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Shannon Des Roches Rosa

Is autistic behavior always communication?

Senior editor of Thinking Person's Guide to Autism and mother of an autistic teenaged son, Shannon Des Roches Rosa, questions the mantra "behavior is communication". When are autistic behaviors communication, and when are they not?

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Join the Angelman Revolution!

There's a revolution going on! A revolution by and for people with Angelman syndrome. Angelman syndrome is a genetic syndrome that occurs in about 1 in 15,000 children.

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Shelley Harris

Listening to stories is “real reading”!

Did you know that listening to stories is an important part of practicing reading skills? Librarian Shelley Harris shares her favorite audio options, from listening to audiobooks and podcasts to combining print and audio to reinforce new vocabulary.