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Tips for Educating Your Kids at Home

Tips for Educating Your Kids at Home

Many families are juggling the daily routine of work, schoolwork, three meals at home, cleaning, laundry, yardwork, and everything else.  It is quite overwhelming to suddenly have to manage all of this. So how do you help maintain everyone’s sanity and make the days go as smooth as possible?  Here are some tricks to help.

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Person First Language and Identity First Language

Person First Language and Identity First Language

The purpose of using this type of language is to communicate that the diagnosis does not define the person, it’s only one part of who they are.  Using person-first language does just that, it puts the person first and the diagnosis second. 

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Teaching Your Child with Autism from Home

Teaching Your Child with Autism from Home

In light of closures associated with COVID-19, many parents are faced with the challenge of teaching their children at home. Those with children on the autism spectrum may need extra help. Learn tips to establish a routine for your child, implement educational activities, and keep yourself sane in the midst of it all.

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Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

Every year the Pingree Center joins the national community to help bring awareness to autism. Learn more about how we are helping spread awareness to autism this year.

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What Does Presumed Competence Mean?

What Does Presumed Competence Mean?

Presumed competence is a philosophy that offers students with autism the ability to demonstrate capability instead of having a predetermined and sometimes misdirected plan for education. When schools presume competence, it sets students up for their best academic and social experience that is based on ability, inclusion and strengths.

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Adapted Books for Autism

Adapted Books for Autism

Adapted books for autism are modified to make use of images and interactive activities within a text, improving comprehension and learner engagement. Read more!

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