When You Meet One Person with Autism You’ve Met One Person with Autism

By Annette Pinder When Lauren Savino discovered how much she enjoyed working with young children while volunteering at a school, she decided to triple-majored in Spanish, Special Education, and Elementary Education. Now she teaches fourth and fifth graders — her favorite age group — at Bennett Park

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Autism

Autism is a complex bio-neurological developmental disability that is complicated even further by the various ways people exhibit its symptoms. No two individuals with autism behave in the same way, so symptoms that are identifiable in one person will not necessarily be present in another. Learning the

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Accessible Academics: Disability Changes your Life!

About Our Cover Model by Annette Pinder Anne Showers was born and raised in Western New York, attended Williamsville East High School and UB, hoping to become a veterinarian. Then, a series of events derailed her plans. “During high school, I experienced all of the symptoms of

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John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital Presents Technology for Autism Patients

As part of Autism Awareness Month, Oishei Children’s Hospital is proud to be the first hospital in the United States to partner with MagnusCards®, a free mobile application by Buffalo and Ontario-based company, Magnusmode. MagnusCards® leverages digital how-to card decks, complete with step-by-step instructions and intuitive game

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Finding the Spark that Connects Us All

Our Cover Model – Amy Pinder by Shannon Traphagen A Buffalo native, Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP, is co-founder, owner, and executive director of Inclusion Festival. She is also a yogi, hula hooper, arts enthusiast, and speech-language pathologist at Celebrate the Children in New Jersey with over ten

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Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Autism Services, Inc. and the Autism Society Western New York Chapter are pleased to present “Feeding Strategies for Picky Eaters.”  The presenter is Ms. Shawn Manvell, M.S./CCC-SLP, a licensed speech-language pathologist and iOS app developer who works in five counties surrounding Los Angeles,

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Floortime Therapy for Children with Autism

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Floortime therapy does not necessarily entail spending time on the floor with your child – but it could! Floortime therapy is a key component of the DIR model, developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Wieder. Using this approach, caregivers and

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Capturing the Gleam in Your Child’s Eyes

DIR/Floortime® for Children with Autism at Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center is Changing Lives by Bridget Palmer MA, CCC-SLP Many children with challenges in relating and communicating struggle to connect with others around them. They may not smile, laugh, or play peek-a-boo as easily as other children.

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