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Employers Seeking STEM Students with Special Needs — STEM Careers

People with disabilities who want to pursue careers in STEM fields find themselves at an opportune time. Four years ago, the Federal Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and the National Council on Disability (NCD) hosted a dialogue entitled Encouraging People with Disabilities to Pursue Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). It projected that […]

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STEM Program Promote Social Skills and Team-Based Learning in Special Education Classrooms

STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach to educating students in four specific disciplines – science, technology, engineering and mathematics.The curriculum was developed as a response to waning interest among the general school population. Only about 20 % of those students gravitate toward careers involving those subjects. Yet, according to a STEM3 Academy report, that […]

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A General Overview of Learning Disabilities

Long gone are the days when learning disabilities had yet to be discovered and the necessary accommodations delivered to those who needed them. Today, we strive to support and continue to enhance the needs, education, and awareness of the numerous learning disabilities. This is an overview of five learning disabilities that are common in the […]

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Special Needs Children and the Spectrum of Stress

The differently abled and oriented among us have taught us that human behavior exists on a spectrum, rather than in binary boxes. This applies to stress, as well. Not all stress is bad. It is not all good. Teaching this to children with learning disabilities will better prepare them for life’s challenges.We teach our students […]

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