Tuesday, June 30, 2015

EdVenture Children's Museum Family Fun Event

Autism & Prodigy Share a Common Genetic Link

Autism and Prodigy Share 

a Common Genetic Link

Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of a genetic link between prodigy and autism. The scientists found that child prodigies in their sample share some of the same genetic variations with people who have autism.

These shared genetic markers occur on chromosome 1, according to the researchers from The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

The findings confirm a hypothesis made by Joanne Ruthsatz, co-author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State's Mansfield campus.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Inclusive Classrooms for Children with Disabilities

Inclusive classrooms don't necessarily increase friendships for children with disabilities

Dropping off a child at kindergarten for the first time can be one of the most memorable yet terrifying experiences of parenthood. Among the many concerns parents face is the worry whether your child will make friends -- a key factor, research shows, in reducing anxiety, depression and the likelihood of being bullied.

For parents of children with disabilities, the concern is even greater as four-out-of-10 of their children will enter kindergarten without the social skills necessary to develop close friendships. The response from schools has been to create inclusive classrooms, where a significant number of students with disabilities now receive the majority of their education and are believed to have a better chance at developing close relationships with peers.

Click here to read the rest of this article in Science Daily.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Assistive Technology Advocacy Project

More in depth information on this topic can be found by following links in the document or calling staff of the National AT Advocacy Project at (716) 847-0650, TDD: (716) 847-1322.

Friday, June 19, 2015

EQUIP Summer Series Begins July 7th!

Sign up today for the Summer Series

During EQUIP, young adults will learn the skills to:
  • Empower Themselves
  • Learn Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Learn Communication Skills
  • Set Short and Long Term Goals
  • Learn Independent Living Skills
  • Promote Activism in the Community
 Summer Series Dates
  • Week 1: July 7
  • Week 2: July 14
  • Week 3: July 21
  • Week 4: July 28
  • Week 5: August 4
  • Week 6: August 13 (Thursday)

For more information or accommodation requests,
please contact: 864-235-1421, ext. 103
TTY: 864-235-8798
Click here to email for more information.

SC Spinal Cord Injury Association Newsletter

South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
Summer 2015 Newsletter


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