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New website offers autism information and support

 TeachTown, Inc., (www.teachtown.com) developer of educational software and video modeling technology, has launched a new, informational website in support of children with autism and special needs.  
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TeachTown, Inc., (www.teachtown.com) developer of educational software and video modeling technology, has launched a new, informational website in support of children with autism and special needs.

Educators and parents can find the latest research on autism, learn best practices of classroom technology, read educator and student stories, download fun activities and watch demos of two TeachTown curriculum-based instructional programs: TeachTown®: Basics, computer-aided instruction (CAI) and TeachTown®: Social Skills, animated video modeling.

The new site features a video interview with Jennifer Maloni, a Maryland parent. Mrs. Maloni is a national advocate on autism-related issues and the co-author of The Friendship Puzzle, achildren’s book on what it is like for school-age children to interact with a classmate who has autism. In the video, she describes her sons’ after-school learning routine using TeachTown®: Basics.

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