RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
Virtual Reality Support for Joint Attention
Usability and Feasibility Pilot Study - JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting
Advances in virtual reality (VR) technology offer new opportunities to design supports for the core behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that promote progress toward optimal outcomes.
Profectum Parent Toolbox (PPT)
A FREE online webcast series created just for parents and caregivers!
The goal of the Profectum Parent Toolbox is to encourage and empower you to build a strong relationship with your child while fostering his or her development. The PPT™ will guide you in your discovery of your child’s unique sensory and motor differences that are the foundation of how he or she experiences the world and ultimately interacts with you. With a new understanding of your child’s individual strengths and challenges it will help you match Profectum Toolbox Strategies to your child’s needs to support his or her engaging, playing and interacting, thinking and communicating with you.
A student who inspired a song, 'So Many Ideas', noted:
“That song tells exactly how I feel. The ideas that are trapped in my head are so huge I can't even type them to you. The thing I think you need to teach the world the most is that we think very intelligently but we are bound by our bodies. This makes the world think we are not thinking people. Thank you for writing that song. Tell the parents that their kids are understanding everything that is going on even if it seems like they are not paying attention. Never give up fighting for them. They can get out of their very trapped state and be heard - that is how I did it.”
-Keir Keebler, 15 years old
Love Me For Who I Am
Anthems for differently-abled children and their families
Celebrate the Children School had the unique opportunity to collaborate with twice Grammy nominated children’s artists Dan Myers and Brady Rymer on an album and music video celebrating diversity in children with all abilities released April 2011.
The songs invite deeper understanding and appreciation of children with special needs, ultimately illuminating just how much we all have in common.
New Insights into the Hidden World of Autism
"The road to Hannah's mind opened a few days before her 13th birthday."
"Her parents, therapists, nutritionists and teachers had spent years preparing the way. They had moved mountains to improve her sense of balance, her sensory perception and her overall health. They sent in truckloads of occupational and physical therapy and emotional support. But it wasn't until the fall of 2005 that traffic finally began to flow in the other direction."
Celebrate the Children was featured as TIME Magazine’s cover story on May 2006.
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National Geographic Magazine
For autistic youths entering adulthood, a new world of challenges awaits
Finding work, love, and independence can be especially difficult for those on the spectrum.
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