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Read Aloud Videos For Your Favorite Books

Read Aloud Videos For Your Favorite Books

Not a question, but an idea for younger autistic kiddos and those with beginner reading levels. We all know how vital it is for young kids to have parents read aloud to them. But my 3-year-old's newest obsession is to independently "read" while she listens to books read aloud on youtube videos (you can find almost any children's book read aloud there, zoomed in to the pages while someone reads it) while she follows along in her own copies of the books.

Combines tactile, visual, and auditory… read more

Seeking Suggestions About Daughter Going Through Puberty

Seeking Suggestions About Daughter Going Through Puberty

My 9 year old is developing and has pimples etc..Any suggestions on what helps describe menstration and the cramps pain etc.

Looking For Recommendations

Looking For Recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations on occupational therapists, speech language therapists, and BCBAs. I'm in Ontario and interested in accessing telepractice, virtual consultative practices.. this way I can skip the issue of being in a community distant from the major cities, but still get the breadth of expertise my kids would need.

Should You Transfer 529 College Savings To An ABLE Account?

Should You Transfer 529 College Savings To An ABLE Account?

Helpful article-

Now, families who previously established 529 college savings accounts, which can also grow tax-free, are wondering if they should transfer that money to one of the ABLE programs offered by a growing list of state governments. While recently passed tax legislation makes it possible to directly roll over funds from a 529 into ABLE, the answer is probably “no,” unless there’s a compelling need to make those college savings directly accessible by the beneficiary.

The new law, part… read more

Advice For Setting Up Trust And Support For Our Young Adults On The Spectrum?

Advice For Setting Up Trust And Support For Our Young Adults On The Spectrum?

I have a wondeful young adult on spectrum and has many capacities as well as differences and disabilities. Challenges in terms of independent living skills .

What I can I set up for the future
* What are the different kinds of trust options ( special needs trust or other trusts)? I'm older . *What kind of lawyer would I look for? Are there any recommendations?
*Any organizations that could be of support ?
*special needs trust versus another kind of trust ?

I would be very grateful… read more

Work Capability Assessment

Work Capability Assessment

I took my daughter (28) for her work capability assessment and the doctor chose to focus on her diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia totally overlooking her autism diagnosis . I have raised a complaint with dwp as her schizophrenia is under control with her meds and her autism affects her daily life more was I correct ?

I Am Looking For A MAPS Doctor In The Melbourne Or Surrounding Area

I Am Looking For A MAPS Doctor In The Melbourne Or Surrounding Area

Hi everyone, I am new here and am looking for a MAPS or GAPS doctor in the Melbourne or surrounding areas. Does anyone have one or know of one?

Are Parents In Pennsylvania Aware That Funding Cuts Are Threatening Some Successful Community Programs For People With Autism?

Are Parents In Pennsylvania Aware That Funding Cuts Are Threatening Some Successful Community Programs For People With Autism?

This article describes successful programs that may not be able to continue if changes are not made in Pennsylvania
http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2012/07/25/au.... I am interested in providing info to DPW and the PA Legislature, so that they realize this should not happen. Many PWA are functioning optimally in the current programs and will be seriously harmed by institutionalization. On the basis of cost to the State,alone, the existing programs cost about $100,000 less per year than… read more

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