Special Education Basics

How an ASD person deals with stress and trauma

The impact of stress and trauma on typical kids (and adults) is significant. In kids on the spectrum, kids with anxiety, depression, mental illness and other challenges, stress and trauma can present in even more profound ways.If you are seeingacademic strugglesemotional outburstsregression (my 17 yo kid has returned to watching cartoons from her toddler years)lack …

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The difference between accommodation and modification.

This is the third post in a 3 series blog. Yesterday I wrote about reasonable accommodation. Today, I would like to continue with a discussion about the differences between accommodations and modifications. Understanding the difference can be one of the first steps in communicating with the district, since you need to know what to ask …

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What are “reasonable accommodations?”

This is the second post in a 3 series blog. What does the law require? Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that provides federally funded facilities (like public schools) from discriminating against those with disabilities. Under 504, public schools must ensure that students with a disability must have equal …

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