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, that’s called an “Accommodation.” Typically, these accommodations are discussed during a child’s IEP. … [Read more...] about School Accommodations For Children With Autism (Part 2)
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What are “accommodations?”During your child’s 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 … [Read more...] about School Accommodations For Children With Autism
I was speaking with a relative recently who mentioned that her child, who is one year older than mine, has had trouble with standardized tests. This typical sixteen-year-old struggled with the “practice” PSAT and then again on the SAT. She was planning on retaking the SAT or taking the ACT later in the year. Her mom was confident she’d improve, especially since she was … [Read more...] about Autism and College-Related Standardized Tests
Are Children with Autism Singled Out? Why do I ask this question? Because of what happened at my son’s school just this past Friday. Why is this past Friday important? Because this past Friday was only a few short days after the latest awful school tragedy, this one in Parkland, Florida. In this version a “weird” “outcast” “loner” nineteen-year-old … [Read more...] about Are Children with Autism Singled Out?
I recently attended my…well, I don’t really know how many conferences on autism I have attended. Let’s just say, it’s a double digit number. Anyway, I ventured down to Huntington Library in San Marino, California and attended the first day of the Profectum Conference (Honoring Individual Differences: The Gateway to Supporting Neurodiversity in Autism and Mental Health … [Read more...] about Another Autism Conference