The new school being built by the Eden II Programs in Stapleton, New York got a big boost from the city budget -- a $1.23 million boost. "This really helps us -- our goal for this building is 7.5 million and this really puts us closer to our reality of being in there and having out students and participants use this," said Erika Hellstrom, director of development and public relations.
Published: July 9, 2012
Since its creation in 2006, the University of Alabama’s Autism Spectrum Disorders College Transition and Support Program has grown from one participant to over 15. This coming fall, the program will include a record high of 18. The program, known as UA-ACTS, aims to help students diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s syndrome or other spectrum disorders to properly transition into daily college life, program director Sarah Ryan said.
From: The Crimson White
Published: June 14, 2012
Achieve is a new, four-year online Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies for students who are on the Autism Spectrum. Created and supervised by Dana R. Reinecke, PhD, BCBA-D, the program features an added emphasis in Computer Science applications and is designed to develop skills that will be in demand after graduation.
Published: May 23, 2012
The Achieve Degree offers one-on-one mentors, short, concentrated semesters, life labs and specially-trained faculty. It also incorporates as much choice as possible so that students can further customize their learning experience. Some choices include the option to read and/or listen to content and the ability to do either or both multiple times, as well as the opportunity to take tests or complete assignments in different formats (written, audio, visual, etc.).
Published: April 25, 2012
The Maier Centre, a $6.2-million project spearheaded by the non-profit Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton (CASE), opened its doors last week after four years of community fundraising and construction.
From: Edmonton Journal
Published: March 3, 2012
What's best for your child?
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is now widely accepted as the preferred intervention for children with autism. As a relatively new and continually evolving field, it is important for parents to understand the differences between the application of ABA principles and teaching methodology, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of centre-based versus home-based programs. Understanding these differences will enable parents to make the best decisions regarding their children’s education.
Published: February 14, 2012
The Neighborhood Charter School of Harlem, which is modeling itself on the Department of Education’s popular program for high-functioning autistic students, called ASD Nest, has given itself the ambitious task of seeking out families who may not know their children have the disorder.
From: The New York Times
Published: February 3, 2012
Exploring the pros and cons of home-schooling your child with autism versus opting for a center-based learning environment.
Brenda Kosky Deskin
Published: February 1, 2012
Finding the right college is hard for anyone. There are so many things to think about: Tuition costs, dorm living, choosing the right major, and how close the school is to home. When choosing a school for a student with a disability, more questions must be asked: Will I be given the appropriate accommodations to help me succeed? What will my living situation be like? Are there additional costs? Will I have academic support?
From: Friendship Circle Blog
Published: December 2, 2011
The Countess of Wessex praised the efforts of families Thursday as a new autism centre was announced to bring education, life training skills and research together on a central campus in Toronto. The Kae Martin Campus will be the first of its kind in Canada, organizers said, and will help put autistic children on a path toward self-sufficiency.
From: CTV News
Published: November 24, 2011