Today, we at PIC express our gratitude for the parents and caregivers who devote their energy, enthusiasm, love, and compassion to advocating for their children and to the professionals who are dedicated to giving each child the opportunity to succeed. Happy Thanksgiving!
In Praise of Gratitude
In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships. Read more HERE.
US Autism & Asperger Association Self-Advocacy Panel Presentation
The US Autism & Asperger Association 2014 World Conference hosted a self-advocacy panel that offers real insight in to the challenges and positive experiences of self-advocacy. Watch it HERE.
Video Celebrates Simple Joys of Success
Peter Doehring, a psychologist at the Center for Autism Research in Philadelphia, created a video in the "GoPro" theme featuring his daughter Margot overcoming barriers to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Watch it HERE.
OSEP Seeks Feedback on Part C Determinations
The Office of Special Education Programs within the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) wants your feedback on a proposed approach for including results data in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C determinations process. Learn more HERE.