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School Accommodations For Children With Autism (Part 2)

In my previous blog, I discussed school accommodations for children with autism. An accommodation is an extra advantage or program or strategy assigned to a specific child.When a child needs something in a school setting that is different than what the typical kids receive, thats called an Accommodation. Typically, these accommodations are discussed during a childs IEP. They are initiated on a daily basis by either an aide or a teacher. And …

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School Accommodations For Children With Autism

What are accommodations?During your childs IEP, the IEP team will discuss how to help that specific child during a school day. The idea is to level the playing field for a specific child so that their school experience is as close to their peers experience as possible while also providing what that child needs to help them get through a school day. They need to be able to learn like all of the …

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It’s August… Time For A Last-Minute Road Trip

Even during a pandemic, families are holding on to their summer vacations and hitting the open road to make memories with their kids. AAA projects that Americans will take 683 million road trips from July to September. If you haven't gone away yet, there's plenty of time to take a last-minute road trip. Just keep in…

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Why A Home Exchange Is a Great Family Vacation

Like a lot of families, our summer vacation plans were canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to the days when we can travel again. When we are able, our next vacation will be a home exchange. We got started home exchanging three years ago, and now, it's our favorite way to vacation! So…

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Autism-Only School Environments

Autism-Only School Environments Yet another article has inspired me to blog about a new topic. Is an autism-only schooling environment better or worse for a child on the autism spectrum? What a great discussion topic. My son was in a typical high school general education environment (a large school). He had two accommodations (down from…