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October 2016 Newsletter

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STAGES NEWS: Information, Resources & More!


Link4fun by Stages Learning: Interactive Bridging Books for Early Literacy!
We are excited to announce our newest products for early childhood education. The Link4fun Bridging Books are printed children’s picture books that are placed next to an iPad or other digital device to provide synchronized interactive content. As readers turn a page, the action triggers the device to display digital content that compliments the content of the physical book and provides an interactive and engaging learning experience. Ready to ship next week! 

Learn More and Purchase Here!


Autism Explained: An Autistic Woman Explains Common Autism Characteristics, Misconceptions, and the Neurodiversity Movement

Autism is a neurological pervasive developmental disorder. That means it is a different way of thinking and growing that affects every part of a person’s life. Autism is diagnosed by looking at the three ‘pillars’ of autism.  Read More ....


Lesson Plan: Improv Storytelling with Blocks
Whether you’re a parent who wants to guide your child’s play or a teacher who wants to get the whole class engaged with blocks, this lesson will build storytelling skills, collaboration, and spatial abilities in a hilarious, creative way. Featuring our NEW Language Builder Blocks

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Book Review: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Whenever I sit down to write a new blog entry, I mentally acknowledge the importance of self-advocacy in the lives of people with autism. It is vital that we tell others how we are feeling and what we are thinking, so that the community can understand our needs. I write these blog entries for similar reasons, and I appreciate the opportunity to tell family members and professionals about my experiences so that they can learn from them.  Read More ....

Autism in the News:

Science Daily, October 19.
Scientists have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people who have a rare tumor syndrome typically diagnosed in childhood. The findings, in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), may lead to a better understanding of the genetic roots of autism in the wider population. Read More ...

Girl, 6, Writes Touching Letter To Defend Brother With Autism

Huffington Post, October 24. 

Six-year-old Lex is already fighting the good fight for disability equality. After a classmate at her school in southern England called her 9-year-old brother, who has autism, “weird,” she decided to take an heroic stand. Read More ...


Thanks again for visiting our site and checking out our resources! We hope you find them to be useful in your home, classroom and daily life!

Warm Regards,

Angela Nelson


President, Stages Learning Materials