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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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How Far Should a School Go to Accommodate for Kids’ Allergies?

I dont know how many of you have been following this peanut allergy story in Florida, but heres the lowdown. A 6-year-old girl at an elementary school in Edgewater had a peanut allergy so severe that she would have a reaction if she were to breathe traces of nut dust in the air. Her school took certain measures to accommodate her, but many parents became outraged by the lengths the school went to for the girl.

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Fall is the New Spring

We’re one month into autumn. School and work and life schedules have reverted to some sort of “normal” structure. Sweaters and suits have come out of closets to replace bikinis and sunglasses. Leaves are changing from green to red, gold, and brown, or, depending on where you are, have already begun to fall. There’s a…