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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. 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.
2. Aspies and ‘Antisocial’ Antics
When I started a social group for my teens and pre-teens on the autism spectrum, I thought I knew what to expect. I had no idea how much the experience would teach me along the way.
3. Reflections, Rewards and Reservations
Our family has always struggled and experimented with finding the right educational fit for our son with Asperger's. The recent journey has been filled with successes, while the unknown future causes reservations.
4. Without Passion, Pride, or Prejudice
There is an increasing number of large companies employing adults on the autism spectrum. Specific traits such as hyperfocus, acute attention to detail, and the lack of extreme concern about blame or accolades make many people with Autism Spectrum Disorders ideal employees in many industries.
5. 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.
6. Educating Our Child With Asperger's
Every child's educational needs are different. After years of frustration, our family finally found the best educational fit for our child with Asperger's Syndrome. In Part 1 of my article, I discuss the first few years of preschool and elementary school.
7. Education and Our Child With Asperger's
Every child's educational needs are different. After years of frustration, our family finally found the best educational fit for our child with Asperger's Syndrome. In Part 2 of my article, I discuss our decision to seek alternative education for our son, and how we finally found success.
8. 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.
9. Picture Schedule Samples
Here are examples from my collection of picture schedules utilized for my nonverbal son.
10. 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.
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