What: The integrated dance summer intensives has been hosted in the dance program at the University of Washington for three consecutive years. The week of classes consists of two complementary courses the Five Day Intensive and the Round Table, a forum for artists, educators and scholars working in the field of dance and disability.
Where: University of Washington Seattle, WA
When: Five Day Intensive, August 13-17 Round Table, August 13-17, plus 18
May 24, 2012 -- New research provides a snapshot of what life is like for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorder in the U.S.
The findings, which appear in the NCHS Data Brief, highlight areas where there is room for improvement, including earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and access to behavioral therapies and other services. The new study looked at children aged 6 to 17 with special health care needs and autism spectrum disorder in 2011.
More than half of school-aged kids were age 5 or older when they were first diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the study showed. Less than 20% were diagnosed by age 2. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians screen children for autism at 18 months of age.
Suspension rates have more than doubled over the last three decades across all grade levels. At the same time, racial gaps have widened: Black students are three and a half times as likely to be suspended or expelled as their white peers, according to Department of Education data released earlier this spring. The Office for Civil Rights gathered the data from 72,000 schools in 7,000 districts, which educate approximately 85 percent of the country’s students.
Best Buy recently unveiled a new tabletop radio with voice prompts that guide users as they change channels and maneuver other push-button commands.
It's the technology retailer's first product designed for the nation's estimated 20 million visually impaired, but experts say consumers can expect to find similar technology in a growing number and variety of products for the home and workplace.
Who are students with learning disabilities? It depends on what state or school district you live in.
The combination of a surge in the use of response to intervention and a lack of consensus about how much of a role cognitive assessment should play in an evaluation prompted the National Center for Learning Disabilities this month to issue a new set of guidelines on its view of how students with specific learning disabilities should be identified.
As the use of RTI has grown, there have also been concerns that it has been used inappropriately, delaying or preventing the identification of some students as having learning disabilities, or other disabilities.
What: Are you looking for new ways to keep your students engaged? Learn how to use arts strategies to create powerful learning experiences for middle and high school students. This hands-on workshop will show you how to use drama, creative writing, and visual art to deepen the teaching of language arts, social studies, history and/or current events. You will leave with effective teaching strategies and the confidence to use them in your own classroom. This workshop is designed for 6th-12th Grade Teachers of Language Arts, Social Studies, History and/or current events.
When: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 9:00am - 4:00pm Mountain
In 2008 the Scotch Plains Public Library and the Fanwood Memorial Library, together with our partners, created Libraries and Autism: We're Connected. This award winning project produced a customer service training video and website primarily for library staff to help them serve individuals with autism and their families more effectively. The video focuses on what you need to know about autism and will empower you with specific techniques to offer more inclusive service to this growing and underserved population.
For more details, a complete list of camp offerings and registration information, contact Angela Boos at Easter Seals-Goodwill at 406-657-9721 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited in some of the camps. Scholarships are available.
It is just one of a half-dozen summer camps that Easter Seals-Goodwill is offering in Billings that caters to children with special needs. The summer roster, which runs from June through August, also includes:
A weeklong handwriting camp for preschoolers with fine-motor challenges.
A Kids on Campus program, in conjunction with Montana State University Billings, to provide three camps: Movin’ and Groovin’ (music therapy fun), Art Camp for Sensory Integration and team building and social skills training.
Two Sibshops planned for children who have siblings with special needs. This is an interactive daylong event for these youth to chat about the challenges of having a sibling with special needs.