Research shows that THE BEST predictor of success in living, learning, and working after high school for kids with disabilities is their parent figures holding high expectations of them. It was certainly true for me. My prognosis of Dyslexia at the age of 7 included a recommendation that my parents consider alternative vocational options for me. The report we received stated I would have difficult graduating from high school and "was not likely to succeed" in college. …Continue
Added by Karen Thompson on December 19, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments
The children of military families produced a national "Art From the Heart" Christmas card from their families to ours.
Wishing peace to all during this holiday season!
Added by Paula S. Connolly on December 18, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments
A holiday heart warming story. I love when children are GREAT examples for adults!
Added by Lori Moore on December 17, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments
As I research early childhood education, I continue to find resources that are highly credible and need to be highlighted. It is hard to know when to stop looking and start revealing these resources. The three I’ve selected for this article are sites parents will benefit from tremendously. The first site is for parents with a child in the first year of life; the second is for parents with a child ages 2-6; the third is a comprehensive website specifically focused on early childhood education…Continue
Added by Monica Rouse on December 13, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments
I am very happy to be part of the ASK staff...again! Though I thoroughly enjoyed my time at home with my own children, I am excited to again be supporting kids with disabilities and their families!
Working at ASK provides me with the unique opportunity to blend my education and teaching experiences, passion for learning, appreciation of individual abilities and just plain love of children together to support students with disabilities…Continue
Added by Lori Moore on December 10, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I have been the State Coordinator for the Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa for over ten years. Before that I taught elementary and middle school special education.
LDA-IA is a state affiliate of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, a nonprofit organization that provides information, resources and support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals.
In my role at LDA-IA I'm involved with all aspects and…Continue
Added by Kathy Specketer on December 10, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The Sparkle Effect is a cheerleading squad that includes cheerleaders with and without disabilities. You RAH-RAH Rock sparkle cheerleaders!!
Added by Lori Moore on December 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
As a Family Support Coordinator at ASK Resource Center, I have a unique opportunity to help families to learn about the options available to them and navigate the support services available to kids with special needs through the school systems. I try to help brainstorm, problem-solve and advocate for high expectations for all students.
I have been able to provide input into a few state-wide councils including past involvement in the Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation…Continue
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