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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Dyslexia defined

Jun 24, 18 Dyslexia defined

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I read therefore I am Switching letters in a word or reading word backwards is not all there is to dyslexia. In fact, the way dyslexia is portrayed in movies and television is not how the learning disability looks in real life. You’ve seen characters read the word “hungry” like “hnugry”, or some...

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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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