PS Academy & National Bullying Awareness Month

PS Academy & National Bullying Awareness Month

October is National Bullying Awareness month. This is the time we all take a moment to think about what causes bullying and how to prevent it. Well, here at PS Academy, we believe that the more unity we can have among students, the less likely it is that bullying will occur. We do so by not only making the classroom a place where students are encouraged to participate, but also through the various clubs offered. This semester we offer over twenty clubs, one of which is community club.

Behind the Scenes: Club Updates from our Teachers!

 Behind the Scenes: Club Updates from our Teachers!

We’re halfway through the school semester and our students have been having a great time taking part in our clubs. We have over 20 clubs this semester! Each student can select the clubs they would like to participate in, and based on seniority and availability, their schedule is determined. Clubs are a great way for our students to practice their social skills while learning and having fun.

Can autism really be "cured" with a cancer drug?

Can autism really be "cured" with a cancer drug?

Researchers are constantly looking for answers. What exactly is autism? What causes it? Most importantly, can it be "cured" or reversed?

The findings are becoming more clear – researchers are creating a link between defects in chromosomes and autism. They've found that 7% of those with autism are missing a piece of their chromosome 16. This chromosome is known as 16p11.2 deletion syndrome, which often leads to neurodevelopmental disability and language skills impairment.

The differences between the disorders on the autism spectrum

The differences between the disorders on the autism spectrum

There are several different disorders on the autism spectrum. These are called ASD’s – autism spectrum disorders. There is much confusion in terminology these days. Many people have a hard time understanding what the symptom differences are between the disorders. Here is a starter guide to understanding the spectrum – which disorders are classified as being on the spectrum, as well as some conditions that have similar symptoms as ASD’s, but do not fall on the spectrum.