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Institute for Behavioral Training and Project HOPE Foundation Partner to Provide Training Resources to Parents of Children with Autism

GREENVILLE, S.C. (PRWEB) March 19, 2015

Project HOPE Foundation and Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced a partnership to provide training resources to South Carolina parents of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are waiting for therapy services. Project HOPE Foundation has been serving the South Carolina autism community for almost 20 years. IBT has trained over 5,000 people across the U.S. and other countries since 2013. The training resources include parent training workshops across the state as well as online tools that provide parents and caregivers with in-depth training on ASD, applied behavior analysis (ABA), behavior management techniques, and other important topics.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions announcement on March 27, 2014, autism impacts one in 68 children and one in 42 boys. Rates of autism in South Carolina are consistent with these statistics. The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) indicates that there are over 1,200 families waiting for services for their children diagnosed with ASD. Project HOPE Foundation and the Institute for Behavioral Training were awarded a $ 125,000 DDSN training grant to provide training for South Carolina families that are waiting.

"At Hope Reach we frequently impress upon our staff two principles: ABA changes lives and every moment counts, says Mark Knight, director of HOPE Reach, a program of Project HOPE Foundation. Through this grant and the partnership with IBT, we will help empower hundreds of families waiting for services to capture teaching opportunities and experience the benefits of ABA."

When a child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, parents are often desperate to have more information and to get started with treatment. We want to provide interim assistance for families that will hopefully make a big impact for them, said Cecilia H. Knight, director of IBT. Placing appropriate training in the hands of parents is an important first step, and partnering with Project HOPE Foundation offers a great opportunity to provide much-needed resources to parents through an organization that is already doing great work here.

Project HOPE Foundation and IBT will host eight parent training workshops across the state of South Carolina in 2015. The first event will take place in Spartanburg on April 30, 2015, at the Mary Black Foundation (downtown Spartanburg) from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The second event will take place on May 11, 2015 in Aiken, South Carolina. Additional events will take place in Charleston, Greenwood, Columbia, Florence, Clemson and Greenville. Project HOPE staff will be on site to provide in-person training to parents on ASD, behavior management techniques, ABA and other topics. IBT staff will be on site to provide free access to its popular Parent eLearning program, allowing parents to continue their training at home, at their own pace. Families will also be able to access Skills


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New Book, Visual/Spatial Portals to Thinking, Feeling and Movement, Offers Groundbreaking Therapy for Autistic Children

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 20, 2013

Visual/Spatial Portals to Thinking, Feeling and Movement, a new book co-authored by Dr. Serena Wieder, clinical director of the non-profit Profectum Foundation, offers ground-breaking new therapeutic strategies for students with learning and autism spectrum disorders.

The approach developed by Wieder and co-author Harry Wachs, O.D., addresses a childs visual-spatial knowledge -- an essential building block to learning thats often underestimated in therapy for developmental disability, Wieder says.

Visual-spatial knowledge understanding where you are in space and where other things are relative to you is essential to anything you want to do, she says. When development of that knowledge is delayed, it has a domino effect on other aspects of development.

An example of a typical child with still-developing visual-spatial knowledge is the toddler who finds himself separated from his mother in a store, she explains. Without the familiar visual anchor of Mom, the toddler is confused, lost and anxious. But even without therapy for developmental disability, this child will likely learn to use visual landmarks, his own experiences and a growing comprehension to orient himself.

Imagine youre an older child or teen whose visual-spatial knowledge has not developed beyond that of the toddler separated from his mom in the store who does not know where to turn to find her, Wieder says. You would experience the emotions of that frightened toddler on a regular basis. You would be too upset to learn, and youd be too afraid to engage in the kind of play and social interaction that helps other areas of cognitive function develop.

Part 1 of Wieders book walks readers through the role of visual-spatial knowledge in both emotional and cognitive development, including illustrative examples from the co-authors combined decades of clinical and research experience.

Part 2 is a step-by-step manual of effective tools, including hundreds of activities, to help children improve their visual/spatial knowledge no matter where they are developmentally.

The therapy for developmental disability is integrated with our model of DIR (Developmental Individual differences Relationship) and Floortime, which is an approach for actual interactions with the child, Wieder says.

DIR and Floortime were developed by Wieder and colleague child psychiatrist Stanley Greenspan; the two had worked together for decades, including co-authoring two books.

This is a very valuable book especially for parents and professionals who deal with children with special needs and autism, writes celebrated pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton, Harvard professor emeritus and noted author. I recommend that you read it and treasure it.

Adds Dr. Ricki Robinson, clinical professor of pediatrics at Keck School of Medicine, University of South California, and author of Autism Solutions: How to Create a Healthy and Meaningful Life for Your Child:

This ground-breaking book reveals how visual-spatial challenges undermine learning and development and the interventions that can make a difference.

About Serena Wieder, Ph.D.

Psychologist Serena Wieder is clinical director of the non-profit Profectum Foundation, which is dedicated to the advancement of individuals with special needs through educational programs. She was co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders, and she directed the DIR Institute. Her research has focused on diagnostic classification, emotional and symbolic development, and long-term follow-up of children treated with the DIR approach. Dr. Harry Wachs is a pioneer in visual cognitive therapy.


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Critically Acclaimed Journalist, Educator and Activist Soledad OBrien to Deliver Opening Keynote at ISTE 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) March 12, 2015

Three world-class keynotes will inspire education leaders to push the limits in transforming learning at ISTE 2015, June 28-July 1, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Critically acclaimed journalist and activist Soledad OBrien; educator, comedian and father of an autistic son Jack Gallagher; and award-winning teacher, coach and blogger Josh Stumpenhorst will challenge attendees to think creatively and develop new strategies for revolutionizing education.

This years keynote speakers will definitely challenge us to reflect on the lens through which we each see the job before us, said Brian Lewis, ISTE CEO. They have some unique perspectives that can help us reframe our thinking about learning and teaching.

Opening the conference on Sunday, June 28, is award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and producer Soledad OBrien. At the forefront of the biggest breaking news stories of the past two decades, OBrien will share her story about how she pushed the limits as a woman and immigrant in America. She will talk about how she has helped others break through challenges, including educational access that present roadblocks to success.

In June 2013, OBrien launched Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production and distribution company dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories. Under Soledads leadership, the company reports on divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity through personal stories. She was the originator of the documentary series for CNN Black in America and Latino in America, now produced by Starfish Media Group. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, OBrien and her husband, Brad Raymond, created The Starfish Foundation to help disadvantaged young women successfully pursue college educations. This year they will award scholarships to 25 deserving young women.

Earlier in her career, OBrien co-anchored for NBCs Weekend Today and contributed to segments on The Today Show and NBC Nightly News. In 2003, she transitioned to CNN, where she was the face of its morning news shows for many years. She has won numerous Emmy Awards for reporting on topics such as children and race, and the 2012 presidential election.

On Tuesday, June 30, former elementary educator and comedian Jack Gallagher will inspire with heartfelt humor in the second ISTE 2015 keynote, Insight into Autism: A Fathers Perspective. Gallagher and his wife, Jean Dunn-Gallagher, also an educator, have two sons, Declan, a 23-year-old college student; and Liam, a 19-year-old with autism. In Gallaghers address, he will present a moving portrayal of a parent struggling to understand a child who he comes to realize is truly amazing.

Gallaghers address, drawn from his personal experience and training as an educator, illustrates that sometimes when pushed to the limit, we learn new lessons and discover new ways of approaching complex situations. His inspiring story will underscore how parents and educators, when working in unison, can build understanding, perspective and celebration.

In the early 1980s, Gallagher moved from the K-12 classroom to the comedy clubs of Boston and Los Angeles, where he developed his trademark style of combining humor with an important message. A three-time Emmy Award winner for his work on PBS, Gallagher is the author of six plays, including A Different Kind of Cool, exploring the differences between his two sons and coming to terms with the fact that coolness is a matter of perspective.

On Wednesday, July 1, closing keynote speaker Josh Stumpenhorst, an award-winning teacher, coach, blogger and author, will challenge attendees to throw out the old rulebook. He will challenge ISTE 2015 participants to think outside the box and push themselves to revolutionize learning. A junior high history and English teacher in suburban Chicago, Stumpenhorst is a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescence social science. His work as an educator has earned him numerous awards, including 2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year, 2012 Illinois Computing Educators Educator of the Year and 2011 ISTE Emerging Leader.

In his award-winning blog, Stump the Teacher, Stumpenhorst urges educators to innovate and embrace new technology with their students. Stumpenhorst started Innovation Days based on Daniel Pinks motivational theories, where students choose and drive their learning activities.

In his book, The New Teacher Revolution, Stumpenhorst urges teachers to build student relationships based on trust and respect rather than fear and punishment. He encourages educators to rethink homework and letter grades, and to treat technology as a powerful tool for rapid response not as a shiny toy.

Part idea incubator and part collaborative workspace, the ISTE annual conference is the forward-thinking epicenter where educators and education leaders share discoveries and develop solutions for their greatest challenges all while connecting with a global network of education resources. Additional information about the ISTE 2015 keynote speakers can be found at .

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An Organization Dedicated to Health was Featured on NewsWatch Television on February 26, 2015

(PRWEB) March 10, 2015

Focus for Health was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Health Watch, which features the latest health related products and services available to consumers. Susan Bridges, a health expert and host of NewsWatch, conducted the review, and shared with viewers the foundations mission to increase awareness of the connection between hazardous environmental exposures, the immune system, and quality of health.

One of the more spirited debates over the last few years is the dramatic decline in overall health in this country. The proof is in the numbers. Center for Disease Control and Prevention found that approximately 1 in 68 children have been diagnosed with autism, and many more suffer from other forms of chronic disease. Thankfully, theres Focus for Health, an organization thats primarily dedicated to funding the education, investigation, advocacy and research that reveals the causes of the autism epidemic, as well as the rise of chronic illness in our country.

Barry Segal, the Founder and Board Member of Focus for Health, recently sat down with NewsWatch to discuss his perspective on childhood health. Segal explains, You have all types of chronic illness growing. My feeling is that if you know certain children are vulnerable, you cant take a chance and vaccinate them carelessly. Adverse effects to vaccines or other environmental exposures can range from a skin rash to irreparable harm or even death.

Focus for Health uses scientific research to help educate families, legislators, and health care providers. Through investigation and education, they are encouraging people to find solutions to create healthier environments. Their mission is to protect the pediatric population and avoid preventable health issues.

To learn more about Focus for Health, visit today.

About NewsWatch

NewsWatch is a weekly 30-minute consumer oriented television show that airs on the History Channel, FYI Network, and ION Network. NewsWatch regularly features top technology products and services, mobile applications for iOS, Android, and Windows devices, unique and beautiful travel destinations around the world, health and medical tips, and entertainment interviews on the show. NewsWatch airs on the History Channel at 6:00 6:30 AM ET/PT and on the FYI Network from 7:00 7:30 AM ET.

NewsWatch is located in the greater Washington, DC area and has been on air for over 25 years. For more information or to watch the most recent episode, visit

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