Happy Thursday To You.

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I’m not going to lie.

I want you to be excited about today.  I wanted you to go to bed last night with those excited butterflies in your tummy like I always did. I want you to wake up and jump out of bed with a smile on your face that stretches from one ear to the other. I want you to pick a special meal, a favorite restaurant, your outfit for the day.  I want you to be excited for people to greet you all day long.  I want you to go to bed with that same smile from the morning, while clutching a new favorite item.  Your whole body filled with that customary happiness most children feel on the best day of the year.  The only day on the calendar, out of all 365, that really matters.

Today is your 5th birthday.

But, to you, it’s just Thursday.

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Resources For Wandering Children With Autism

 

http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2011/06/01/10-resources-for-wandering-children-with-autism/

 

 

 

iPad Technology for Non-Verbal Individuals with Autism

Speech Therapy for Autism

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VAST (Video Assisted Speech Technology) “Brings true meaning to the educational power of apps for kids. Extraordinary work” –apps4kids

Exciting New iPad Technology for Non-Verbal Individuals with Autism

According to recent statistics, autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S. today. Autism affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys. About 40% of children with autism do not talk at all. Another 25%-30% of children with autism have some words at 12-18 months of age and then lose them. Others may speak, but not until later in childhood. In 20 years there has been a 600% increase in the cases of autism. About a third to a half of those individuals will not develop enough natural speech to meet their daily communication needs.

Thanks to recent technology like the iPad/iPod Touch a groundbreaking and exciting therapeutic technique to teach non-verbal students to use spoken language has…

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A Great Blog For Special Needs Apps

Be sure to check in the comments on the blog page listed below for some other links to apps for special needs as well.   🙂

http://blog.momswithapps.com/apps-for-special-needs/

 

 

A letter to teachers from “Every special needs child they will ever teach”. Written by Hazel Green, mother of two autistic spectrum children, and founder of Hope Springs Advocates | Patient Talk

A letter to teachers from “Every special needs child they will ever teach”. Written by Hazel Green, mother of two autistic spectrum children, and founder of Hope Springs Advocates | Patient Talk.

10 Ways To Keep Your Child Safe

http://www.healthcentral.com/autism/c/1443/161654/10-ways-child-autism-safe/