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A Disability-Friendly December: Wheelchair Safety and Winter Break Activities Guide

With the arrival of winter, the cold, snowy, and icy weather can provide challenges for people in wheelchairs or those with different abilities. However, there are still ways for the entire family to stay safe and have fun during December and throughout the winter. Here are a few ways to ensure mobility devices are prepared… Continue Reading A Disability-Friendly December: Wheelchair Safety and Winter Break Activities Guide

Independent of Autism Strives to Meet Needs in Carroll County

Anna Curtis had a small blue puzzle piece with a tiny heart cut out tattooed on the top of her right foot three years ago to serve as a both a reminder and a conversation starter about her life’s passion. She inked her commitment to autism awareness during her second year of graduate studies in autism at Towson University. But Anna did more than get the degree and tattoo while at Towson. She started a small nonprofit called Independent of Autism. Continue Reading Independent of Autism Strives to Meet Needs in Carroll County

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Training Videos for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute developed a series of online training videos to provide classroom tips and practical strategies for working with students on the autism spectrum. See the library of videos covering topics such as sensory supports, communication needs, helping victims of bullying and harassment, legal issues around school removal, and addressing behavioral challenges. Continue Reading Training Videos for Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum

Family Engagement Summit Encourages Educators, Parents to Partner Together

At this year’s Family Engagement Summit, Maryland educators and child care professionals learned about the importance of supporting families and their children’s education from a young age, especially with the increased use of technology and changing dynamics of families. Continue Reading Family Engagement Summit Encourages Educators, Parents to Partner Together

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Coaching:  A Brave New World for PTs and OTs in Early Intervention

The world of early intervention is undergoing a seismic shift. Physical therapists (PTs) and Occupational Therapists (OTs) are rethinking the focus of visits with families and caregivers who have an infant, toddler or preschooler with a developmental delay or disability.  Continue Reading Coaching:  A Brave New World for PTs and OTs in Early Intervention

May: Mental Health Awareness Month

This May is Mental Health Month; Maryland Learning Links is raising awareness of Risky Business (#riskybusiness). The campaign is meant to
educate and inform individuals dealing with a mental health concern understand that some behaviors and habits can be detrimental to
recovery—or even mask a deeper issue—but that seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of. Continue Reading May: Mental Health Awareness Month