U.S. health officials say autism rate about 1 in 150

The article below makes one pause… MIKE STOBBE Associated Press ATLANTA – The largest U.S. study of autism has found that the troubling condition is more common than previously understood. About one in 150 American children has autism, U.S. health officials said Thursday, calling the troubling disorder an urgent public …

UseVisualStrategies.com

Tips and tools for people who are visual learners, especially those on the autism spectrum or with other behavior or communication challenges, by Linda Hodgdon. powered by performancing firefox

Art 2 Heart – global connections through art

Art 2 Heart is an ‘art sharing program’ that crosses borders, ages, genders, religions and socio-economic lines. Its sole purpose is to connect underprivileged children with someone else in the world who cares. Through Art 2 Heart, you can give these children something of their own, made just for them, …

Troubled Children – NYTimes Series on Mental Health

The New York Times has published the third in a recent series of articles on children diagnosed with severe mental health challenges. The first, Living with Love, Chaos and Haley, by Pam Belluck (Oct. 22, 2006), profiles the complications for a family. The second, What’s Wrong with a Child? Psychiatrists …

SchwabLearning – a Great Resource

SchwabLearning.org provides a huge number of free articles about helping kids with learning difficulties, including several articles on using technology tools and strategies (some written by Lisa Wahl, my friend & former boss in California!). It’s called a parent’s guide, but many of the articles have helpful insights for teachers, …