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What You Absolutely Must Know About the McKay Scholarship

by Pam Lindemann, The IEP Advocate A child must have an IEP and be present in school for two consecutive FTE counts in October and February. Usually during the first or second week of October and again in February, school districts are required to count the number of children who are enrolled in each school. [...]

By | June 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What You Absolutely Must Know About the McKay Scholarship

Our Precious Pearls

By T.W. I don’t usually write about the big “A” because it causes me a big “A”-anxiety. But, in light of the imminent approach of Autism Awareness Month in April and the historic 164th-year anniversary of the first publishing of Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter (circa 1850), I decided to transcribe my rambling thoughts and musings [...]

By | April 14th, 2014|Autism|Comments Off on Our Precious Pearls

Congratulations Jing Zhou – Business Person of the Year!!

We have exciting news at Interventions Unlimited and Alpine Academy!!! Jing Zhou, President and Director of Interventions Unlimited and Alpine Academy was awarded 2014 North Florida and SBA State of Florida Woman-Owned Small Business Person of the Year. It is a great honor and Jing is enthused, grateful, and thankful for all the people who [...]

By | March 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congratulations Jing Zhou – Business Person of the Year!!

Decreasing Problem Behaviors through Good Teaching

By Jing Zhou, M.S., BCBA In my 20 years of practice as a behavior analyst, I often come across children who are described by their teachers or caregivers as “unable to learn”, “not teachable”, or “impossible to engage”. Often times, upon close observation, I have found that many of the children that have been described [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Decreasing Problem Behaviors through Good Teaching

Understanding the Gellar Autism Bill


By Hyndi Khomutetsky, MS BCBA
Co-founder & Director, Applied Behavior Center A total of 35 states and the District of Columbia have laws related to autism and insurance coverage. At least 23 states—Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|Autism|Comments Off on Understanding the Gellar Autism Bill


Are You Ready for Your Special Needs Child’s Eighteenth Birthday?

By Peggy R. Hoyt, J.D., M.B.A. As a parent, you provide and care for your child from the moment of his or her birth. You know your child’s likes, dislikes, learning ability and medical history. However, the day your child turns eighteen, you, as the parent, do not retain the same legal authority to make [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are You Ready for Your Special Needs Child’s Eighteenth Birthday?

What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

By M. Sandra Cely, M.D., Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician? If your child has a developmental, learning, or behavioral problem, a developmental behavioral pediatrician has the training and expertise to evaluate and care for your child. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians possess training and experience to consider, in their assessments and treatments, the medical and psychosocial [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What is a Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Never Underestimate the Power of Sensory Based Therapy


By Wendy Cox Blair, MS, Director Never underestimate the power of sensory based therapy. That phrase is the ever present theme and mission at LifeSkills Academy. At LifeSkills Academy our students are immersed in a sensory based program that supports and challenges them while their sensory needs are being met and developed. Students who may [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Never Underestimate the Power of Sensory Based Therapy


Bridging The Gaps In Child Development

By Megan Lewellen, SLP "Is my child developing normally?" Parents often have concerns about their children's development, especially when they see other children of the same age who have already reached a milestone that their child still hasn't met. This causes them to think that their child is 'slow' or 'seems behind.' It is important [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|Child Development|Comments Off on Bridging The Gaps In Child Development

Bright Starts Lead to Happy Endings

by Linda Brown OTR, MBA “How am I ever going to manage this?” That is the question most parents have on their mind when I meet them for the first time. We may meet in the NICU before their baby has been home, on the pediatric floor of one of the local hospitals (which has [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Bright Starts Lead to Happy Endings