Welcome to Lehigh Valley Autism Guide

A central place for families and professionals to come together to create an inclusive community in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Parents, you can navigate the complicated journey of parenting a child or adult with autism saving you precious time, help you make informed decisions for your child(ren) and advocate for more high quality services.
 
This award winning website is also a great resource for professionals to expand their services to meet the needs of the Lehigh Valley and find helpful resources that will help your clients.  The contributions Lehigh Valley Autism Guide has made to the community has also been recognized by the House of Representatives and the Senate.
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Travelport Wants Travel Agents to Use Assistance Codes for Travelers with Intellectual Disabilities

 

(Article) Autistic people aren't failed versions of normal

Families to the MAX (F2MAX)

From State Task Force Minutes:
The Bureau of Special Education is working on developing transition grant opportunities for school districts to work with their regional OVR staff to support placement of students with disabilities in supported employment while in the school age program

ESQUIRE: The Drugging of the American Boy

Creating Responsible Kids on Smartphones…http://www.shapethesky.org

CINEMAS Sensory friendly movies.rank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, Arts Quest, 101 Founders Way. The series continues with Cinderella (1950) on Nov. 10 and Polar Express on Dec. 8; free reserved tickets are required.

Talking and walking are permitted, while stimming (self-regulation behavior) is encouraged. The theater’s house lights are dimmed but remain on, the film volume is lowered and previews are eliminated. Families with special dietary needs can bring food from home.

For tickets, call at 610-332-3378 or visit the ArtsQuest Center. Tickets cannot be reserved online.

 

A New School Year Begins Soon! The Right to Education Local Task Force Needs YOU! Consider attending the next meeting.

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Northampton County

Zero tolerance and the teenage brain

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Is zero-tolerance hurting our schools? Colin O'neal explores the development of the teenage brain and uses findings from neuroscience to justify more inclusive school policy.

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