Category Archives: Autism

The Parents of Norridge SD 80 Students at Enger Continue To Face Challenges Created By LASEC


So Norridge SD81 Administration has worked diligently with the Illinois legislature to ensure the continued enrollment at Enger only to encounter Amendment 2 To SB 2344 introduced at the request of Leyden and Norwood Park area Superintendents to frustrate the … Continue reading

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Norridge SD 80 Parents Are Watching The Progress of SB 2344


UPDATE as of May 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM:   Please show your support of SB 2344 in the Illinois House committee by going to this link and filing as a proponent: http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/108859?committeeHearingId=16071&LegislationId=108859&LegislationDocumentId=138183 When the House Amendment 1 is discharged … Continue reading

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The Winds of Change Are Coming to LASEC, with the First Step Being Taken By The Illinois Senate Education Committee by a Vote of 13-0


Late this afternoon, on a vote of 13-0 Amendment 1 to SB 2344 sponsored by Senator Mulroe was approved by the Illinois Senate Education Committee.    This Amendment when it completes its journey through the Illinois General Assembly and is … Continue reading

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IEP Landscape is Altered By US Supreme Court Decision


As parents begin discussing individualized education programs for their children this spring, disability legal experts say a U.S. Supreme Court ruling will set the stage for stronger goals and higher expectations. But even with the backing of the highest court … Continue reading

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World Autism Awareness Day


The eleventh annual World Autism Awareness Day is just 47 days away on Monday, April 2, 2018! Please tell us how you are going to celebrate by posting to our wall. We look forward to celebrating the day and Autism … Continue reading

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School Attendance Struggles ?


NEW GUIDES for PARENTS & SCHOOLS: When A Child Struggles with School Attendance NEW GUIDES for PARENTS & SCHOOLS: When A Child Struggles with School Attendance https://t.co/RZbQPOA7xf — Surviving Special Ed (@Surviving_SpEd) March 5, 2018

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Trump Directive Spurs Proposal To Delay IDEA Rule


The Trump administration is officially proceeding with plans to delay an Obama-era rule that aimed to ensure students from certain backgrounds aren’t wrongly placed in special education. The U.S. Department of Education is issuing a notice in the Federal Register … Continue reading

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New Horizon Center’s 11th Annual Pre-St. Patty’s Day Charity Pub Crawl


Join us at the 11th Annual St Patty’s Day Pub Tour! #edisonpark #stpattysday #chicago #fundraiser #supportautism

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Experts warn not to link autism to violence after Florida shooting 


Autism experts are cautioning against linking the spectrum disorder to violence in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, shooting that killed 17. Several news media outlets included in their coverage of the attack that alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19, had autism, … Continue reading

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Suicide Risk Amongst Children and Youths on the Autism Spectrum


Research has examined the frequency of suicide ideation and attempts, as well as risk factors in children and teens with autism. The percentage of children with autism who had suicidal ideation or attempts was found to be significantly greater than … Continue reading

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