Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Celebrities Take Aim At 'Special Needs'

With a new short film, a handful of famous faces are using offbeat humor to question whether the needs of people with Down syndrome truly are "special." Read More >

Purim, Passover, and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Recognizing and Dealing with the Challenges

The Jewish holiday of Purim starts next week; a month later, Passover will arrive. These holidays can be very stressful for children and adolescents who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and for their families. Observance of these holidays can impose social, sensory, and other demands that trigger the specific challenges created by the ASD. Parents whose children and adolescents receive special education services to address ASD-related challenges may be able to advocate for additional support from school and home-based providers. Changes in Routine Many families observe the holiday of Purim by dressing in costumes, attending their synagogues in the evening…  Read in browser »

Fidget Cube: Small in Size, Big on Benefits

Do you or someone you know bite their nails, click their pens, twirl their hair, or jangle their keys?  Most of us do it, fidgeting is a common characteristic in all ages.  Fidgeting can include small movements of the hands when one becomes nervous, bored or impatient.

A small little device they call the Fidget Cube has been designed to keep fidgety hands occupied!  The Fidget Cube aims to satisfy any urges to click, roll, spin, and other common fidgeting habits.  This cube is small and compact, making it discreet and easy to accommodate in any setting.  With the Fidget Cube being small, it can fit in most pockets making it easy to bring with and use in any situation from the classroom to the board room.   http://ndipat.org/blog/fidget-cube-small-in-size-big-on-benefits-2/