Can a Baby Be Diagnosed as Autistic?
By: Laura Entis Source: Fortune Autism spectrum disorder affects an estimated one in 68 children in the U.S. Early detection is important, but children typically can’t be diagnosed until after the age of two, when they start exhibiting symptoms such as repetitive behavior and difficulty... The post Can a Baby Be Diagnosed as Autistic? appeared first on Accelify.
Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line
By: Shaun Heasley Source: Disability Scoop Little more than a year after making headlines for strutting the runway at New York Fashion Week, a model with Down syndrome is back at the iconic event to debut her own clothing line. Australian model Madeline Stuart introduced... The post Model With Down Syndrome Launches Fashion Line appeared first on Accelify.
Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame
By: Michelle Diament Source: Disability Scoop Autism self-advocate Temple Grandin is one of 10 notables who will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame later this year. The Seneca Falls, N.Y. organization, which recognizes “women who have changed the course and culture of... The post Temple Grandin Named To Women’s Hall Of Fame appeared first on Accelify.
Do Special-Ed Students Need ‘Special’ Teachers? Not According to Arizona’s SB 1317
By: Sean Holstege Source: Phoenix New Times Imagine going to a doctor, learning you have brain damage, and being referred to a general practitioner instead of a neurologist. That’s exactly what state lawmakers are proposing to do with special education, said one Phoenix mother when... The post Do Special-Ed Students Need ‘Special’ Teachers? Not According to Arizona’s SB 1317 appeared first on Acce...
Accelify Launches #LoveTeaching Contest
This valentines week we asked our customers to share with us why they #LoveTeaching. See what they had to say below and join the love fest on Twitter or Facebook! To show our thanks, one lucky teacher or school provider will win a $100 Staples... The post Accelify Launches #LoveTeaching Contest appeared first on Accelify.
Severely Disabled Kids’ Lives at Risk, Parents Say, as Texas Enacts Medicaid Cost-Savings Plan
By: J. David McSwane Source: The Dallas Morning News Amy Pratt drove her severely disabled son, Quinten, four-plus hours to Children’s Medical Center Dallas only to learn the insurance company that Texas hired to care for him had suddenly denied payment for an important procedure,... The post Severely Disabled Kids’ Lives at Risk, Parents Say, as Texas Enacts Medicaid Cost-Savings Plan appeared fi...
Three global indexes show that U.S. public schools must be doing something right
By: Valerie Strauss Source: The Washington Post Nancy Truitt Pierce is a member of the Monroe School Board in Washington state who was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to his STEM Alliance Advisory Board. In her day job, she is a consultant who convenes monthly... The post Three global indexes show that U.S. public schools must be doing something right appeared first on Accelify.
Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion
By: Peter Balonon-Rosen Source: NPR Ed It can be difficult to socialize and make friends for many children with autism. Often that’s because reading body language and others’ emotions doesn’t always come easily. Many of us seem to learn these social skills naturally, but maybe... The post Using Improv To Help Kids With Autism Show And Read Emotion appeared first on Accelify.
Schools Have Made Very Little Progress in Recruiting Minority Teachers
We’ve come a long way since Brown v. Board of Education began the desegregation of our nation’s schools, but we still have a ways to go. A report out this week shows schools in the nation’s capital remain intensely segregated, with a racial achievement gap... The post Schools Have Made Very Little Progress in Recruiting Minority Teachers appeared first on Accelify.
New Report Shows Schools in the Nation’s Capital Remain Intensely Segregated
By: John McDonald Source: Civil Rights Project The UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles today released a new research report on segregation and its alternatives in Washington D.C. showing that despite the sharply increasing diversity of the nation’s capital, generation after generation of African American students... The post New Report Shows Schools in the Nation’s Capital Remain I...