Link: Special Ed Empowerment
Parents of special-education students rarely get to have those precious, scholastic coming-of-age moments, such as watching their children star in school recitals or pitch shutouts for their baseball teams. If there's a meeting at school, it's often to focus on what their children can't do and how to make the best accommodations. So there's something powerful about the annual Pastime Players performance, when parents get to see their children take the stage, regardless of mental or physical challenges, and showcase their ability to recite poetry or Shakespearean lines or to dance hip-hop or to sing "What a Wonderful World."
Link: Community Treatment
Social skills training, psychotherapy, and behavioral training such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) may be helpful for people with Asperger syndrome. This review article describes treatments for people with Asperger syndrome.
Link: UWR Leadership
The Federal Interagency Coordinating Council on Access and Mobility is announcing the 2008 National United We Ride (UWR) Leadership Awards Program. This non-monetary award recognizes states, localities, communities or organizations that have provided leadership and action toward developing and/or implementing exemplary, high-quality, coordinated human service transportation programs or systems. Successful coordination strategies enable citizens to access key services, build strong communities, and achieve the independence that all Americans deserve.