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Distance Learning and COVID-19: Schedule the Day

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Mar, 2020

Distance Learning and COVID-19: Schedule the Day

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COVID-19 has turned our world upside down as the world moves to distance learning. Children have a hard time understanding why they can't go to school. Teachers and parents aren't sure how to fill the day. Students need down time to self-soothe and to deal with anxiety related to the corona virus. They also need structure to ward

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Special Announcement for the Flu Season

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Mar, 2020

Special Announcement for the Flu Season

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Stuck at home? Here's a thought. Social distancing, the corona virus, and seasonal flu have created disruption everywhere. Teachers and parents are talking online about how to create as much normalcy as possible by keeping a schedule. Smart Steps Mobile is here to help structure your day. To make it easy, Smart Steps offers a special free upgrade for

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Are Soft Skills Important to be Successful? Kansans Say Yes!

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Mar, 2020

Are Soft Skills Important to be Successful? Kansans Say Yes!

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Dr. Randy Watson, Kansas Commissioner of Education, presents findings in an eye-opening report based on a survey of a thousand community and business persons across Kansas. Participants were asked to write about what makes a successful young adult; researchers at K-State analyzed results. Kansans Say Non-Academic Skills Matter Most Surprisingly, academic skills were not the most important items on

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Teaching Softskills on the Job

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Mar, 2020

Teaching Softskills on the Job

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It's fun to see what types of businesses are created to support employment skills. A unique but practical idea for supported employment was created as part of a day service for adults with disabilities: The Bookworm Bookstore in Ramona, California. Softskills are Crucial for Job Success If your community has created a business as a way to provide

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How to Make the Workplace More Inclusive

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Feb, 2020

How to Make the Workplace More Inclusive

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New employees, especially employees with disabilities, sometimes need a boost learning the ropes on a new jobsite, especially when it’s their first job. When employees enter the workforce, they may find it hard to mix in with a variety of ages and personalities in the workplace; if they don’t fit in, they can get set up by the

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Cold Weather Decisions

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Jan, 2019

Cold Weather Decisions

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  Brrr, it’s cold outside! Does your loved one know what to do to manage weather situations? Do you find yourself reminding them of the same thing over and over? Would you like to change that? Here's how: Let’s brainstorm decisions we might make in cold weather: What to wear for different temperatures, What to do if their

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High School Graduates with Autism: What are they NOT up to?

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Jan, 2019

High School Graduates with Autism: What are they NOT up to?

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High school graduation is an exciting time with parties, college picks, and ceremonies. It can also be a source of anxiety because for many students, the future is uncertain. What about students with disabilities such as autism? K-12 Education Offers Supports Let’s back up a minute to talk about K-12 education. In public education, paraprofessional support is offered,

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Smart Steps Adds New Features

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Nov, 2017

Smart Steps Adds New Features

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It's Customizable! We have great news! Smart Steps announces the addition of several new features to the mobile app and to the web portal. Smart Steps listened to consumers and found out how you (campuses, caregivers, agencies, professionals, employers and app users) want to customize the Smart Steps Mobile app. Accessibility is important to Smart Steps, so rest

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Coaching Persons in Decision Making: Forgot My Lunch

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Aug, 2014

Coaching Persons in Decision Making: Forgot My Lunch

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We've all been there, right? We get to work and realize we forgot our lunch. For someone with a disability (or anyone who tends to be forgetful), this probably happens more often and it can be anxiety-provoking. It's distracting and keeps us from doing our best work. Several issues and choices come into play. Does the person have

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