Thursday, January 12, 2012

Special Learning

Autism Light #123 is Special Learning.

Special Learning, Inc. is a company offering ABA resources and other support for parents, providers, and educators of children with autism. Special Learning was founded in 2010 by Karen Chung and Michelle LaMarche. They are based in Chicago, Illinois, but their services are primarily through online resources. Special Learning is an Autism Light because they are helping to improve the life and learning of children with autism.

The Special Learning website can be found at  Their website summarizes their work as being "The comprehensive autism solutions company."  The Special Learning Twitter page says they are "a resource portal and web-based solutions provider for parents with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder."

The following is an App that Special Learning created to serve as a Augmentative and Alternative Communicative Device for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. It's called Communicating Basic Needs. There is a Lite Version of the App that is Free and the "Full" version costs less than $40.00. It may be purchased from iTunes.

The mission of Special Learning and their website portal is to "offer every parent of a child with Autism a genuine chance to help their son or daughter to attain a fulfilling life using Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy. This site provides extensive information, resources and tools for anyone who works with or whose life is touched by a child with ASD (Source)."

Special Learning states that they, "have the most expansive and user friendly library of autism, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and education information available online." The Special Learning website includes resources that are sorted by three main target audiences--parents, providers, and educators of children with autism.

Special Learning has a goal to make their resources accessible to the autism community. Some potentially helpful resources (especially related to ABA) are for sale in their Store, and other general resources and videos on their web portal are in a Resource Center that one can appreciate for free.

Social Media: You can follow Special Learning at these social media areas.
Special thanks to Special Learning for being a light where people who work with those impacted by autism can find access to resources. The web portal makes the resources accessible around the world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Photo: The logo in this post is used with the permission of Special Learning

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