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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. 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.
3. Picture Schedule Samples
Here are examples from my collection of picture schedules utilized for my nonverbal son.
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. 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.
6. Classroom Modifications for the Autistic Student
A compilation of what to include in the IEP, plus resources for parents and professionals.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Book Review - All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome is written by Kathy Hoopmann. This book review includes a summary of photos and topics covered in the book and my recommendation.
10. 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.
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