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Online Video To Help Physicians, Parents Recognize Early Signs Of Autism Released To Maryland Pediatricians

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced today that a first-of-its-kind, free online video tutorial on early autism recognition will be distributed to member pediatricians throughout the state. Developed by autism researchers at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the goal of the tutorial is to improve recognition of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in one-year-olds among pediatricians, parents and early intervention providers.

Click here to read the full story: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/overview/news/online-video-to-help-physicians-parents-recognize-early-signs-of-autism

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied behavior analysis (ABA), previously known as behavior modification, is a type of behavior analysis based on the traditional theory of behaviorism to modify human behaviors as part of a learning or treatment process. This wiki provides a definition of Applied Behavior Analysis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_behavior_analysis

For families managing their own ABA or VB programs, following is a useful resource for purchasing materials to aid your program, including timers, flashcards and books.  http://www.difflearn.com/

 

 

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary program serving children, families, and professionals in the autism spectrum disorders (ASD) community. CARD combines research, clinical service, a therapeutic day program, and training programs to unlock the potential of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), enrich their life experiences, empower patients, and promote the well-being of families through evidence-based practices. One of our major endeavors is developing effective new models of care for families and providers, whether locally, nationally, or internationally.

http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-centers/center-autism-and-related-disorders

 

Inclusive Happenings

Welcome to Inclusive Happenings, a blog from the Office of Special Education for Howard County Public Schools. The Office of Special Education hopes to share stories of inclusive opportunities in its schools as well as inspire community interaction through the sharing of resources, news, and discussion topics related to rigorous academic instruction for all learners.

Visit the site at: http://inclusivehappenings.wordpress.com/