Paraeducator Academy

by Martha Frank on May 31, 2011

The HowardCenter Paraeducator Academy August 24 – 26 Time: 8:30-3:30pm The Paraeducator Academy is a comprehensive three-day training with eighteen hours of total instruction. In order to facilitate maximum learning, attendance on all three days is expected. The goal of the Academy is to provide paraeducators in public schools with the necessary tools to respond […]

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Attorneys

by Martha Frank on May 31, 2011

Legal Resources Disability Law Project The Disability Law Project represents Vermonters with disabilities in a wide range of civil legal problems related to their disability. The project provides counsel and advice, brief service, and full representation to eligible clients and their family members. They can help with: Special Education Guardianship Access to health care Access […]

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Speech Language Pathologists

by Martha Frank on May 31, 2011

Eleanor M. Luse Center is a non-profit organization which provides speech-language pathology and audiology services to children and adults throughout Vermont, upstate New York and northern New England Vermont Speech and Language Association Listing of Individual SLPs in Vermont Mary B. Asper, MS, CCC-SLP, Codding Hollow Associates,Inc., 802-233-5714 Laura Bonazinga, MA CCC-SLP, Stern Center, 802-878-2332 […]

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Living Independently: Asperger Syndrome

by Martha Frank on May 31, 2011

The Asperger’s Association of New England and the Elms College Communication Sciences Disorders (CSD) Department presents the 5th Annual Matthew Dandurand Memorial Fund Workshop and Award Living Independently: Learning to Live and be Productive in a Neurotypical World Speaker: Nomi Kaim In this workshop, Nomi Kaim, a recently-independent 28-year-old with Asperger Syndrome, outlines some of […]

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Advocacy

by Martha Frank on May 26, 2011

Organizations Green Mountain Self Advocates ( Statewide) Self Advocacy Online Vermont Family Network  (Statewide)  

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Behavior Analysts

by Martha Frank on May 26, 2011

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders may need supports and treatments  around behaviors. Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA is one of the treatments an individual with an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis may consider. Behavior analysis is a scientific approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment. Children and youth with Autism may have […]

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Autism Programs

by Martha Frank on May 25, 2011

For more information or additions, please contact Martha Frank, Autism Specialist Autism Programs Care Coordination for Children with Developmental Disabilities Bridge Program Care Coordination provides care coordination to assist families of children under the age of 22 who have developmental disabilities. Early Intervention Children’s Integrative Services Program ages birth – 3 (Statewide) Early Intervention Autism Consultant Services provided in […]

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Hippotherapy

by Martha Frank on May 25, 2011

Hippotherapy is a form of  therapy that  involves individuals interacting with and riding on horses.  A licensed physical or occupational therapist uses the  movements of a horse to provide  motor and sensory input.  Hippotherapy may be beneficial to people with a variety of special needs, including children with autism. Hippotherapy in Vermont Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program (Grand […]

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NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 24, 2011 Contact: Jeff Morton Development & Communications Director Vermont Family Network (802) 876-5315, ext. 248 Jeff.Morton@vtfn.org Vermont Family Network Names Development & Communications Director Jeff Morton to Oversee Development & Communications Initiatives Vermont Family Network (VFN) recently promoted Jeff Morton to the position of Director of Development and Communications. […]

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Practical Solutions for Addressing the Behavior Needs of Individuals with Asperger Syndrome 3rd Annual Cape Cod Summer Conference for Educators, Professionals, and Parents Presenter: Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. Date: Thursday, August 11, 2011 Location: Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyanough Road Route 132 & Bearse’s Way, Hyannis, MA Conference Schedule 8:30-9:00am Check-in and Coffee/Continental […]

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June Webinar!

by admin on May 20, 2011

Spend Your Lunch Break with Us! VFN is offering FREE monthly “Lunchtime Webinars” as a convenient way for you to learn more about a wide variety of important topics. This month’s topic is Navigating Special Education In this webinar we will cover the special education process including; Evaluation, Individual Education Plan (IEP), Discipline process for students […]

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Programs

by Martha Frank on May 19, 2011

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing /Deaf Autism Program VCDHH’s Deaf-Autism program is an educational residential program that serves autistic children ages 8-22 who are physically or functionally deaf. These are students who need more intense clinical and educational programming than other programs are able to provide

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Tips and Articles on Education ASD

by Martha Frank on May 18, 2011

Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism by Temple Grandin, Ph.D. Should children with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder be exempted from doing homework? by Dr. Tony Attwood

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When: Friday, June 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  at the Whittle House in Williston. Bring the entire family for food, celebration and fun! Please RSVP (for food count). Email Jan Hancock or call 802-876-5315 ext. 215

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