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Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs

Sensory-Friendly Santa Welcomes Kids With Special Needs Shared from Disability Scoop Ally Marotti, Chicago Tribune/TNS | November 30, 2017 Rian Bee helps his foster son Justin, 5, who has autism, as they meet Santa at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS) CHICAGO — Hours before Woodfield Mall opened on a recent Sunday morning,…

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Why the Team Behind Sesame Street Created a Character With Autism

The bravest new face on television is a Muppet that doesn’t say much. But she speaks volumes about life on the spectrum. Shared from Smithsonian Ron Suskind Before we get to the matters at hand—including the ways in which we humans judge one another and an energetic puppet with autism named Julia—let’s consider the current value…

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Tips for Getting Sensory Kids to Wear Winter Clothes

Below, you will find information on the tactile sensory system and how tactile challenges to the sensory system can result in difficulties tolerating clothing textures. The strategies below are helpful tips for getting sensory kids to wear winter clothes. Tips for Getting Sensory Kids to Wear Winter Clothes The Tactile Sensory System is one of…

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Is It Time to Diversify Your Collaborative Portfolio?

Written by our wonderful SLP, Truvine Walker, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP/L and shared from Successful Practices blog. http://www.successfulpracticeslp.com/my-blog/153-is-it-time-to-diversify-your-collaborative-portfolio As SLPs many of us know the importance of diversity and inclusion when working with students; however, we probably don’t think about it as much when working with other professionals. I will admit that for years, my professional collaborative portfolio…

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ASHA’s Response to Hurricane Harvey

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily suspended all necessary statutes and rules to allow licensed health care providers (including audiologists and SLPs) who are employed by a hospital and who are in good standing in another state to practice in Texas to assist with tropical storm Harvey disaster response operations! ASHA continues to monitor the…

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Partnership with SOS

PR Newswire Aug. 22, 2017, 06:52 AM LAFAYETTE, Colo., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Chicago, IL and Lafayette, CO – August 7, 2017. The Stepping Stones Group (“SSG”), a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners (“Shore Capital”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Staffing Options and Solutions (“SOS”). SSG was formed in May 2014…

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Have you heard about our Student Loan Forgiveness program?

Are you a new grad thinking about working in schools? Are you switching from the medical field to a school-based setting? This is the program for you! WE WILL GIVE YOU THE TOOLS, RESOURCES, AND SUPPORT YOU NEED TO IDENTIFY AND REACH YOUR CAREER GOALS! Our Foundations for Success Mentoring Program (FSMP) provides our mentees…

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Exciting Partnership with SOS!

The Stepping Stones Group, LLC (SSG) is pleased to announce that Staffing Options and Solutions (SOS) has joined our family of special education companies which includes; Cumberland Therapy, MyTherapyCompany and AlphaVista Services. SOS brings an amazing management team and company culture to The Stepping Stones Group, enhancing our mission to positively impact the lives of…

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