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Understanding Special Education 101: Abilis Speaker Series

The Abilis spring speaker series for families with special needs in Fairfield¬† and Westchester Counties will feature a talk by Jillian Aili, M.Ed, and Meaghan Nagurney, M.Ed, BCBA. The title of their talk is The Visual Learner: Using Visuals to Help Children with Autism Cope with Changes. The talk is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Abilis, 1150 Summer St in Stamford. There are many good reasons to use visuals with children with autism who struggle with changes and communication. These include helping to cope with tantrums to increasing communication skills with peers and family. Continue Reading →

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Training: Interacting with individuals in emergency situations

Participants will learn how to prepare for an emergency involving a person with ASD, How to identify characteristics and behaviors of a person with ASD, How to effectively communicate with a person with ASD, Discuss special tactics, rescue techniques and care, Fire and Life Safety Education and safety drills. Continue Reading →

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