Week in Review - November 10, 2023

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November 10, 2023   |  Vol 19 Issue #45

NASET Member!

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 Treatment of Disabilities and Disorders for Students Receiving Special Education and Related Services 

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)


What is autism spectrum disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Some people with ASD have a known difference, such as a genetic condition. Other causes are not yet known. Scientists believe there are multiple causes of ASD that act together to change the most common ways people develop. We still have much to learn about these causes and how they impact people with ASD.

People with ASD may behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. There is often nothing about how they look that sets them apart from other people. The abilities of people with ASD can vary significantly. For example, some people with ASD may have advanced conversation skills whereas others may be nonverbal. Some people with ASD need a lot of help in their daily lives; others can work and live with little to no support.

ASD begins before the age of 3 years and can last throughout a person’s life, although symptoms may improve over time. Some children show ASD symptoms within the first 12 months of life. In others, symptoms may not show up until 24 months of age or later. Some children with ASD gain new skills and meet developmental milestones until around 18 to 24 months of age, and then they stop gaining new skills or lose the skills they once had.

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Top Stories of the Week

Youngest Children in Class with ADHD as Likely to Keep Diagnosis in Adulthood as Older Pupils

The Link Between Visual Discrimination and Autism

Educating for Our New Normal: How the End of Illiteracy Can Begin Now

The Top K-12 Conferences to Attend in 2024

Nonprofit Builds Accessible Playground, Outdoor Space for Children Who are Hard-of-Hearing

How the ‘Science of Reading’ Benefits English Learners

Use AI to Better Connect with Students



This week's trivia question: 

This group of muscle diseases is caused by mutations in a person’s genes. Over time, muscle weakness decreases mobility, making everyday tasks difficult. These disorders (of which there are more than 30) vary in age of onset, severity, and the pattern of the affected muscles. Common types include Duchenne (the most common form), Becker, Myotonic, Congenital, Distal, Emery Dreifuss, Limb-Girdle, and Facioscapulohumeral. What is the group of muscle diseases called?

If you know the answer to this week's trivia questions, email it to us at contactus@naset.org by November 13, 2023. If you are correct, you will be acknowledged in next week's NASET's Week in Review


Americans Disagree on How to Keep Children Safe at Schools

How School Leaders Can Build Strong Professional Relationships

Heightened Distractibility a Core ADHD Deficit

Supplements for ADHD: Are They Effective?

How Adults Understand What Kids are Saying

Autism Poses Advantage in Bystander Scenarios

Unlocking the “D Factor”: A New Measure for General Distractibility in ADHD

Grouping English Learners in Classrooms Yields No Benefit in Reading Development


Latest Job Listings on NASET

* Special Education Teacher $2,500 Hiring Incentive (Intergrated Early Learning Center) - The Special Education Teacher will teach students with typical and atypical development in a full day, year round inclusive classroom setting. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - As a Special Education Teacher, you will plan, prepare and implement the instructional process for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) within the learning center and/or classroom including, but not limited to; delivery of instruction, implementation of curriculum materials & educational software, and development of daily lesson plans & classroom schedules, which reflect state and school requirements as well the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the learner. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - Ready to join a team of exceptional certified educators at Paterson Public Schools – the fourth largest school district in New Jersey. We are looking for teachers who are experts in their content area, are committed to improving student achievement, and will bring enthusiasm to the classroom. To learn more- Click here

* SPED Teacher - District of Columbia International School (DCI) is a public charter school serving over 1600 racially and economically diverse students in grades 6-12 from across the District of Columbia. We aim to provide our students with a world-class education that empowers them to follow their passions and change the world. To learn more- Click here

* High School Special Education Teacher - New Visions seeks the most talented and dedicated educators to bring their skills, experience, and energy to a collaborative and innovative learning environment where teachers are empowered to meet each student's unique learning needs and open the doors to new and rich opportunities. Our teachers are dynamic and innovative pedagogues who are committed to urban students and the issues they face every day. 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

* Special Education Teacher - Certified Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities under the direction of the campus Principal and Superintendent with direct support from the program coordinator. Thie role also requires the evaluation and assessment of student progress against instructional objectives; follows State mandate due process procedures and functions as IEP manager to assigned students. To learn more- Click here

* Teacher- Exceptional Education- Self Contained- Autism/ID/ED - Interested in creating a better tomorrow? Apply to be a TUSD (Tucson Unified School District) teacher today. Tucson Unified School District is the best place in Southern Arizona for you to begin or continue a rewarding and meaningful teaching career. As one of the largest employers in Tucson, we have a superior offering of teaching opportunities that you will not find in other districts in the region. To learn more- Click here

* Teacher-Exceptional Education - Self Contained - Autism/ID/ED - Effectively manage the learning environment to prepare lesson plans, instruct students, evaluate and monitor students’ performance in order to advance student achievement. Understand and appreciate diversity. Work collaboratively with a team to plan instruction. Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning. To learn more - Click here

* Special Education Teachers - Successful candidate must be able to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in an environment that prepares students for lives as informed and engaged citizens in a global society. To learn more- Click here

* Special Education Teacher - Propel Schools - Propel Schools is the largest network of public charter schools in Allegheny County consisting of 13 schools and approximately 4,000 scholars. Our mission is to provide high-quality schools to underserved communities. Each of our schools provide a rigorous academic environment and small class sizes where educators focus on providing each scholar with support and individualized attention. To learn more- Click here


Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.

Dwayne Johnson

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