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Think College!    Doors to colleges are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country. This website is designed to share what is currently going on, provide resources and strategies, let you know about training events, and give you ways to talk to others. The information is for transition aged students as well as adults attending or planning for college. read more for Wednesday, January 25, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST Webinar Info:



 
 
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Good transportation is an important part of a successful outcome for students as they transition into adult life and stop riding the school bus. Ulster County Transportation Council, in cooperation with UCAT and Citibus endeavor to provide better service and integration between transit systems and to provide public transportation that is more responsive and accessible to residents and visitors of the County at a lower cost.    
 Go to http://www.co.ulster.ny.us/ucat/

 
 
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Inclusive Schools Week (ISW) highlights the progress schools have made in providing a supportive
and quality education to students of diverse backgrounds and abilities. It provides an opportunity
for educators, students, and families to ensure that schools continue to improve their ability to
successfully educate all children. Learn more at www.inclusiveschools.org.

 
 
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Teens with an interest in animals and veterinary science can now sign up for the 4-H Veterinary Science Series, which will be held at SUNY Ulster. There are two units in the series with each being a five-week commitment. The program is sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County 4-H Youth Development and the SUNY Ulster Vet Tech Program. This program  can accomodate teens with special needs. Thursdays, 6:30-8:30. WINTER 2012


 
 
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From National Public Radio: "For as long as there's been an IQ test, there's been controversy over what it measures. Do IQ scores capture a person's intellectual capacity, which supposedly remains stable over time? Or is the Intelligent Quotient exam really an achievement test — similar to the S.A.T. — that's subject to fluctuations in scores?

The findings of a new study add evidence to the latter theory: IQ seems to be a gauge of acquired knowledge that progresses in fits and starts."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/10/20/141511314/iq-isnt-set-in-stone-suggests-study-that-finds-big-jumps-dips-in-teens

 
 
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Shared by Lydia Diaz:
JobTIPS is a free program designed to help individuals with communication, socialization, and learning differences explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment. Individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may find this site particularly helpful, as would individuals with learning differences, ADD, speech or language disorders, and other areas of exceptionality.  JobTIPS addresses the social and communication differences that might make identifying, obtaining, and keeping a job more difficult for you.

http://www.do2learn.com/JobTIPS/index.html   

 
 
 
 
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Monday October 24 6-8 pm
http://www.rcal.org/

 
 
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MONTCLAIR, N.J. — For weeks, Justin Canha, a high school student with autism, a love of cartoons and a gift for drawing, had rehearsed for the job interview at a local animation studio. . . .

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/us/autistic-and-seeking-a-place-in-an-adult-world.html?_r=1&ref=health

painting by Justin Canha
 
 
ASPIE ADVOCACY ACTIVITIES
The "Triple A" of the Autism Spectrum
  Come join an exciting new group of people with Asperger’s and their families.
We are starting a group that will involve social activities and learning opportunities.                       
We will have fun opportunities to meet other young people with Asperger’s.
FUN   ADVOCACY   SNACKS   PARENT GROUP
Parents can meet others and receive support and training. Topics can include Transition, Advocacy, and Local Services.

When: Sept. 19, 2011        6:30pm - 8:30 pm     
Where: Ulster- Greene ARC,     471 Albany Avenue,     Kingston, NY 12401
 Contact: Jennifer Marshall,    845-339-8320   jensim@earthlink. net
Supported by:  Mental Health Association of Ulster County,Ulster- Greene ARC
Hudson Valley Autism Society, Resource Center for Accessible Living
 

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