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Here are the top ten articles for the Autism Spectrum Disorders Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Choosing Your Battles
The phrase 'choose your battles' is a mantra uttered by many parents. For parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), the mantra can mean the difference between sanity and chaos.
2. Toys to consider this Christmas for children on the Autism Spectrum
Here are some of the favorite items my children on the Autism Spectrum have enjoyed over the years. This is a starting point for those who have relatives who are on the Spectrum and need tips for buying holiday gifts.
3. Consider the Nintendo Wii for Kids with Autism
Read the experience of one family who has achieved success with the Nintendo Wii and their 7 year old son on the autism spectrum.
4. Structure, Routine, and the Summer Collapse
Structure and routine are integral to success for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Summertime provides decompression time, but the lack of structure and routine can often be as frustrating as it is relaxing.
5. Preparation for a New School Year
For parents of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a new school year can bring up a mixed bag of emotions. Some early planning may help ease the fear and anxiety and pave the way for hope and excitement.
6. Services Not Required
When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often assume there will be a multitude of resources available in the child's school system. This is not always the case, especially when the school determines services are not required.
7. Gift Ideas for the Autistic Child
Here are some birthday and holiday gift suggestions for low and high functioning children on the Autism Spectrum.
8. In Home Supportive Services - IHSS
In home supportive services is a benefit for families who have a disabled child or parent in the home and want to keep them there safely.
9. Example of a Functional Analysis Assessment Report
What does a Functional Analysis Assessment Report cover, who is the Case Manager? Here is a sample from LAUSD for my child on the Autism Spectrum.
10. Picture Schedule Samples
Here are examples from my collection of picture schedules utilized for my nonverbal son.
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