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February 21, 2021

Community Shares | Feb 23rd

Is your child having issues with sensory challenges and anxiety? If so, make sure not to miss Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s webinar on Tuesday, March 9 at 2 p.m. EST. NBC reports that more parents have sought ADHD diagnoses and drugs for their children in an effort to increase focus and manage remote learning […]

February 21, 2021

More Adaptive PE Teachers Needed for Students in Special Education

University of Minnesota Duluth Aims to Turn Out Licensed Teachers to Meet Demand Federal law mandates that physical education be provided to students with disabilities. Although teachers aren’t required to be licensed in order to instruct adaptive physical education (APE) to students with special needs, it is still challenging for school districts to find qualified […]

February 21, 2021

Cognitive Training Using Virtual Reality Effective for Kids on the Spectrum

The New Technology Provides a Safe Controllable Environment for Therapies A recent study published in Current Research in Behavioral Sciences theorizes that cognitive training through the use of virtual reality (VR) technology may now be a feasible autism treatment. Researchers have been interested in using VR to help children with autism connect with the world […]

February 21, 2021

Feds Give Direction on Reopening Schools for Students with Disabilities

The CDC and Department of Education Want In-Person Learning But with Precautions Two separate documents issued earlier this month from the federal government outlined plans to safely reopen schools for in-person learning. These guidelines include details for students with disabilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an operational strategy document for schools […]

February 21, 2021

Urge Congress Members to Include Home and Community-Based Services in Next COVID Relief Bill

Additional Funding Critical to Keep Individuals with Disabilities Safe at Home as Pandemic Continues A new COVID relief bill is currently making its way through the halls of Congress. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the disability community has requested dedicated funding towards home and community-based services (HCBS) to be included in COVID relief legislation […]

February 15, 2021

Community Shares | Feb 16th

Don’t miss The Autism Community in Action’s Monthly National Virtual Parent Meeting focusing on Gastrointestinal Issues on Sunday February 21st. RSVP here New research using mice models examines prenatal and perinatal exposures to a commonly used flame retardant supports previous epidemiological reports linking the toxic compound to autism. Prenatal exposure to the widely used pesticide […]

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