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Old May 23rd, 2017, 12:31 PM   #691
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Default 'Agricultural specialisterne': rural employment revolution for those with Autism

The subject of recent posts has mainly been on Autism-related events and organisations in the state of Virginia.

The Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC), a program of SVH Services, is Southwest Virginia-based nonprofit center that provides education and services for individuals affected by various challenges. This includes children with Autism Spectrum Disorders...
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Smith wants the best education for her seven-year-old son, Liam.

"This is a child who stands at the front door, waiting and asking for the bus," Smith said. "He loves school so much."

..."People don't understand that these children have value," Smith said. "They basically think that they're not going to amount to anything. It makes it hard for them to want to spend money on them."

Liam attends the Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center (BRAAC)... BRAAC is a nonprofit private education system licensed by the Virginia Department of Education that offers a highly structured program for students with learning disabilities and autism. Private schools for children with special needs, such as BRAAC, have received state funding under the Children's Services Act (CSA) since 1993.

BRAAC serves 100 students [from the age of 2]...

The CSA does not define a specific spending limit for the amount of money the state should use toward funding private special education. If a student is placed in a private special-education school, the state and local governments are responsible for the student's tuition if the parents cannot afford to pay on their own.

...Tuition at BRAAC can cost $3,500 to $62,000 a year. Giuliano said the cost depends on the level of expertise and staff support each student requires -- from the preschool program to specialized, one-on-one instruction.

An individual work station used by students at BRAAC Lexington.
"We work with some amazing school systems," Giuliano said. "However, there is a certain point where we're able to offer an individualized education that can rarely be done in a public school setting -- simply due to staffing."

BRAAC Lexington currently serves 10 students from Buena Vista, Rockbridge County and Augusta County. The center has four classrooms, where two to three students are placed at individual work stations for one-on-one instruction with a behavior technician. Each student follows an individualized plan -- whether life skills, such as eating and brushing teeth, or communication skills.

Giuliano said BRAAC does its best to cover costs on its own -- with fundraising events and grant writing -- but is still reliant on CSA-mandated funding.

...Andrea Smith, however, is still fearful of possible state budget cuts. She knows firsthand what can happen if a child with autism does not receive the proper education and care that private schools such as BRAAC offer.

In 2014, Smith and her family briefly moved to Howard County, Maryland.

...Two years later, Smith moved her family back to Lynchburg just so Liam could return to BRAAC.

"We're so happy to be back," she said. "He can function. He can be a person. BRAAC has been life-changing."

The General Assembly's work group is to submit a report to the chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance committees by Nov. 1, in advance of the next regular General Assembly session. Meanwhile, educators and parents alike are contacting state representatives and sharing their stories.

"I am grateful that [the amendments] did not pass, but our work is not done," Smith said. "These kids' lives are very much on the line."
Here is a link to a short video from the BRAAC preschool from last year: https://www.facebook.com/braacva/vid...4612189284381/


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The subject of recent posts has mainly been on Autism-related events and organisations in the state of Virginia.

The Sarah Dooley Center for Autism is a Richmond, Virginia based nonprofit school dedicated to serving children from the age of 5 with Autism and other related developmental disabilities. The nonprofit uses evidence-based teaching strategies to deliver highly individualised education and behavioural programming for every one of our students...

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April is National Autism Awareness Month, and as the director of the Sarah Dooley Autism Center ...this is a particularly important time for us. It's a time to reflect on how far we've come and how far we have to go.

I'll never forget the first child with autism I was able to 'reach' as an educator. The boy had a fascination with Thomas the Tank Engine. I learned that he only spoke phrases from the show, so I spent months working to build a connection around this character. One day, my student had a stomach ache, and I pulled a metaphor from the show and said, "Oh, your boiler is full."

Our eyes locked, and for the first time I understood I'd connected with him on his terms. From there, I started referring to him as 'Thomas,' and he called me 'Edward' after the show's second in command, and that eventually transitioned into me calling him by his real name and him calling me Adam. Today he can carry on a full conversation and is academically on grade level in public school.

Building that connection was an amazing experience, but it was a long journey for me as an educator.

...Twenty-five years ago, at the start of my career and before I went through clinical training to learn how to treat autism, I worked with challenging students -- [for example] kids who struggled following directions...

I thought I was good at what I did. I felt confident in my abilities to deal with anything thrown at me, but then I met my first students with autism, and none of my teaching skills seemed to work.

I cared about these kids, but caring wasn?t enough. I went home every day feeling like a failure because I couldn?t find a way to reach them.

Although we know more about autism today than we did then, teachers and parents nonetheless still feel this same kind of frustration. You love the child, but you can't get through to them.

It's painful, and tiresome, and drains your emotional energy because even something as simple as a trip to the movies or a meal in a restaurant can be exhausting, if not impossible.

...Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disorder that hinders a child's ability to communicate and interact. The diagnosis includes the presence of repetitive behaviors that can further isolate the child. Children with autism may get upset at people?s attempts to socialize with them, which can be devastating to parents and loved ones.

...for parents, siblings and other loved ones, a child with autism is a life-changing experience. The good news is that there is hope for treatment.

...While there is no 'cure' for autism, research-based early education strategies derived from Applied Behavioral Analysis ...can help.

We live in a messy, chaotic, unpredictable world, and the goal of [Applied Behavioral Analysis] is to help children develop communication and social interaction skills to help them operate in society. The underlying philosophy is that every child has a way to communicate, and as educators we can equip them with the skills to lead fuller and more independent lives.

As a once-frustrated educator, I understand the sense of helplessness parents and teachers feel, and as the director of a program offering [Applied Behavioral Analysis] treatment, I see the positive impact we can have on families. Every day at the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism we are seeing children speak their first words, make their first friends and learn behaviors that help them prepare for life beyond school.

On 'Thomas and Friends,' every engine just wants to be useful. Our community's autism treatment centers provide a critical lifeline for families throughout central Virginia, making connections with kids and helping them find their place in our world.
Here is a link to photos of the recently-held 'Autism Awareness Month' from the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism:
Autism Awareness Month | Sarah Dooley Center for Autism


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