Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lawmakers Look To Rein In Alternative Diplomas


A new proposal in Congress would ensure that parents of students with disabilities are provided more information before their child is taken off track for a regular diploma.  http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2015/02/18/lawmakers-alternative-diplomas/20072/

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Autism & Hoarding: Adult Son Fears Parent’s Help with Overflowing Room


Advice on understanding hoarding and why it’s so common among those with autism – along with helpful behavioral strategies from a psychologist in the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network.  https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2015/02/06/autism-hoarding-adult-son-fears-parent%E2%80%99s-help-overflowing-room?utm_source=email&utm_medium=text-link&utm_campaign=sciencedigest

Autism & Pica: Study Shows Behavioral Interventions can Reduce Danger


In a review of autism treatment records, researchers have identified behavioral strategies that effectively curb the autism-related tendency to eat dangerous nonfood items.   https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/autism-and-pica-study-shows-behavioral-intervention-can-reduce-danger?utm_source=email&utm_medium=text-link&utm_campaign=sciencedigest