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Autistic Muppet

This is a NYT’s article posted October 27th 2015. Jennie Baird Last week’s news that Sesame Street was introducing the first autistic Muppet was met in my house with a resounding, “Huh?” “But there already is an autistic Muppet,” my high-functioning 14-year-old said. “Fozzie Bear.” I had never thought of Fozzie that way, but my […]

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How is Autism Treated?

Each child or adult with autism is unique and, so, each autism intervention plan should be tailored to address specific needs. Intervention can involve behavioral treatments, medicines or both. Many persons with autism have additional medical conditions such as sleep disturbance, seizures and gastrointestinal (GI) distress. Addressing these conditions can improve attention, learning and related […]

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SEIT Services

  SEIT services will be ending for all students entering Kindergarten next year.  If you want SEIT services at home please consult me or an attorney.   When you have your turning 5 or transfer from CPSE to CSE they will take your SEIT away.  I’m able to file a pendency motion to keep SEIT for the following […]

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Universal Screening

Expert panel finds early identification is essential to ensure appropriate access to specialized evidence-based interventions aimed at optimizing long-term outcomes October, 2015 This is an excellent article for young parents to review.  Remember 1 in 68 children in the US will have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. A new report from a multidisciplinary panel of clinical […]

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SEIT Services at school and home

If you were denied SEIT Services or SEIT Services were taken away please call me at 631-276-3027. What if I disagree with the services listed on my child’s IEP and deny SEIT Servies?  At the IEP meeting, you should explain why you want SEIT services and are appropriate for your child and why you feel […]

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Turning 5: Transition from Preschool Special Ed. to Kindergarten

All services end June 2015 for students entering Kindergarten.  When you have the transfer from CPSE to CSE the district may remove or decrease services such as home based ABA, school based ABA, home based Speech, school based speech.  Please email or call me if they reduce or remove any services which you want to […]

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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Applied behavior analysis focuses on the concepts which explain how learning takes place. Positive reinforcement is an important principle. When a behavior is followed by some sort of reward, the behavior is much more likely to be repeated. After decades of study, developments in the field of applied behavior analysis have yielded many new techniques for increasing useful behaviors […]