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Building Autism Acceptance Means Building the Confidence of Students with Special Needs

According to the CDC, autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the world. While it has become more of a part of our society, as of 2019, a vast majority of adults with autism are unemployed or underemployed. How do we change that? Building autism acceptance. Building Autism Acceptance Year Round April is Autism Acceptance Month […]

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How STEM Is Creating Opportunities In Special Needs Education

The case for STEM in special educationSTEM, which stands for “science, technology, engineering, and mathematics,” is creating new and exciting opportunities for students with special needs. The main goal of all educators is to ensure their student’s success by teaching them necessary life skills while cultivating their natural talents. Unfortunately, the current perspective on special […]

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2021 ASAH Conference–Incorporating STEM into the Special Needs Classroom

On November 19th, 2021, Diane Gray, Supervisor of Instruction at Alpha School in Jackson, New Jersey, and Amy Brandon, Supervisor of Instruction at Harbor School located in Eatontown, New Jersey, presented at this year’s 43rd annual ASAH Conference. Ms. Gray and Ms. Brandon presented a workshop on incorporating STEM into the special needs classroom. What is […]

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The 7 Essential Life Skills for Those with Autism

The importance of Life SkillsLife skills are essential for everyone, but helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn these skills is especially crucial as it can help prepare them for the day-to-day challenges of participating in their community and workplace, and feeling independent at home. Life skills also serve the important function of preparing […]

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