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current IEP using Reed Martin's 111 question checklist, and for each violation
they will provide specific strategies in writing to help you attempt to get
what you and your child are actually entitled to under the new IDEA requirements.
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The information in this article is educational and not intended to be legal advice.
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| 1. Make every moment count. Everywhere
you go, carry reaming items and put those
items in your child's hand. Talk or sing about them. Ask questions and if no answer
(or not able to), then prompt answers or give the answers yourself. If you are really
busy, just tell your child to hold on to it, stand/sit down on the floor and look at it.
2. Take a PLAY BOX (toys/books/flash cards, etc.)
3. Frequently change what is in the child's hands.
Then s/he can't just get fixated on the
4. Talk - talk - talk -- about what is in his hands,
so there is always some form of
5. Get verbal interaction going with everyone in the
car-- get him to repeat words, answer
6. Engage other children in a group activity
anytime and anywhere you can. Parents of
7. For those busy family times where no one
is "on" your ASD child - Admit it.
Every minute of every day counts.
Like everything in your child's education, however,
this needs a PLAN OF ACTION.
Other Articles of Interest
| --"Sister Fights For Autistic
Massachusetts Sun Chronicle Tuesday, January 18, 2000
Written by James A. Merolla
An autistic man becomes prone to violence and is found to have a non-functioning large
intestine. Two years later a simple blood test reveals he has food intolerances.
--"We Cured Our Son's Autism":
--"The Virus and the Vaccine":
In the effort to pinpoint genes implicated in autism, chromosomes 7 and 13 are emerging
as strong contenders. Several groups worldwide have now published results of genomic
screens, the latest of which is a collaborative effort by five U.S. universities
(S. Barrett al., "An autosomal genomic screen for autism"
American Journal of Medical Genetics
[Neuropsychiatric Genetics], 88:609-15, Dec. 15, 1999).
In individuals from 75 families affected by autism,
researchers found evidence of mutations
The study's next step is a follow-up analysis of
100 more families, focusing on promising
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