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  • Toys for Autistic Children:

    Special Interest
    When choosing toys for autistic children think about what they like. Many autistic kids have a deep interest in a special subject. Does the child you are shopping for have
    an interest in a particular subject?
    If so look at gifts in these areas. If the child is interested in dinosaurs, cars, or planes…[Read more]

  • happy started the topic Temper tantrums in the forum Behavior 1 year, 10 months ago

    Temper tantrums

    Temper tantrums are unpleasant and disruptive behaviors or emotional outbursts. They often occur in response to unmet needs or desires. Tantrums are more likely to occur in younger children or others who cannot express their needs or control their emotions when they are frustrated.
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    Temper tantrums or…[Read more]

  • Patients & Clients: Learn About Occupational Therapy
    Find answers and resources (tip sheets) for you to learn more about how occupational therapy can help you or your loved ones live life to its fullest. Browse this section for more about our science-driven and evidence-based profession.

    What Can Occupational Therapy Do for You?

    Occupational…[Read more]

  • Does My Child Have Physical Developmental Delays?
    ​Physical developmental delays are when children aren’t doing activities (like rolling over, sitting without support, or walking) that other children their age are doing. Developmental delays can be a sign of a serious health condition, so it’s important to talk with your child’s pediatricia…[Read more]

  • Adult Services | What We Do

    Adult Day Habilitation Program
    The Autism Cares Foundation Services Division provides an adult day habilitation program.  This program uses evidenced based approaches and curricula to teach daily living skills, social skills, and self-help skills in a fun, structured, and supportive environment.

    Our Adult Day Program…[Read more]

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist

    Many of the symptoms listed in the following categories are common to that particular age group.
    Where more than a few symptoms are found in a child, we recommend you talk to your doctor or
    check the STAR Institute’s treatment directory (spdstar.org) for a professional experienced with
    treating Sensory P…[Read more]

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist
    Many of the symptoms listed in the following categories are common to that particular age group.
    Where more than a few symptoms are found in a child, we recommend you talk to your doctor or
    check the STAR Institute’s treatment directory (spdstar.org) for a professional experienced with
    treating Sensory P…[Read more]

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist
    Many of the symptoms listed in the following categories are common to that particular age group.
    Where more than a few symptoms are found in a child, we recommend you talk to your doctor or
    check the STAR Institute’s treatment directory (spdstar.org) for a professional experienced with
    treating Sensory P…[Read more]

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist
    Many of the symptoms listed in the following categories are common to that particular age group.
    Where more than a few symptoms are found in a child, we recommend you talk to your doctor or
    check the STAR Institute’s treatment directory (spdstar.org) for a professional experienced with
    treating Sensory P…[Read more]

  • Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist
    Many of the symptoms listed in the following categories are common to that particular age group.
    Where more than a few symptoms are found in a child, we recommend you talk to your doctor or
    check the STAR Institute’s treatment directory (spdstar.org) for a professional experienced with
    treating Sensory P…[Read more]

  • Developmental milestones record

    Developmental milestones are behaviors or physical skills seen in infants and children as they grow and develop. Rolling over, crawling, walking, and talking are all considered milestones. The milestones are different for each age range.

    There is a normal range in which a child may reach each milestone. For…[Read more]

  • Developmental milestones record

    Developmental milestones are behaviors or physical skills seen in infants and children as they grow and develop. Rolling over, crawling, walking, and talking are all considered milestones. The milestones are different for each age range.

    There is a normal range in which a child may reach each milestone. For…[Read more]

  • TITLE: “EFFECTIVE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAM (IEP) MEETINGS” WEB-BASED TRAINING AND DELIVERY OF REUSABLE IEP CHARTS NUMBER:
    REF-1828.0
    ISSUER: Donnalyn Jaque-Antón, Associate Superintendent
    Division of Special Education
    DATE: July 1, 2005
    ROUTING
    All Locations
    Local District Superintendents
    Local District Directors
    Support Unit Admi…[Read more]

  • Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
    Reviewed by: Steven J. Bachrach, MD

    What’s an IEP?
    Kids with delayed skills or other disabilities might be eligible for special services that provide individualized education programs in public schools, free of charge to families. Understanding how to access these services can help parents be effective…[Read more]

  • The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is a validated developmental screening tool for toddlers between 16 and 30 months of age. It is designed to identify children who may benefit from a more thorough developmental and autism evaluation.

    Once an autism diagnosis is reached, medical guidelines including the American Academy of…[Read more]

  • Instructions for Taking and Scoring the M-CHAT-R (available in other languages here)The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised (M-CHAT-R) is a screener that will ask a series of 20 questions about your child’s behavior. It’s intended for toddlers between 16 and 30 months of age. The results will let you know if a further evaluation m…[Read more]

  • AUTISM SPECTRUM ATHLETICS WHERE AWESOME & AMAZING HAPPEN

    Autism Spectrum Athletics (ASA) is committed to providing  non-competitive seasonal sports programs.  These programs are open to all children with Autism, Aspergers, Central Auditory Processing (CAPD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity (ADHD/ADD) and other related disorders. ASA utilizes trad…[Read more]

  • 10 Inclusion Tips for Sports and Recreation
    1. Let Your Child Take the Lead
    As a parent, one only wants what is best for their child. However, it is essential to consider your child’s interests, abilities and strengths. Whenever possible, talk about the different sports programs that are available and include your child in the decision-making p…[Read more]

  • 6 Steps for Requesting a School Evaluation

    By Amanda Morin

    If you want to request a free school evaluation for your child, you may wonder how to get that process going. It starts with a simple but formal letter you write to the school. Here are the steps to make it happen.

    1.Find out where to send your request.

    Ask your child’s teacher who t…[Read more]

  • A Guide to the Individualized Education Program

    1. Preface
    2. Introduction
    3. The Basic Special Education Process Under IDEA
    4. A Closer Look at the IEP
    5. Contents of the IEP
    6. Additional State and School-System Content
    7. The IEP Team Members
    8. Writing the IEP
    9. Deciding Placement
    10. After the IEP is Written
    11. Implementing the IEP
    12.…[Read more]

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