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May 2015 Blog Posts (11)

FIND Staff
Dr. Brenda Bassingthwaite Live Chat Transcript

Live Chat Transcript -- 5/28/15

Karen Thompson

HELLO EVERYONE and THANK YOU for joining us for this FIND live chat. Today, we welcome guest expert Dr. Brenda Bassingthwaite. She will be answering questions about functional behavioral assessments and the Challenging Behavior Training Service at CDD.

Please note that we are recording this chat so that it can be viewed later. THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: 1. Please DO NOT private message Dr. Bassingthwaite. Place…


Added by FIND Support on May 28, 2015 at 1:05pm — No Comments

FIND Staff
Live Chat with Dr. Brenda Bassingthwaite!


Dr. Brenda Bassingthwaite of the Center for Disabilities and Development will be chatting with us on May 28th at noon right here on FIND as part of her "CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR TRAINING SERVICE" webinar. The live chat will take place at noon on May 28th, the day following her…


Added by FIND Support on May 22, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments


Your child can be an active participant in this new, exciting program.

The goals of the program are simple: to encourage typically developing children to accept their peers with disabilities as people first and also to find ways to include everyone in school and after-school activities.

FRIENDS WHO CARE® will help to bridge the gap between children with and without disabilities. The curriculum explores a range of disabilities and includes specially crafted learning activities,…


Added by Jane Gay on May 20, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Creative Interventions for Students with ADHD

NPR posted an article today about what to do with a student who fidgets. Last week, they'd posted a story about how movement can help students with ADHD. (Click here to read the article). The article triggered a number of responses, many teachers revealing creative non-disruptive tips for students with ADHD. 



Added by Nicole Hill on May 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Experiencing Music Through a Cochlear Implant

Photo credit: NPR

Have you ever wondered what it's like to hear through a cochlear implant? Maybe you, your child, or someone you know has one.…


Added by Nicole Hill on May 18, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

School's Out For The Summer...Or Not

Summer books, no homework, no tests!  However, if you have a child with challenges, that may not be the case.  My son had to be tutored all summer, every summer until 7th grade.  He essentially never got a break from school, being tutored 2-3 hours/day, 3 days a week all summer.

If you haven't considered tutoring over the summer, even though it's not the ideal summer activity, your child will greatly benefit…


Added by Trinette Winn on May 13, 2015 at 12:03pm — No Comments

TACA Iowa Meeting on Functional Medicine

Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, May 19th at the Waukee Public Library from 10-11:30 am.  You won't want to miss this information packed session!  Limited seating.  RSVP required.  

Added by Susan Straka on May 13, 2015 at 9:10am — No Comments

Independence Day Clothing

This company has a variety of adapted clothing to make dressing easy but “cool”.  Zipperless pants, shirts that can be worn frontwards – backwards- or event inside out (sounds like my mother-in-law’s camping wardrobe !) .  They also have an option for GPS tracking device sewn into the fabric of each product.

 A serious issue among parents of children with autism is wandering. Lauren Thierry, mom of a teen with autism, came up with a solution; she started Independence Day…


Added by Jane Gay on May 13, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

Des Moines equipment drive May 15

Easter Seals Iowa is having a (used) equipment drive on May 15.  Maybe you've heard Van and Bonnie of WHO Radio are helping them host a Durable Medical Equipment Drive May 15 at Camp Sunnyside from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Items most needed include manual wheelchairs, shower transfer benches and lift chairs.  But it would also be a great time to donate bathtub lifts, shower benches, bed rails, canes, commodes, crutches, elevated toilet seats, grab bars, Hoyer lifts, power wheelchairs and other…


Added by Jane Gay on May 11, 2015 at 10:10am — No Comments

FIND Staff
Making the Most of Your Group

To learn how to create a group, click here.

Making the Most of Your Group on FIND

Groups can be a powerful, useful connection tool when used correctly. This tutorial will describe how you can get the most out of your FIND group. 

Tip 1: Options

Know that after your group is created, you can always edit it. All you have to do is click…


Added by FIND Support on May 8, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Traveling by air this summer?

TSA Says It Can Help Travelers With Special Needs

The TSA is looking to inform travelers with disabilities that special assistance is available. The federal agency, which checks people for contraband before they board a plane, is encouraging people to check with officers by phone or before they reach the…


Added by Jane Gay on May 6, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments

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