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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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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How is Digitability Teaching Workplace Behavior Skills?

How is Digitability Teaching Workplace Behavior Skills? Workplace Behavior Starts in The Classroom Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  Social Skills When it comes to social interactions sometimes I feel on top of the world like a “social butterfly,” but other times I replay every single…

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10 Things to Know About People With Disabilities And Employment

10 Things to Know About People With Disabilities And Employment Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities Benefit Your Entire Company Original Article by Andrew Pulrang  | Forbes Rates of unemployment for people with disabilities are consistently very high — much higher than for non-disabled people. Raw numbers alone don’t tell the full story. We have to…

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Are Your Students Making ‘Friends’ Online?

Teaching Online Safety Written by Courtney DeYoung, Registered Behavior Technician and Applied Behavior Analyst at Manhattan Children’s Center.  How Can We Prepare Students for the Dangers of Online Sharing? What’s your name? What’s your address? What’s your mom’s name? Where do you live? These are all questions that we as educators are constantly asking our…

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How Prompting Promotes Independence

How Prompting Promotes Independence What is Prompting? Have you ever been asked a question and know that you know the answer but at that moment in time you were unable to remember what the correct response was? Have you ever gone to put an item away at work and didn’t quite know where it belonged?…

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Visit Digitability’s Evidence-Based Practices Library

Welcome to the Evidence-Based Practices Library Welcome to the Evidence-Based Practices Library Students with autism and other cognitive disabilities have complex needs. Their path to preparing for today’s modern workplace involves many  moving parts. Digitability uses the best, evidence-based practices for transitioning students to their independence. Positive Reinforcement Positive Reinforcement is streamlined throughout the entire…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month – Day 1

Day 1 – Put up an NDEAM Poster Day 1 – Put up an NDEAM Poster The National Disability Employment Awareness Month is a great time to freshen up bulletin boards in workplaces, schools, libraries or other community locations. Start by putting up this year’s NDEAM poster. Next Up Day #2 — Review company policies…

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What to do for Disability Employment Awareness Month

What is Digitability Doing for Disability Employment Awareness Month? What is Digitability Doing for Disability Employment Awareness Month? What is Digitability Doing for Disability Employment Awareness Month Information by Office of Disability Employment Policy For employers, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a great time to reinforce a commitment to an inclusive workplace through…

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What Skills Will Students Need to Sustain Employment Once They Obtain It?

What Skills Will Students Need to Sustain Employment Once They Obtain It? It’s important that we, as educators, make the expectations in the workplace explicit so students can identify what behaviors will make them successful and what behaviors may be perceived as problematic in some settings. Practice Workplace Behaviors in Mock Workplaces Digitability’s Workplace Behavior…

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