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IEP Season! Here’s a tip for parents and caregivers!

Having an IEP go smoothly is one of the best building blocks for a child’s educational program.  An IEP that goes smoothly results from true collaboration between families and schools.  It also doesn’t just happen.  IEPs, both the documents and the process, are hard work and require a good bit of preparation and thought before the IEP is even drafted.
Here are just a few accommodations that can be added to your child’s IEP at anytime!
  • visual charts
  • visual schedules
  • visual cues in locker, lunch box, on desk
  • fidget spinners/fidget toys
  • written schedules on locker, lunch box
  • graphic organizers
  • choice cards
  • emotions cards
  • ear plugs or headphones
  • special seating-seat pads, sit-upon balls, etc.
  • adaptive equipment-pens, pencils, calculators, fidgety toys, large print books, audio, etc.
  • use of FM headsets to either have blocking out music, or FM transmission of teacher speaking, use Beatz or something else socially acceptable, blocks out outside noise
  • rewards charts
By |2018-11-07T23:48:44+00:00September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2017 Top Autism Book For Parents “Uniquely Human”

Barry M. Prizant, PhD, is an authority on autism. In “Uniquely Human,” he shows the disorder in a new light. 
Rather than portraying autism as a disability
in need of treatment, he focuses instead on understanding people with autism. By seeking to understand 
the person behind the diagnosis, you can better enhance their experience and help them build a better life.
By |2018-11-07T23:47:56+00:00September 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sibshops – A Sibling Support Program

Sibshops is a fun and energetic program for siblings of individuals with special needs.  Sibshops are individual events that allow participants to acknowledge their life-long concerns and meet other siblings in a relaxed and recreational setting.  Activities include discussing common joys and concerns, learning how to handle situations commonly experienced by others in the group, and learning more about the implications of having a sibling with special needs.

If you are interested in AZANOW bringing this amazing program to the West Valley, please fill out the form below. We will be compiling data over the next several weeks and will make a decision based off your responses!

By |2018-11-07T23:47:24+00:00September 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Autism Parent Support Group – West Valley

AZA NOW-Together with the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, the Arizona Autism Network of the West Valley will be primarily assisting families in the West Valley seek services, networking opportunities, support, community events and much much more!

TIME: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
WHEN: 2nd Thursday
WHERE: Autism Academy – Peoria 6810 W Thunderbird, Peoria 85381

By |2018-11-07T23:46:38+00:00September 8th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Bow-A-Petite Autism Event!

Join us for a night of glamour as we host our first red carpet event: a fashion show for a cause. The event will feature children and therapy animals, yes that’s right, children and therapy animals donning a timeless classic…. bow ties! Can you handle the cuteness?! Find out September 1st from 6-10pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy located in Scottsdale Arizona. Make sure to dress to impress!Proceeds from the event will go to Pawsitive Friendships a local non-profit organization with a unique cause, click here to learn more.

VIP Admission: VIP guests will receive VIP seating at sponsored tables with a prime view of the showcase. Guests will receive a swag bag as a gift for joining the event. Food will be served to all guests.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities have limited availability and are purchased on a first come, first serve basis. Sponsorships must be purchased on or before August 18, 2017. Sponsorship opportunities are as follows:

Swag Bag Sponsor ($75) – Your promotional material will be placed in 120 swag bags to be handed out to guests at the event.

Table Sponsor ($75) – Your company information will be placed on our VIP tables for guests to see.

Signage Sponsor ($75) – Place your company banner/sign on the wall for everyone to see.

TV Sponsor ($75) – Your company logo will be showcased on TV throughout the event.

VIP Sponsor ($250) – Participate in all 4 sponsorship opportunities.

By |2017-07-16T00:08:32+00:00July 16th, 2017|Events|0 Comments