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Special Learning, Inc.is delighted to announce a partnership with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Parent Support. Together, Special Learning’s market leading autism training, educational materials and Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support’s global network provide the comprehensive support parents and caregivers of children with autism are seeking.


Special Learning, Inc. and Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Parent Support Group Team Up to Provide Comprehensive Autism Education and Resources

CHICAGO, IL – March, 2018 – Special Learning, Inc.—the leading global provider of comprehensive digital autism solutions including training, curriculum and educational materials, and virtual consulting—is delighted to announce a partnership with Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Parent Support. Together, Special Learning’s market leading autism training, educational materials and Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support’s global network provide the comprehensive support parents and caregivers of children with autism are seeking.

Parent Support for Children With Special Needs

There are approximately 70 million people with autism in the world, based on a global prevalence rate of 1 in 100, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The caregivers of these children report feeling inadequate in their ability to manage their children’s behavioral and emotional problems. Consequently, they suffer from personal and family strain, and fear for the future of their children.[1]

Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Parent Support has quickly established itself as the most popular website for parents of children with special needs to ask questions, learn, share success and spread awareness. Founder Jeanette Baker developed the website to share and find support for her children with special needs and help them thrive in the home, school and community environment.

The Sensory Processing Disorder Facebook page has become the leading social media community for caregivers and a valuable parent-to-parent resource on behavioral and emotional management strategies, product tips, and special needs specialist and education referrals. The community also welcomes caregivers, teachers, therapists, and other autism professionals.

Autism Education Materials

Special Learning provides the most cost-effective access to autism learning solutions, and the most extensive library of educational materials. Sadly, less than 10% of the world’s population with autism have access to a life-changing intervention known as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). ABA is an evidenced-based intervention that has a demonstrated 47% success rate in helping children with autism to mainstream with early and intensive application. Furthermore, the costs of ABA are high, ranging from $75,000–$125,000 annually.

The Special Learning solution is to increase the global supply of parents, educators and professionals trained to use ABA. Special Learning’s flexible learning platform makes ABA training, education, and curriculum materials, and virtual consultation accessible to those estimated 200 million individuals who provide direct care and support to individuals with autism. This tech-based delivery method fosters connected access to ABA experts to anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world!

Special Learning’s Social Stories, Visual Schedules and Parent Trainings are now available at  the Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Parent Support Website. Social stories provide visual and written guides on how to master everyday tasks for children with social, behavioral and communication problems. Children learn social cues and common responses to various situations and skills. From getting dressed to raising one’s hand in the classroom, routine behaviors are explained, personalized and reinforced.

Connecting Clinicians, Educators, and Parents Through Technology

All Special Learning courses can be accessed and completed online anywhere in the world. Upon completion of their courses, anyone can be certified to work with individuals with autism. Experts (BCBAs), intervention clinicians (implementers), educators, parents and other professionals such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists, social workers, and nurses can learn to become ABA practitioners.

Most importantly, with access to our comprehensive array of digital autism solutions, parents can now become their child’s therapist, enabling them to take control of their child’s future.

“We believe the real power of technology is the ability to connect us with people—parents, educators, health professionals and other thought leaders—to build a bridge to collectively create systemic and sustainable solutions to positively impact the world,” said Karen Chung, CEO at Special Learning, Inc.

For more information on Special Learning’s products or any of the other ABA programs and materials, visit Special Learning’s website.

About Special Learning, Inc.

Founded in 2010, Special Learning is a global network that provides training, curriculum, and educational materials, and virtual consultation/supervision to the autism and special needs community through its website, special-learning.com. The company is passionate about changing the lives of people with autism and other special needs by helping teachers, parents and service providers access exceptional resources based on clinically proven Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and methodologies. ABA therapy provides a proven track record of results that more subjectively administered therapies cannot match.

About Sensory Processing Disorder and Parent Autism Support

Founded in 2011, Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Parent Support is the leading community of parents, educators, caregivers and therapists sharing information, answering questions and spreading awareness on sensory processing disorders and other special needs. Over 200,000 parents and caregivers worldwide are part of Sensory Processing’s Facebook page and parent support network. In the book “Questions From Those Who Know” founder Jeanette Baker and Cindy Jusino provide answers to the most commonly asked questions by parents of children with sensory disorders.

Becerra, T. A., Massolo, M. L., Yau, V. M., Owen-Smith, A. A., Lynch, F. L., Crawford, P. M., … & Croen, L. A. (2017). A Survey of Parents with Children on the Autism Spectrum: Experience with Services and Treatments. The Permanente Journal, 21.


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I also liked to be surrounded by people that had the same goals of wanting to help kids and the teamwork made the job much easier and more enjoyable.

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Changes from being able to utter 3-4 words where they can only make a syllable from when they started, the behavior decreases in which kiddo that used to engage in 30-40 0 self-harm to only half, learning how to wait during games, table work where they use to swipe and drop to the floor if they had to.

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