Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs?

Dec 10, 18 Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs?

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Autism jargon: what is SIB or SIBs? In the world of autism, and other spectrum disorders, SIB or SIBs is not a sibling. The acronym actually stands for self-injurious behaviors or self injurious behaviors. They can be described as Behaviors that an individual engages in that may cause physical harm, such as head banging, or...

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Disability Scoop – Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

Nov 20, 18 Disability Scoop – Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis

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FROM DISABILITY SCOOP Saliva Test May Help Speed Up Autism Diagnosis New research suggests that determining whether or not a child likely has autism could one day be as simple as spitting in a cup. By looking at RNA in saliva, researchers say they can identify kids on the spectrum with 85 percent accuracy. The findings come from a...

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Technology, learning, autism, special education – our friends at Awake Labs

Nov 05, 18 Technology, learning, autism, special education – our friends at Awake Labs

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by Paul Fijal CPO Awake Labs Technology, learning, autism, special education *Disclaimer – this blog post makes reference to organizations and technologies developed by people we admire. References to these groups does not explicitly mean that they endorse Awake Labs. All of the information and links shared in this blog post...

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Easterseals hosts respite weekends

Sep 18, 18 Easterseals hosts respite weekends

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Respite weekends hosted by Easterseals Maryland From Easter Seals: Respite Weekends !     Have you heard about our newest offering “Music Jam”!   Music Jam is almost three full three days of respite care for ALL AGES and ALL ABILITES starting at 9 am on Friday morning October 5 and ending Sunday October 7 at 5 pm....

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Activities and events for disabled children – KEEN Greater DC special needs activities

Sep 09, 18 Activities and events for disabled children – KEEN Greater DC special needs activities

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Activities and events for disabled children It’s that time of year again parents, caregivers, and families. Fall is upon us and our children are going back to school. We’ve had all summer to schedule play dates and enjoy vacations. We’ve visited family and spent the night in watching movies. Now, we have work...

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ActuallyAutistic. From people first language to self identifying language.

Jul 02, 18 ActuallyAutistic. From people first language to self identifying language.

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ActuallyAutistic versus people first language In another article we discussed ActuallyAutistic and what it means for self-advocacy and people diagnosed with autism. In this article we’ll discuss part of the reason ActuallyAutistic became a thing. The community has shifted from separating themselves from their diagnosis to...

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