Get the FAPE in here! Supreme Court ruling supporting special education.

Jun 02, 18 Get the FAPE in here! Supreme Court ruling supporting special education.

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FAPE is…??? FAPE stands for “free appropriate public education.” It’s the main thing your property taxes pay for and what your lottery dollars are supposed to pay for. So, if you buy scratch offs and your child school sucks you might want to start asking some questions. IJS. There’s an expectation that...

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SSI or SSDI. What to know when applying for disability benefits.

May 25, 18 SSI or SSDI. What to know when applying for disability benefits.

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Should I apply for SSI or SSDI or both? Pathfinders for Autism, a friend of the disabilities community, has put together some valuable information about applying for SSI and SSDI benefits. SSI (supplemental security income) is not the same as SSDI (social security disabilities insurance). The first thing you need to know when...

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Your child is diagnosed with autism. CONGRATULATIONS!

Apr 27, 18 Your child is diagnosed with autism. CONGRATULATIONS!

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Diagnosed with autism… CONGRATS!! Has this happened to you Seth’s Mom family? You share with a parent of an autistic child that your child was just diagnosed with autism and they say congratulations. Some of you will say YES this has happened to me. Saying congratulations, may seem like an unusual, maybe even cruel,...

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Disabilities jargon: What is stimming behavior?

Apr 24, 18 Disabilities jargon: What is stimming behavior?

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What is stimming Hand flapping. Pacing. Finger Flicking. Spinning. These are all examples of stimming. The term is short for "self-stimulatory behavior" (Sims and Hughes, 2016). Stimming behavior is repetitive and can increase when a person is nervous. Why does it happen Stimming is generally considered a reaction to stimuli, but...

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Autism symptoms. What do they look like?

Apr 18, 18 Autism symptoms. What do they look like?

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  What does autism look like Despite how frequently autism (or autism spectrum disorder) is discussed in classrooms and in the media, many are still not sure what autism symptoms looks like. 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism (National Institute of Mental Health, 2016). This means it's highly likely that either you have a...

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Support jargon: What is ABA?

Apr 12, 18 Support jargon: What is ABA?

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What is ABA? Well, it is not the american bar association. At least not for the Seth’s Mom family. ABA stands for applied behavior analysis. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) located in Colorado, defines ABA as A systematic approach for influencing socially important behavior through the identification of...

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