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Micro Businesses Opportunities and ASD

Recently, I have read about micro businesses and how they can positively impact those with autism. A micro business is a very small business - typically a one-person enterprise. These kinds of opportunities can...

Avoid Outbursts by Controlling Emotional Responses

When my son JJ was 16 years old, he was suspended from high school for his impulsive behavior. His peers knew what buttons to push and it continually got him into trouble. The Incredible...
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Social Rule # 52: DON’T BE A VICTIM!

Honoring National Safety Month, an integral component to safety is to learn how to not become a victim. Once a victim, the role tends to follow the child everywhere. What is a victim? It is a kid...

Sharing Their Passions – How Can Your Child’s Passion Help Others?

I work in a school for students (ages 3 – 22) with various special needs and we recently welcomed a new student in my adult transition classroom. Getting to know “Max” has been fun...
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Portrait of a Bully

Dictionary.com defines bully: –noun a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. –verb (used with object) to act the bully toward; intimidate; domineer. –verb (used without object) to be loudly arrogant...

Last is First in Backward Chaining

Typically when teaching a child a skill we start at the beginning, move through the sequence of steps, and conclude with the final step. This is called forward chaining. The reverse to this is backward...