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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Picture Schedule Samples
Here are examples from my collection of picture schedules utilized for my nonverbal son.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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. Activities Using Picture Cards
Some of the items I have purchased over the years that incorporate picture cards and symbols that aid in teaching skills to the nonverbal autism community.
10. Disabled Placards for the autistic child
Details on how to obtain a disabled placard for a child on the Autism Spectrum.
Be sure to visit the Autism Spectrum Disorders Archives for all the articles!
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