Professional Development and Parent Seminar–Free

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD Albany) is pleased to announce the 2016-17 professional development and parent seminars – The seminars are offered at no cost to participants

 

Addressing the Core Deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Social- Emotional Skills to Students with ASD

Students with ASD have persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts; these deficits often include social-emotional reciprocity and non-verbal communication. This seminar will focus on foundational social skills, an overview of assessment/curriculum tools and it will highlight several instructional strategies to help support students with ASD.

 

Addressing the Core Deficits of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom: Supporting the Understanding and Development of Peer Relationships

As a core deficit in ASD, students have deficits in developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships, ranging, for example, from difficulties adjusting behavior to suit various social contexts; to difficulties in sharing imaginative play or in making friends; to absence of interest in peers. This session will discuss the importance of friendships, along with interventions that target the development of peer relationships.

 

Seminar flyer: http://www.albany.edu/autism/files/Spring_2017_PDPS_Flyer.pdf

 

Register online: http://www.albany.edu/pdps/form.php

 

 

Kristin V. Christodulu, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Statewide Coordinator, NYS Regional Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

University at Albany, SUNY

1535 Western Avenue

Albany, NY 12203

PH: 518-442-2574

FX: 518-442-4834

EMAIL: kvchristodulu@albany.edu

WEBSITE: www.albany.edu/autism

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iOS 10.2 is here with new emojis, a TV app, Photo updates and more – CNET

Apple released iOS 10.2 new features and bug fixes for your iPhone. It’s a big midyear update that includes news emojis, a TV app and much more. Here’s everything the update includes.

Editors’ note: This post originally rounded up features included in iOS 10.2 beta. At least one of the beta features — emergency SOS — was excluded from the public release. 

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Lawyer Vindicated on Appeal After Losing Case on Untimely Bathroom Break – Strategist

By William Vogeler

Some things can’t wait, like when a Florida lawyer desperately needed to leave the courtroom to go the bathroom.

But poor Jeff Tomberg had to wait 18 months for a court of appeal to excuse him. The appeals court said the trial judge should have allowed Tomberg to argue a motion, even though he was late to a hearing because he was in the bathroom. The justices said the judge abused his discretion in refusing the lawyer’s request to be heard.

“Here, because plaintiffs’ counsel was only a few minutes late for the summary judgment hearing and offered a patently reasonable explanation for his tardy appearance, and there was no showing of prejudice or willful misconduct, we find that the trial court abused its discretion in refusing to allow plaintiffs’ counsel to present argument at the hearing,” the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal said.

In other words, “Yes, Jeff, you may go now.

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Tomberg thought he would be excused for being a few minutes late that day, but he didn’t expect to become famous for it. He once won Ohio’s largest jury verdict for a child’s wrongful death, argued before the Florida Supreme Court, and practiced 39 years as a board certified trial lawyer.

“There’s an unfortunate irony here that this is what I’ll be known for,” he told Daily Business Review.

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email app for iPhone iPad and Mac | Spark

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Spark, a mobile and web-based application, is designed to add ease and organization to emailing. The app sorts emails into categories for easy browsing and allows users to quickly search their emails with user-friendly language (e.g. “email from Amina last week”). Another feature of Spark is the ability to “snooze” emails and reply to them at a later time. This email app boasts a sleek interface and is integrated with a number of other organizational and collaborative tools, such as Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Drive. Currently, Spark is only available for Apple devices.

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Don’t click! Lawyers get fake emails about a complaint; hyperlink installs malicious software

BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS for ABA Journal

Lawyers who receive emails about a complaint filed against their business may have a problem–but it’s not because of an angry client.

Officials in multiple states are warning that the emails invite the lawyers to click on a hyperlink to view the complaint. Clicking on the link will open a website that installs malicious software or ransomware on the lawyer’s computer. Ransomware blocks computer access until the computer user pays money to get it unlocked.

Officials in New YorkTexasPennsylvaniaMarylandand Florida are among those warning about the scam. Lawyers who received such an email should delete it immediately and should not click on the link, according to a press release by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

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Above the Law reports on other email scams in this article. Ransomware victims can file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

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A senior German conservative has warned Facebook it could face fines if it fails to act faster to tackle online hate speech, and he said the government could propose legislative measures in the new year.

Speaking at a party conference of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) in Essen, western Germany, Volker Kauder suggested politicians were running out of patience with efforts by social media providers to crack down on hate speech. 

“I expect from big companies like Facebook that they adhere to laws. If they are not respected than we must think about new possibilities, fines for example,” he said.

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