Tag Archives | Autism

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Shout Out to Social Workers!

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA, with contributions from some of our great social workers at the Mecklenburg County CDSA 🙂 There are so many great things about having a website like EI Excellence, and one of them is realizing how many opportunities we have to cheer each other on in […]

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To iPad, or Not to iPad….That is the Question – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA If you’re looking for a great place to have a conversation about early intervention experiences in the field, as well as an opportunity to learn from your peers, look no further!  Table Talk Wednesdays are the place to be, and this month’s event was certainly one […]

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Off The Charts

Written by Audrey Midthun, Mother, Mecklenburg County There is a scale of measurement to gauge how a child is developing.  If you don’t know this before your children are born, you quickly learn it once they arrive.  It starts minutes after birth with the APGAR test.  How quickly are they responding to outside stimuli, and are […]

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It’s Puzzling When There’s a Question of Autism – A Table Talk Wednesday Recap

Written by Julie Higginbotham, Senior Case Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA Wow, what a great crowd we had this month for our Table Talk Wednesday event!  It surely was a hot topic as we discussed what happens when there’s a question of autism when working with families in early intervention, quite appropriate for April’s Autism Awareness Month.  Pamela […]

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Life is Therapy!

Written by Christine Milano, LMHC, Mecklenburg County CDSA In a former life, I worked in the adult Serious and Persistent Mental Health/Substance Abuse field.  I was completely comfortable with 52-year-old men who struggled with Schizophrenia, flipping over tables at me during psychotic episodes…I was.  I understood that.  I could deal with that.  I then began […]

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Is There an App for That?

Written by Sarah Midgett, Speech-Language Pathologist, Mecklenburg County CDSA Technology.  It is all around us.  Our world is rapidly becoming pixilated and industrialized, online and plugged in.  School systems are issuing iPads and tablets to help children learn and have access to information.  Nowadays, technology is evolving faster than we could have ever dreamed.  “Smart” phones are now […]

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“Welcome to My World”

Written by Melida Baldera, Service Coordinator, Mecklenburg County CDSA I am surrounded by the repeating sound of a TV cartoon song named “64 Zoo Lane.”  My three-year-old daughter has been singing this song non-stop for about twenty minutes.  “Welcome to my World.”  I am not referring to the assessment tool which early intervention practitioners use as an open window […]

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