June Newsletter | 2015

JUNE Newsletter | 2015

STAGES NEWS: Information, Resources & More!
Safe Strangers

Talking about Puberty with Children with Autism

By Jenna Wharff, Ed.M.

All bodies go through puberty, regardless of the developmental "age" of a child or the level of their cognitive or academic skills. It can be startling for parents to see their child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) begin to develop an adult body and characteristics when they do not have the adult skills, reasoning, or competences to go along with it. Read More ...

Expressive Labeling

"Expressive Labeling" Lesson Plan

By Jenna Wharff, Ed.M.

Student will demonstrate his/her expressive language labeling abilities by verbally identifying the picture he/she is shown on a card. Skills practiced include expressive language, picture identification and photo identification. Read More ...

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Spotlight App

LOOPIMAL - an iTunes Editor's Choice

Build loops! Create sequences! Compose music! LOOPIMAL is a building kit of handcrafted animations and sounds. The possibilities of creations and compositions are endless. With an intuitive fun gesture children can create sequences for different animals. The content is on melodic, rhythmic or movement bases. There is no goal, no wrong or right, it’s a safe kit for creation.

Designed for both
iPhone and iPad
Price $2.99

Ten Things To Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism

Patch. SFARI.org, June 30, 2015. By Bea Karnes.

For many parents this label will come as a shock - perhaps their first reactions will be denial, anger, fear, and finally wondering if somehow they caused autism their child. At the very least, most parents will probably feel overwhelmed. There are things parents of newly diagnosed children can do in the first weeks and months that can truly help those overwhelmed feelings. Read More ...

20 Things I Have Learned Since My Son Was Diagnosed With Autism

Huff Post Parents. June 30, 2015. By Shawna Wingert.

Autism. I never thought it possible, but somehow, rather than fighting it, I have learned to welcome it. I have learned to know it. And I have even learned to embrace it. Read More ...