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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” Guest Blog by Rosa Ray Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”

Who we are – Autism Europe Autism-Europe aisbl is an international association whose main objective is to advance the rights of autistic people and their families and to help them improve their quality of life. It ensures effective liaison among almost 90 member autism organisations from 38 European countries, including 26 Member States of the European Union, governments and European and international institutions. Autism-Europe plays a key role in raising public awareness, and in influencing the European decision-makers on all issues relating to the rights of autistic people. Self-advocates and parents play a central role in our organisation to ensure that the views and interests of persons with autism are adequately reflected in our work. We are recognised by the European institutions as the voice of autistic people and their families in Europe. To maximise our impact on the European Union’s policies, Autism-Europe also works in strategic coalitions with organisations that share the same concerns and goals.

Holly Robinson Peete: Autism Advocate, Actress, and Mom The doctors informed Holly and Rodney that R.J would never say, “I love you” or participate in sports. By Ron Sandison On March 2nd I met Holly Robinson Peete at the 78th Annual Michigan Council of Exceptional Children Conference (MCEC) in Grand Rapids. I presented a breakout secession on Practical Insight for Parenting & Teaching Children with Autism. Equal Access: Universal Design of Libraries A checklist for making libraries welcoming, accessible, and usable Libraries play an important role in ensuring that everyone has access to information in printed and electronic forms. In making these resources accessible and useful to everyone, principles of universal design (UD) can be employed. Legal Issues Kelly Preston - Jett Travolta's Autism & Death on "The Doctors" Manage Push Notifications If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser. For turning notifications on or off on Google Chrome and Android click here, for Firefox click here, for Safari click here and for Microsoft's Edge click here. Manage Push Notifications If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser.

Sibling's Voice - VOR It was a matinee showing of the Broadway play “The King and I” and the excited audience members took their seats. One mother that was attending, however, decided to bring her autistic son with her and hoped that he wouldn’t be a distraction to the other members of the audience. When the play started, however, things. didn’t go as expected. The mother’s son started making a fuss and members of the audience became frustrated.

Toni Braxton's son suffered autism as a child & has grown into a handsome fashion model Toni Braxton's son Diezel Braxton-Lewis who once suffered autism is now bringing his modeling game. Diezel was diagnosed with autism at the tender age of three but has managed to overcome the challenges of the disorder. Toni Braxton is a singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, television personality, and philanthropist who rose to fame in the early 1990s as a popular R&B singer. She married musician Keri Lewis on April 21, 2001. UDL in the ESSA Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 This past December, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind. And for the first time, the nation’s general K-12 education law defines and endorses Universal Design for Learning. As CAST’s friends at the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) point out—

Kalin Bennett, Kent State’s 6-11 freshman basketball player with autism, embraces new school and challenges KENT, Ohio - There is an immediate recognition that something is special about Kalin Bennett. His 6-foot-11 frame, 300 pounds and infectious 1,000-watt smile offer only a glimpse of how Bennett stands out among his peers. “His energy always lifts the room,” said Kent State junior forward Danny Pippen. “KB is the one who will come into the gym the loudest at 7 a.m. He’s funny and a cool dude.” Bennett is a freshman on the Kent State basketball team.

One Place for Special Needs About Us Dawn Villarreal has two special needs children. When she learned of her children’s disabilities she found it difficult to find answers. “In many cases, physicians give parents the devastating news that their child has a lifelong disability and then send them on their way,” Villarreal said. “At a time when parents need the most support, they find they are on their own.” Villarreal made it her mission to help families find the resources and services they need. Jenny McCarthy and Autism – Jenny McCarthy is a TV actress and celebrity author. After first making a name for herself as a Playboy model, she built a career in entertainment and finally became the face of autism when her son was diagnosed with the disease. She became an avid supporter of the “anti-vaccination” groups that believe that autism is linked to early-childhood vaccinations. The link between autism and vaccinations has been , and the fear of vaccinations it created caused the resurgence of usually rare illnesses in a few places. Jenny McCarthy’s son Evan was diagnosed with autism when he was a young child and had trouble with seizures in addition to other symptoms of autism. This, McCarthy said, was the reason for her divorce from husband John Mallory Asher who couldn’t handle the difficult diagnosis.

The Learning Styles of Children with ASD By Bethany McCabe, MS, OTR/L Both children on the autism spectrum and their neurotypical peers learn best when they are exposed to various learning styles and teaching methods. Studies have shown that uncovering and supporting children’s favored learning styles can improve performance in all areas. To understand how a child learns best, it helps to understand what type of learning environment a child responds to organically. First, there is visual style learning. ‎Proloquo2Go on the App Store Tap images. Type words. Speak.