Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We are proud of what we've been able to accomplish and look forward to continued successes in the years ahead. [Visit our special resource page]
is dedicated to teaching children to think for themselves, collaborate successfully with others, and take responsibility for their own education. Founded on the democratic principles of diversity and citizenship, CCS instills a lifelong love of learning, compassion for self and others, and confidence in one’s ability to explore, discover, and create in a non-competitive environment. [Visit our special resource page]
"The Six Success Factors
for Children with Learning Disabilities:
Ready-to-Use Activities to Help Kids with Learning Disabilities Succeed in School and Life"
Frostig's long-awaited teacher guide, "The Six Attributes of Successful Students with Learning Disabilities: 60 Ready-to-Use Activities to Promote Social Skills and Personal Achievement," has just been released by publisher Jossey-Bass. The book is based on the results of Frostig's longitudinal study tracing the lives of a group of individuals with learning disabilities who attended the Frostig Center more than 20 years ago. The study identified six "success attributes" (self-awareness, proactivity, perseverance, goal setting, use of social support systems, and emotional coping strategies) that have been shown to lead to successful life outcomes for children with LD.
This book helps teachers identify and encourage the growth of characteristics that will help students thrive in the classroom, at home, and in social situations. The book offers an array of classroom-tested, engaging activities-complete with reproducible worksheets-that have been proven to foster the "success attributes" in children.
Each of the book's activities contains a lesson plan with goals, materials, and procedures, including teaching instructions and reproducible student worksheets. The book is designed to be both flexible and easy-to-use. All activities can be modified to accommodate a variety of learners.
You can now purchase "The Six Attributes of Successful Students with Learning Disabilities: 60 Ready-to-Use Activities to Promote Social Skills and Personal Achievement":
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The Children’s Ranch Foundation offers therapeutic equestrian programs to children with special needs and their families. Inspired by the positive effect that horseback riding had on her own daughter with epilepsy and related learning disabilities, Jackie Sloan, the Foundation’s Director, and her family, made it their mission to bring therapeutic equestrian programs to children of all abilities – right in the heart of Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.thechildrensranch.com.