American College - Center for Special Needs

AUTISM AWARENESS

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

As a mother of a child on the spectrum, I have a special relationship with April, otherwise known as Autism Aw... Read More

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Introduces Max, a Character on the Spectrum

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Introduces Max, a Character on the Spectrum

Relationships are the building blocks of happiness. Connecting with others enhances our quality of life, speed... Read More

Four Small Ways to Make A Huge Difference for Parents of Children with Autism

Four Small Ways to Make A Huge Difference for Parents of Children with Autism

“Thanks so much for calling. It was really great talking to you,” I said as I finished my telephon... Read More

What Should You Expect from Your Special Needs Planner?

What Should You Expect from Your Special Needs Planner?

Young and adult-age children alike with disabilities are often not able to adequately care for themselves. The... Read More

Autism as Comedy

Autism as Comedy

I’m one of those spectrum people who often laughs when others think I should be crying, and crying when... Read More

In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand

In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand

In Heaven Everyone Will Shake Your Hand is a book and exhibition that takes an in-depth look at Julie Baldyga,... Read More

Lessons Learned: Tips from the Field for Understanding and Discussing Challenging Behaviors

Lessons Learned: Tips from the Field for Understanding and Discussing Challenging Behaviors

Challenging behaviors represent one of the most difficult and frustrating attributes of autism.... Read More

How Social-Emotional Learning Helps Students with Autism Achieve

How Social-Emotional Learning Helps Students with Autism Achieve

The Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) uses a Pyramid Model to illustrate... Read More

Six Ways for the Public to Support Special Needs Parents

Six Ways for the Public to Support Special Needs Parents

Parents of special needs children deserve your respect and support.... Read More

Helping your Child with Autism Transition to Adulthood, the World of Work, and Independence

Helping your Child with Autism Transition to Adulthood, the World of Work, and Independence

According to the CDC (2019) 1 in every 59 children has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).... Read More

Make Disability Benefits Work for You

Make Disability Benefits Work for You

This article explores Social Security’s Ticket-to-Work program, a suite of services designed to help peo... Read More

Autism: From Awareness to Acceptance

Autism: From Awareness to Acceptance

No one used to know what autism meant. Now it’s headline news. “Light it up blue!” Everythin... Read More