Shema Kolainu’s Small Miracles: Meet Yaakov

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With Yaakov (age 6), our activity schedule strengthened his independent play skills. Continue reading

Film Raises Questions on Autism in Adulthood

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To this day, many still do not understand the nature of autism and our culture still does not have a solid solution for autistic children after their parents die. Continue reading

Effective Treatments for Autism?: Gluten-Free, Vitamins, and Other Alternatives

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There is some evidence that certain treatments are helpful. Continue reading

Playing Xbox AT SCHOOL?

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Xbox Kinect is being used an educational device for students with ASD and is having incredible results thus far. Continue reading

Governor John Kasich Visits Shema Kolainu 

Republican presidential candidate,,Ohio Gov. John Kasich looks at a picture of the White House made by students at a religious school in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

During his recent candidacy, John Kasich stopped by Shema Kolainu to visit our kids. He stated upon arrival that the kids are “made special, different than we are. We’re going to look at the love that is laid upon not … Continue reading

An ASD Friendly Experience, Eh?

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sensory accommodations such as schedule suggestions, quiet spaces, hands-on opportunities, and a more tailored interaction with the Village staff Continue reading

Making Live Shows More Autism-Friendly

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Many performance companies are changing the perception of live theater for children with ASD, making it more inviting and comfortable for them. Continue reading

14-Year-Old Autistic Boy Finds Happiness through Art

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John was having a difficult time trying to communicate and demonstrated a tendency to act rather aggressively. However, this all changed once he discovered his passion towards painting. Continue reading

Teaching Children about their Autistic Peers

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Although adults are fully aware of the growing autistic population, it is important for young children to be introduced to the disorder, and learn how to treat their peers with respect. Continue reading