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Literacy for All

Read Across America Day is just a few weeks away! On March 2nd, Dr. Seuss’ birthday, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers will bring together kids, teens and books, which is exciting because we all know how important literacy

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Webinar Recap: Promoting Social Emotional Wellness Among Transition Age Youth with ASD

Addressing the Challenges Facing Transition Age Youth with ASD Rethink recently had the amazing opportunity to host a webinar on the topic of social emotional wellness for transition age youth with ASD.  We were privileged to be joined by three

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Sesame Street’s Ongoing Mission to Raise Social Awareness

Sesame Street’s new character with autism, Julia, is a part of a long line of Sesame Street characters who help raise social awareness amongst children by Dr. Patricia Wright I am definitely a member of the Sesame Street generation. Sharing

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3 Ways to Integrate Data Collection Into Employment for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

How data can support adults with developmental disabilities beyond the classroom by Angela Nelson In recent years, there’s been a real push to beef up data in special education classrooms to objectively track progress, make data-based decisions, and help to make

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Spotlight Teacher of the Month: Scarlet Belonie

School District: Clinton School District, Arkansas Position: Self-Contained Classroom Teacher 6 years ago Scarlet Belonie went to her administrator in tears. She was growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of tools and resources she needed to really make an impact

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Using Incidental Teaching to Engage Children in Summer Learning

  Take Advantage of Teachable Moments with Incidental Teaching Whether you are a parent or a teacher, you probably worry about summer learning loss, which frequently occurs when children are out of school for extended breaks. And while learning loss

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Rethink’s Patricia Wright Talks Transition and Employment on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio

How to support successful transition and employment for adults with autism Last week Patricia Wright, Rethink’s Vice President of Professional Services, appeared on Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio with Autism Speaks‘ Director of Adult Services, David Kearon, to discuss how to

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4 Ways to Support Neuro-Diversity in the Workplace

Two thought leaders discuss how businesses can better support neuro-diversity in the workplace An inclusive workplace is not only a commitment to a diverse workforce, but to a culture in which differences are respected and everyone, regardless of their differences or

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Spotlight Teachers: Dmitry Libman and Kara O’Donnell

School District: Yonkers Public Schools Positions:  Physical and Occupational Therapists, respectively At the beginning of the 2014/15 school year the Autism Program for high school-aged students in Yonkers Public Schools moved to Roosevelt High School, situated in a more urban

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Putting a Stop-block on the Summer Slide

3 tips for how teachers can support students in avoiding the summer slide The Summer Slide is a familiar conundrum for all educators. The term refers to the learning loss many students experience over the summer break. Research done in 1996

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