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Summer Camp and Prepping your kids and yourself

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Summer camp is one of the most amazing times in a kids life. They get to make new friends, learn survival skills and have memories that will last for their entire life. But how can you help your kids to be ready to be away from home, and how can you prepare yourself for . . . → Read More: Summer Camp and Prepping your kids and yourself

Reward Your Kids by Teaming Up With Sprout Characters

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Did your child clean her room? Did he make his bed? Or maybe help you set the table? While you may have thanked them profusely, how thrilling would it be for them to get a special shout-out from their favorite TV character as well? Thanks to Sprout, the 24-hour preschool network — through . . . → Read More: Reward Your Kids by Teaming Up With Sprout Characters

Facebook: the Anti-Social Network?

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Social media sites like Facebook connect users with old friends, new acquaintances and everyone in between. However, studies are revealing an inverse link with online connections and deeper, face-to-face relationships.

Norwegian researchers recently developed a test for networking sites, called the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, which likens inordinate amounts of time spent on the . . . → Read More: Facebook: the Anti-Social Network?

I’ve Got… Fun! Empower Kids with the New Interactive Book Series!

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If you’ve got kids, then you’re familiar with the many ups and downs of parenthood. Sometimes we could use a little help giving our kids the right answers and dealing with social issues. Luckily, the “I’ve Got” interactive book series for children helps do just that. These books were created for kids ages 5-12 . . . → Read More: I’ve Got… Fun! Empower Kids with the New Interactive Book Series!

Colorado State University Addressing Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders from Kindergarten through College

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They’re into cartoon characters, video games and candy like any other teenagers and young adults, and when they’re together, their autism spectrum disorders are barely visible. But an outing to the local shopping mall or navigating a college campus can be traumatic for young people with these disorders – a problem that Colorado State . . . → Read More: Colorado State University Addressing Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders from Kindergarten through College

New Pocket Guide Explains Popular Autism Intervention Approach

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Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) is one of today’s most popular and effective autism interventions—it uses natural learning opportunities to help children make lasting improvements in communication, behavior, and other key areas. Many professionals who work with children with autism are familiar with PRT, but until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to demystify . . . → Read More: New Pocket Guide Explains Popular Autism Intervention Approach

Oles create an ‘Awesome’ club for children with autism

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Even as a child, Natalie Davis ’12 knew her younger brother Trevor was different.

While most 3-year-olds can produce basic coherent sentences, Trevor’s verbal skills didn’t reach that point until he was 6 or 7 years old. While Natalie was invited to countless parties in school, Trevor ate lunch alone every day.

Trevor was . . . → Read More: Oles create an ‘Awesome’ club for children with autism

An Autism Child and His Community of Friends

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My son’s idea of a friend is someone that will say “hi” to him. A play date for my son is showing up, saying “hi” and leaving. Needless to say, I don’t schedule any play dates. I used to, but when he would want to leave after five minutes, it just wasn’t worth it.

. . . → Read More: An Autism Child and His Community of Friends

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