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February 24, 2017


This week in USAAA WeeklyNews

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- Where Is Autism Employment Heading In 2017?
- Have Several Irons In The Fire
- Can the Use of Restraint Deny Section 504 FAPE?
What can you do to protect your child?
- What if your child is being mistreated by another student? Advice for Parents and Guardians


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Where Is Autism Employment Heading In 2017?

by Michael Bernick, Forbes

Where is employment for adults with autism…To begin, the current year saw a range of employment initiatives, most of them extra-governmental, often driven by the energy of persons on the autism spectrum, advocates and parents. These initiatives might be grouped among three primary strategies...

"It’s not just the Microsofts and the Googles who have very high functioning employees with Asperger's syndrome. It also can and must be the offices, the service businesses, the repetitive work that speaks to a workforce that enjoys doing it, are loyal employees, will never lie, will not call in sick and will be grateful to gain the gift of independence." - Harold "Hackie" Reitman, MD
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Dr. ReitmanDr. Harold "Hackie" Reitman will be presenting at the USAAA 12th Annual World Conference and Expo in Portland, Oregon, August 25-27, 2017.

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Have Several Irons In The Fire

Watch the video of an excerpt from a previous self-advocacy panel with Dr. Temple Grandin, PhD at the 2016 USAAA conference. Watch THE VIDEO, plus all USAAA SoundBites videos...
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Can the Use of Restraint Deny Section 504 FAPE?
What can you do to protect your child?

by Wrightslaw.com

Restraint means restricting a student's ability to move his torso, arms, legs or head freely. Seclusion is confining a student alone in a room or area that he or she is not permitted to leave.
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What if your child is being mistreated by another student? Advice for Parents and Guardians

Parents have been given frequent, and sometimes contradictory, advice. Some books and materials suggest "bully-proofing" children and youth by teaching and encouraging them to stand up to the student who has mistreated them. Other advice includes telling your child or teen to ignore mistreatment. My experience...
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Interventions and Therapies

"Our goal should be to help persons with autism understand and use their strengths to work around any presenting challenges so they, just like everyone else, has an equal chance at living a fulfilling and productive life".
- Stephen M. Shore, EdD (USAAA Advisory Board Member)

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