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Latest success stories, news and information concerning Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Neurodiverse Community

Taking the “Bite” Out of Dental Visits for Children with Autism

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Jan 17, 2018 |

It’s common knowledge that no adult or child enjoys going to the dentist, even for a routine check-up. This is especially true for children with autism, where routine takes on…

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Using Peer Tutoring to Facilitate Learning in Children with Autism

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Jan 12, 2018 |
Tutor for children with autism

by Dena H. Friedman A doctoral candidate at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, has been studying how peer tutoring can improve the writing and social skills of children with autism…

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Words Can Inspire

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Jan 10, 2018 |
Words of Inspiration and Encouragement

By Leah Davies, M.Ed Most educators can recall a teacher’s comment that either encouraged or discouraged them. Positive messages foster a child’s growth and are constructive, while negative messages can…

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Hospital “Sensory Carts” Ease Young ASD Patients’ Anxiety

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Jan 10, 2018 |
Hospital Carts for Easing ASD Anxiety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are 20 percent more likely to be hospitalized for illness and injury than other children. …

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It’s “Snow” Joke: Snow Day Strategies for Families with ASD

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Jan 10, 2018 |
Snow day in the city

For most parents, a snow day may result in only minor inconveniences – having to take off work unexpectedly or finding emergency childcare. Others seize the opportunity to sleep in…

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New Study Finds Proper Prenatal Nutrition May Reduce Risk of Autism in Children

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Jan 9, 2018 |
Lowering risk of autism in pregnant women

Pregnant women are advised to take prenatal supplements such as folic acid, iron, iodine, and calcium to boost overall health, close nutritional gaps in their diet, and to prevent certain birth…

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Some of Shema Kolainu’s Accomplishments for the Past Year (and More To Come!)

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Jan 4, 2018 |
Shema Kolainu - Accomplishments of 2018

Shema Kolainu-Hear Our Voices provides exceptional services to the autism community. Our mission is to give our students the necessary tools including the best education and therapy services to help…

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Parents Of Autistic Children Are Targets For Fraud

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Aug 29, 2017 |
Child receives vaccination

Over the past few years the autistic community, especially parents of autistic children, have been bombarded with social media postings featuring pseudoscientific, controversial treatments. Among the most widespread methods of…

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Adaptive Physical Education Classes Get Instruction from Go Noodle

By Shema Kolainu - Hear Our Voices | Feb 20, 2015 |
Students take part in Go Noodle program

Shema Kolainu has recently introduced and incorporated a new program into the adaptive physical education curriculum. Go Noodle is an online program that has a wide variety of activities that…

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