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Article - Strategies to Improve Sleep in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – A Parent’s Guide

by: various

Source: Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network

This informational booklet is designed to provide parents with strategies to improve sleep in their child affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Many children with ASD have difficulty with sleep. This can be stressful for children and their families. The suggestions in this booklet are based on both research and clinical experience of sleep experts. These strategies are for children of all a [... more]

 
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Article - Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in Higher Education

by: Mitchell Nagler, MA, LMHC and Stephen M. Shore, EdD

Source: Asperger Center for Education and Training

Conditions have set the stage for increasing numbers of individuals with AS and HFA to enroll in institutions of higher education. However, challenges in social interaction, executive functioning and sensory issues create barriers to their success in academics, relationships, employment, and involvement in the community.

 
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Article - Supporting Students With Asperger’s Syndrome

by: Joan S. Safran

Source: Council for Exceptional Children

Gary's academic achievement is strong. He is not a bully. In fact, he doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He has been selling candy and helping at car washes for the past 2 years earning money for the traditional eighth-grade trip to Washington, DC, but as the trip approaches, an obstacle appears. None of the other boys wants to room with him. The outcome: He can't go.

 
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Article - Syndrome of our times

by: Tim Elliott

Source: The Age Website

Is Asperger's syndrome a distinct neurological disorder or the latest trendy diagnosis? A new definition has some "aspies" worried.

 
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Article - Take The AQ Test – The Autism Spectrum Quotient

by: Simon Baron-Cohen and colleagues

Source: Cambridge's Autism Research Centre

AUTISM SPECTRUM QUOTIENT Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults. RATE YOURSELF ACCORDING TO THESE CATEGORIES Definitely agree Slightly agree Slightly disagree Definitely disagree THEN, CHECK YOUR SCORE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE! [... more]

 
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Article - Talking To A Family Member About Your Concerns About Their Child

by: Peggy Halliday, M.Ed., BCBA and David Celiberti, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Source: Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association

I am concerned that my grandson may have signs of autism, but I am uncomfortable bringing this up with my son and daughter-in-law. Here are some suggestions about how best to approach them.

 
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Article - Teaching Social Literacy: The Social Skills Seminar

by: Mary Riggs Cohen, Ph.D.

Source: Asperger Center for Education and Training

In 2003, I was asked by colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania to develop a program to teach young adults with Asperger's Syndrome how to increase their social awareness and gain a better understanding of the social world around them. The result was the Social Skills Seminar, a twelve week course that meets weekly for three hours. Over the last seven years, more than 300 men and women with A [... more]

 
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Article - Teaching Students with Autism – A Resource Guide for Students

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Source: Ministry of Education - British Columbia

Teachers and other educational staff in our schools face the challenge of planning and implementing effective education programs for all students, including students with autism. This resource guide is intended to support educators in this process. There is an abundance of recent research and excellent materials developed for teachers and other service providers who are supporting children and you [... more]

 
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Article - The Individual Education Plan (IEP)

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Source: Ministry of Education - Ontario

This guide is intended to help teachers and others working with students with special needs to develop, implement, and monitor high-quality IEPs. A five-step process is recommended. Suggestions and examples are provided, but IEPs, by their very nature, will be individualized on the basis of the particular requirements of the student.

 
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Article - Tips for Teaching High-Functioning People with Autism

by: Susan J. Moreno , M.A.A.B.S.

Source: OASIS @ MAAP

People with autism have trouble with organizational skills, regardless of their intelligence and/or age. Even a "straight A" student with autism who has a photographic memory can be incapable of remembering to bring a pencil to class or of remembering a deadline for an assignment. In such cases, aid should be provided in the least restrictive way possible. Strategies could include having a student [... more]

 
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Article - Toolkit for Members of the School Community – Bus Drivers, Transportation Supervisors, Custodial Staff, Teachers and Special Area Teachers, Lunch and Recess Aides, Office Staff, Paraprofessionals, Peers, School Administration, Nurses and School Security

by: various

Source: Autism Speaks

Every member of the school community has a right to feel knowledgeable and empowered in interacting with all of a school's students, so it is critical that lines of communication are open across the school team. While a bus driver rarely attends an IEP meeting, it does not follow that the needs of a child on the bus and the strategies available to the bus driver should not be part of the IEP plann [... more]

 
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Article - Understanding the Student With Asperger’s Syndrome: Guidelines for Teachers

by: Karen Williams

Source: University of Michigan Medical Centre

Children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome present a special challenge in the educational milieu. This article provides teachers with descriptions of seven defining characteristics of Asperger syndrome, in addition to suggestions and strategies for addressing these symptoms in the classroom. Behavioral and academic interventions based on the author's teaching experiences with children with Asperger [... more]

 
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Article - Visual Supports and Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Source: Autism Speaks

What are visual supports? A visual support refers to using a picture or other visual item to communicate with a child who has difficulty understanding or using language. Visual supports can be photographs, drawings, objects, written words, or lists. Research has shown that visual supports work well as a way to communicate. Visual supports are used with children who have autism spectrum disorders ( [... more]

 
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Article - What does a student with Asperger Syndrome need in a school program?

by: Lynda Geller, Ph.D.

Source: Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association

What every family with a member with Asperger Syndrome needs to consider is how are the following potential difficulties being addressed: '1. The development of basic social skills and social relationship abilities. '2. Organization and academic support within the context of good academic skills. '3. Immature or inappropriate emotional expression. '4. Isolation and/or depression. '5. Wide varia [... more]

 
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Article - What is Asperger Syndrome – Getting a Diagnosis

by: Lynda Geller, Ph.D.

Source: Asperger Center for Education and Training

Individuals with Asperger Syndrome have average to above average cognitive abilities, yet are challenged by a wide array of social, sensory, and communication issues. They may exhibit some of these typical characteristics: Socialization Behaviour and Thought Communication Associated Characteristics On the other hand, someone with Aspergers can be... Stories of individuals with Asperger Syndrome [... more]

 
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Article - What is Autism – A Resource Guide for families of children diagnosed with ASD

by: various

Source: Brantford Next Steps

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects the way individuals interact and communicate with people, objects, thoughts, and feelings. Autism changes how development unfolds, especially in areas that support social interaction and communication skills. A third area affected causes children with autism to use what are called restricted and repetitive behaviors. These range from physica [... more]

 
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Article - Women and Girls on the Autism Spectrum

by: Dr Judith Gould and Dr Jacqui Ashton Smith

Source: The National Autistic Society

In recent years, questions have been raised about the ratio of males to females diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Overall the most recent studies suggest that the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder is about one in 100, but what of the male/female ratio?

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