is Growing Up! What Can I Do to Prepare for the Future? Yes, children with disabilities do grow up. IEP teams are required to begin the transition planning process in early adolescence. While we might focus on academic skills, it's important to look at behavior, routines, and social skills. Sometimes we enjoy (or grow accustomed

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Independent Living: Is Crossing the Street as Easy as ‘Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again’?

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Being independent requires being able to navigate the community safely. What are some tips? [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: A pedestrian LED Traffic Light in Financial District, New York City, NY Deutsch: Eine Fussgängerampel im Financial District in New York City (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]   Prepare to be aware of the environment. The first step in community safety

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Can Food Allergies Affect Behavior and Quality of Life?

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Jun, 2013

Can Food Allergies Affect Behavior and Quality of Life?

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At the grocery store the other day, I picked up a copy of an interesting magazine, Autism File, geared toward families. The focus of this issue (April-May 2012) was the Autism-Allergy overlap and other nutritional information.In one article, I learned about salicylates, a substance naturally found in plants but particularly in fruits. For some people, salicylates cause red

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Transition to Independent Living: What Happens After High School?

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May, 2013

Transition to Independent Living: What Happens After High School?

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Individuals with disabilities go through many transitions in their school career as they progress through elementary, middle school and high school. At each stage, teams discuss how to make the transition as smooth as possible. What is expected at the next level? Will teachers understand his or her needs? How can we make it less stressful?Even more worrisome

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