How Applied Behavior Analysis is Built Into Digitability

How Applied Behavior Analysis is Built Into Digitability Written by Valerie Hill M.Ed., BCBA, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and former autism support teacher from Delaware with experience working in self-contained classrooms. The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis affect just about every aspect of our lives, whether we realize it or not. Why do we…

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How Did This Teacher Create a Relevant Transition Program?

How Did This Teacher Create a Relevant Transition Program? Written by L. Wnuk Ed.S, a Life Skills Teacher with nearly 15 years experience teaching in high school and middle school classrooms in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and now in New Jersey. When it came time to begin our Digitability Work Simulation project, my students…

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How to Transform Life Skills Classrooms into a Business

How to Transform Life Skills Classrooms into a Business Written by L. Wnuk Ed.S, a Life Skills Teacher with nearly 15 years experience teaching in high school and middle school classrooms in Kansas, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and now in New Jersey. It wasn’t until I was hired as a high school Life Skills teacher…

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Can Remote Work Boost for Those with Disabilities?

Can Remote Work Boost for Those with Disabilities? Remote Work has Potential to Boost Employment for Those With Disabilities Original Article by  Megan Newsham  | Business Journal The pandemic has depressed employment all over the world, but for those living with a disability, employment challenges were a reality long before Covid-19. The Centers for Disease…

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Icebreakers to Get Back Into School

Icebreakers to Get Back Into School  Back to School Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  When I was younger, I used to love the first day back to school following a nice, long, holiday break. I was able to tell my teachers of all the fun…

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CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism

The CDC Says 1 In 44 Kids Have Autism Why do More Children Have Autism? Original Article by Michelle Diament  |  Disability Scoop The CDC says 2.3% are on the autism spectrum. The data comes from a report published in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that looked at data from 2018 on 8-year-old…

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Disability Drives Innovation, Here’s How

Disability Drives Innovation, Here’s How Audio Books, Siri, and Hearing Aids All Have One Thing in Common Original Article by Shira Ovide  | The New York Times Many innovations in tech originally stemmed from an accommodation for people with disabilities that later became a mainstream product. Back in the 1930’s, only about 10 percent to…

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Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger’s

Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger’s Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger’s Article by Shaun Heasley | DisabilityScoop | May 10, 2021 The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX says he’s on the autism spectrum. While hosting “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, Elon Musk said he has Asperger’s syndrome.“I’m actually making history tonight as the…

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How Did Autism Help Create the Pokemon Phenomenon?

How a Game Designer with Autism, Created a Phenomenon How a Game Designer with Autism, Created a Phenomenon Article by Ameridisability | Oct 24, 2018 Growing up, Tajiri exhibited characteristics typical of those with autism. He had a few interests that he focused on intensely, and didn’t enjoy school. In his youth, Tajiri was obsessed…

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