July Newsletter | 2015

July Newsletter | 2015

STAGES NEWS: Information, Resources & More!
Effective Treatment for Autism

Effective Treatment for Autism: It’s Never Too Early to Start

By Leslie Stebbins, M.Ed. M.L.I.S.

While there is no "cure" for autism, treatment can greatly reduce symptoms for many children and help them make meaningful progress as well as promote independence and improve quality of life. Intensive Behavioral Therapy has the most substantial research base of all treatment strategies. Experts encourage parents to focus on this type of treatment as soon as possible, while exploring other possibilities. Read More ...

Receptive Labeling

"Receptive Labeling" Lesson Plan

By Jenna Wharff, Ed.M.

By touching or pointing to the appropriate card, students show that they recognize the word and can identify the corresponding picture. This lesson practices receptive language, picture identification, photo discrimination and fine motor skills. Read More ...

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Spotlight App

First Then Visual Schedule HD

First Then Visual Schedule is a user-friendly mobile application designed for caregivers to provide positive behavior support through the use of "visual schedules." First Then was designed for individuals with communication needs, developmental delays, autism spectrum disorders or anyone who would benefit from a structured environment. Schedules can be created to show daily events or steps need to complete a specific activity.

Designed for both
iPhone and iPad
Price $14.99

Autism Costs Could Skyrocket, Experts Warn

CBS News, July 30, 2015. By Ashley Welch.

For the first time, health economists have projected the current and future costs of caring for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the United States. The prognosis: already astronomical costs will continue to rise unless things change. Read More ...

Interpreting Body Language is No Problem for Kids with Autism

Daily News. July 27, 2015.

The eyes may be windows to the mind, but for children with autism, the body is the better communicator. They are just as good at reading emotions in body language as those without autism. Read More ...