Week in Review - January 19, 2024

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January 19, 2024   |  Vol 20 Issue #3

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Welcome to NASET's WEEK in REVIEW. Here, we provide you with the latest publications from NASET to read and or download, as well as some of the most interesting articles that have happened this week in the field of special education. We hope you enjoy this publication.

Feel free to send us articles for this publication or let us know your thoughts about the WEEK in REVIEW at news@naset.org.

Have a great weekend!


NASET's Autism Spectrum Disorders Series

Visual Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review


By Nidia Saisbhan Lashley

This issue of NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorder series was written by Nidia Saisbhan Lashley. Visual supports provide cues to children showing the steps of what comes next. Visual supports can be used for different purposes, but generally, they are a series of tasks to be completed. Visual supports are not limited to use in an educational framework, but can be implemented at home, too. The intent of this literature review was to examine the uses of visual supports and their effects on different aspects of the lives of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Top Stories of the Week

Shattering Stereotypes about Autism and Technology

What ADHD is Not

Community Members Help Students with Disabilities Transition into Adulthood

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Proposes Special education Changes

Career Prep Tip: Specialized Programming for Neurodiverse Students

When Getting Good Grades and Working at Grade Level are Not the Same Thing

Kansas Special Ed Task Force to Finally Convene for Study of Funding Shortfall

Could Mom's Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy Lead to Language Delays in Kids?


Congratulations to

Howard Draper, Faye Parag, Patsy Ray, Wendy Hacke, Katrina Snider, Karen Roberts, Lauro Esquilona III, Karen Frantz-Fry, Suz Eisenbach, Joann P. Judge, Cindi Maurice, and Lisa Hardine who all knew the answer to last week's trivia question:

Recently, this city in the United States has been named the first sensory-inclusive city in the country. The city is the first to receive a Sensory Inclusive Certification from KultureCity, a nonprofit focused on sensory accessibility nationwide. The Alabama-based organization provides the certification, along with training and resources, upon receiving applications. Also, this city has the highest rate of disability among the top large U.S. cities at nearly 17%, and this includes those with sensory-based disabilities. In addition to the city, all of this city’s professional sports teams are certified as sensory-inclusive teams and venues. What is the U.S. city that has been named the first sensory-inclusive city in the country?


This week's trivia question: 

A recent study examining children with ADHD found that a greater discrepancy in sleep time between school nights and weekend nights correlates with poorer cognitive functioning. The term to define this discrepancy is a modern phenomenon that for most people is characterized by earlier and shorter sleep on weekdays and later and longer catch-up sleep on weekends. The term is used to describe the discrepancy between biological time, determined by our internal body clock, and social times, mainly dictated by social obligations such as school or work. In industrialized countries, two-thirds of the studying/working population experiences it, often for several years. What is the term that means sleep time between school nights and weekend nights, and earlier and shorter sleep on weekdays and later and longer catch-up sleep on weekends?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by January 22nd, 2024. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


Special Education Dispute Resolution Trends Mostly Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels

K-12 Trends to Watch in 2024

Trending or Troubling: Social Media’s Role in Mental Health Diagnoses

Texas A&M Cavalry Horses Help Riders with Disabilities Through Courtney Cares Program

Supreme Court Declines Case on Corporal Punishment for Student with Autism

Transitioning to a Workload Approach in K-12 Special Education

Too Much Screen Time Might Harm Kids' 'Sensory Processing'


Latest Job Listings on NASET

* EC Teacher - Well established NC Charter School Seeking Full-time EC Teacher. Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum. To learn more- Click here

* Head of School - Gesher Yehuda seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the role of Head of School (HOS). This is a new position designed to work closely with the Board President and current Principal, overseeing and supporting the Administration and Business Manager. To learn more- Click here

* High School Special Education Teacher - New Visions for Public Schools is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of public education in New York City. Today, we support almost 2,000 public schools and thousands of teachers, serving over a million students, in their most critical work: deciding what and how to teach, helping keep students on track to graduation, and preparing students for success beyond high school. To learn more- Click here

* SY23-24 High School Special Education Math Teacher - Working alongside general classroom teachers and in coordination with related service providers, Special Education Teachers serve as case managers, assess and monitor students' progress, design and update IEPs, and collaborate with parents and other school staff to track students' progress. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher – San Jose, CA - Private School in San Jose, California has Special Education Teacher Opening starting January 2024. The Special Education Teacher teaches elementary and/or secondary school subjects to students with emotional impairments in specialized school programs. This position plans and prepares a comprehensive annual classroom syllabus. To learn more - Click here

* Special Education Teacher - As a teacher at Beacon Day School you join a supportive community of educators, behaviorists, therapists, administrators, and staff who care deeply about our students and their families. We look forward to welcoming you! To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - You will have the opportunity to change lives through education as you connect and work one-on-one with students needing special support to understand both their capabilities and disabilities as you develop and apply personalized learning approaches and programs that support their growth, progress, and success. To learn more - Click here

* Special Education Teacher - STARS is the largest school contract agency in AZ. STARS is owned and operated by Occupational Therapists. You will be an employee and receive full benefits. Summers off with year-round pay and year-round appreciation. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - We are seeking a Special Education teacher for Thresholds High School! Thresholds High School is an Illinois State Board of Education certified Therapeutic Day School for students ages 16 to 21 years old with ongoing serious mental health needs. The Thresholds High School provides a distinct combination of flexibility and support in order to help students achieve both their high school diploma and their transition goals. To learn more- Click here

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