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The Coffee Klatch Parent’s Holiday Book Wish list

The best gift you can give a special needs parent is that of understanding, compassion, admiration and respect. This holiday give that special needs parent the ultimate present, the gift of empowerment. A simple holiday card with your message of

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The Coffee Klatch Special Needs Children’s Wish List

The greatest gift you can give a special needs child is undertanding, acceptance and respect for their gains and gifts. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, when that special needs child looks into your eyes let

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Ahem…legislators? Some thoughts on Autism Policy

For legislators, some thoughts on autism policy: 1. Promote and respect our kids as valued human beings. Until then, all the policies and legislation we’ve worked so hard for will be circumvented by discrimination and the “law of unintended consequences.”

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Using the Penn State Sex Abuse Tragedy as a teaching tool to prevent abuse

The Penn State Sex Abuse Crisis has horrified us as parents and as human beings. The thought of someone being able to use their power to abuse children is incomprehensible. Sometimes parents wait until it is s too late to

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Ten Steps To Writing Effective IEP Goals – Dennise Goldberg

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires that all Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) include: A statement of measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals, designed to (a) meet the child’s needs that result from the child’s disability to enable

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Substitute Teacher – Special Needs Student How to prepare – Lorna d’Entremont

Teaching in inclusive classrooms is very challenging. Being a substitute teacher (supply teacher) in one is even more difficult. Working as a substitute teacher in a special education classroom is a demanding but stimulating task also. The school administrator and

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