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Tools for Growth: Facilitating Community Living Skills Opportunities in Preparation for Independent Living

Understanding that there is room for growth and taking charge of the person-centered planning process engages young adults in their own learning and development, helps them build valuable self-assessment and planning skills, and prepares them for an independent living experience that best suits their specific needs.

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Housing and Supports: Parents are Vital to Positive Post-Secondary Outcomes

For many adults with disabilities, living independently is possible with the right resources. A parent that plans ahead, explores available resources, and advocates is a parent that brings about the best opportunity for positive outcomes.

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Perspectives From Two Adults Living Independently in the Chapel Haven Community

Two adults share their stories of how they gained life skills experience and learned to live independently while enrolled in Chapel Haven’s residential program.

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Practicing with Compassionate Care: A Missing Piece in Behavior Analytic Training

There is evidence from other fields such as medicine and mental health that compassionate care can lead to increased patient satisfaction, adherence to treatment, enhanced quality of information gathered, and improved clinical outcomes.

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Your Child's Right to an Appropriate Transition Plan

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One of the main objectives of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is to ensure that children receive an appropriate education that prepares them for further education, employment, and independent living. Accordingly, school districts must develop Transition Plans that are results-oriented.

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ASN Editorial Calendar

Summer 2021 Issue

“Autism and Employment”

Deadline: June 3, 2021

Fall 2021 Issue

“Challenging Behaviors and Autism”

Deadline: September 2, 2021

Winter 2022 Issue

“Improving Lives with Technology”

Deadline: December 3, 2021

Spring 2022 Issue

“Education and Autism”

Deadline: March 3, 2022

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