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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. Preparing for the Holidays
There are many ways to help those with Autism Spectrum Disorders overcome the fear and anxiety that often comes with the holiday season. With some pre-planning and coping strategies, families can help prepare for changes in routine and structure.
2. Autism and the Magic Within
How can finding the 'magic' within a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder help with career planning? There are aspects of autism that may help identify potential careers. A 'hyperfocus' in computer games may lead to a career in software design, for example.
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. Mentors for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder struggle to understand social rules and expectations. Mentors are a great way to help children understand social interaction, develop relationships and find a place to 'fit' and thrive.
5. Surviving the Holidays
Parenting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is demanding. During the holidays, children and their parents face additional stress of social and sensory challenges related to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
6. Picture Schedule Samples
Here are examples from my collection of picture schedules utilized for my nonverbal son.
7. Easing Into a New School Year
Easing into a new school year can be a difficult process for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here are some tips to help parents collaborate with schools to help meet the needs of the students and encourage a cooperative relationship.
8. Classroom Modifications for the Autistic Student
A compilation of what to include in the IEP, plus resources for parents and professionals.
9. 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.
10. Behavior Support Planning
What does a Behavior Support Plan look like, what type of questions are listed in the form? Here is a sample from LAUSD used for my child on the Autism Spectrum.
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