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Travel and Medical Access

Travel and Medical Access

Travel with access to consistent and quality medical care is much easier than it was for previous generations of travelers. Even with all of the excitement of travel, moving from place to place with a medical condition that requires attention can pose challenges. Traveling with a child or family member with a medical difficulty can require some additional planning.…

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Travel and Physical Access

Part 2 of our series about travel is about physical access. Future posts will discuss communication and sensory considerations when traveling. Lots of travel sites can tell readers where to find ramps and more accessible places. Thankfully, people, communities and businesses are now more aware of the diversity of needs among travelers than…

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General Considerations for Traveling with Children

General Considerations for Traveling with Children

Lots of travel sites detail where to find fun activities for children and families. Businesses are more aware of the needs of families than they have been in the past. In fact, travel destinations, hotels, and theme parks compete for the travel dollars of families. That means better accommodations and amenities for everyone. We have assembled some specific suggestions in a series of blog posts to help you organize your thoughts and supplies for travel. Locate the resources specific to your family’s needs and use them to simplify the path to total relaxation on vacation!…

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Personal Emergency Profile Now Available!

Personal Emergency Profile Now Available!

The Personal Emergency Profile, an important safety tool, is downloadable, printable, shareable, and useable for adults, caregivers, first responders and the general public. The Profile is also symbol-supported for access by individuals with language and learning challenges. The single-sheet, printable, safety tool includes a SymbolStix® communication support on the bottom to facilitate communication with individuals before, during, and after crisis situations.…

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Unique Learning System-A Complete Reading Program

Unique Learning System® (ULS) has been a cornerstone in classrooms for students with complex needs since its inception. With six grade bands of content and differentiation within those bands, the volume and quality are unparalleled. Now, ULS includes all vital components of a reading program in each grade band from preschool through transition.…

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Crisis Intervention Considerations with Young Children & the Many Uses of Symbols

Crisis Intervention Considerations with Young Children & the Many Uses of Symbols

Educators are facing greater challenges than they ever have in the past related to this population, and numbers of significant crisis incidents with this population are on the rise. There is a hunger for solutions and preventive strategies that are effective. The primary goal of this article is to help staff organize their thinking about preschooler behaviors and developmentally appropriate intervention strategies using CPI’s Crisis Development ModelSM – exploring where symbols and visual supports can be extremely useful in those efforts.…

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Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Talk Like A Pirate Day!

September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. If you don’t already know this, Talk Like a Pirate Day started as a joke-a parodic holiday on which everyone would emphasize the R sound and talk like a pirate. Created by two men from Oregon, John Baur and Mark Summers, the day was not meant to celebrate pirates or ruin the speech patterns of children, but to simply have fun!…

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Tragedy in Orlando

Tragedy in Orlando

For some assistance explaining and discussing the tragedy in Orlando, download the Breaking News article: Tragedy in Orlando. The world mourns with #Orlando © Copyright 2016 n2y, LLC. All Rights…

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Presume Competence! Q & A Interview

Presume Competence! Q & A Interview

I am the Director of Training. It is my responsibility to educate teachers and school district personnel about n2y solutions and preferred practices for implementation. I consider myself an advocate for the students and for the educators in achieving the best outcomes over time. The ultimate goal is to provide teachers with quality materials so they can engage all students allowing them to be as independent as possible while engaging in meaningful tasks.…

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What Do History and Research Say About Symbols?

What Do History and Research Say About Symbols?

It’s likely that most people would agree with the statement that the one of the core purposes of education is to develop students with the abilities to understand and respond to information. Students arrive in our schools and classrooms with disparate skills and abilities, different social experiences, dissimilar instruction, and other discordant factors, but educators and therapists are called upon to fulfill the core purposes of education.…

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