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Shania Twain Connects With Autistic Boy

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The first thing I told my son’s teacher, when we met, was that my son is extremely hard to motivate. When he doesn’t want to do a task, he won’t do it. No matter what. Unless you have the right motivator. What is that for him? Why, it’s country diva Shania Twain. Her . . . → Read More: Shania Twain Connects With Autistic Boy

Hoover Vacuum Break Down, Family Colds, and IEP Meeting

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My son is now sick. And guess what? So am I! The second time around is worse that the first. I just knew that I would end up with it again. I’m determined not to let it mess up my weekend, though.

Looks like I will have to get a new vacuum. . . . → Read More: Hoover Vacuum Break Down, Family Colds, and IEP Meeting

Cumberland County Teacher Breaks 5 Year Old’s Arm

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57 year old teacher Jackie Bennett, a teacher at J.W. Coon Elementary School, has been suspended from his job for breaking the arm of a five year old special needs student. Bennett told investigators that he was using a “therapeutic hold” on the child when it happened. Jackie Bennett has been with the . . . → Read More: Cumberland County Teacher Breaks 5 Year Old’s Arm

DISABLED CHILDREN RESTRAINT SECLUSION ABUSE

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Are physical restraints necessary? Is isolation the answer? Is being locked in a padded room an acceptable policy for handling children 5 to 11 in an elementary school? When do the needs and safety of the many outweigh the rights of one?

I was horrified with this video. If my child was placed . . . → Read More: DISABLED CHILDREN RESTRAINT SECLUSION ABUSE

Free IEP Workshop In NJ Covers Autism

Free workshop Bancroft (www.bancroft.edu) is offering on Effective Goal Writing for IEP Success on Wednesday, September 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This free workshop is one of a series on topics related to intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injuries. The workshops focus on topics of interest and concern to both . . . → Read More: Free IEP Workshop In NJ Covers Autism

Totino’s Back To School Giveaway

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As you jot down pencils and notebooks on your shopping list, remember to include Totino´s® Party Pizza® and Pizza Rolls® Snacks – kids´ most favorite thing for your freezer!

This fall, Totino´s is also helping to support your child´s school. Totino´s Party Pizzas will now carry Box Tops for Education! Now through September . . . → Read More: Totino’s Back To School Giveaway

Our First Cold of the School Year

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It’s the end of the second week of school for my daughter, and the second day of school for my son. We also have our first cold to deal with. My little girl is home sick today with a nasty cold. She wasn’t upset about missing school, except that it meant she was going . . . → Read More: Our First Cold of the School Year

Autism and College: Make it Work for Your Special Needs Child

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There’s no two ways about it: sending a child off to college is tough. Aside from monetary concerns like tuition, the dorm, books, and other living expenses, there is also the emotional strain of releasing your long-time dependent into the world on their own, knowing that this is their sink or swim moment and . . . → Read More: Autism and College: Make it Work for Your Special Needs Child

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