The Autism Ambassadors Handbook

Author: Zak Kukoff
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483331008
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sometimes, all a student needs to succeed is a friend. Every day, thousands of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) struggle to stay afloat at school—sometimes bullied, often ostracized, these students could benefit from a peer who models and reinforces socially appropriate behavior and coaches them through challenging schoolwork. This inspirational new book describes how to set up just such a peer-mentoring organization in your school. Kukoff provides: Steps for organizing and implementing your own Autism Ambassadors program Clear-cut guidelines on what it entails for student “ambassadors” More than a hundred specific interventions any student can employ with students with ASD

Protecting the Rights of People with Autism in the Fields of Education and Employment

Author: Valentina Della Fina
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319137913
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fundamental rights for all people with disabilities, education and employment are key for the inclusion of people with autism. They play as facilitators for the social inclusion of persons with autism and as multipliers for their enjoyment of other fundamental rights. After outlining the international and European dimensions of the legal protection of the rights to education and employment of people with autism, the book provides an in-depth analysis of domestic legislative, judicial and administrative practice of the EU Member States in these fields. Each chapter identifies the good practices on inclusive education and employment of people with autism consistent with principles and obligations enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Articles 24 and 27). The book contains the scientific results of the European Project “Promoting equal rights of people with autism in the field of employment and education” aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN Convention in the fields of inclusive education and employment.

Autism Uncensored Pulling Back the Curtain

Author: Whitney Ellenby
Publisher: Koehler Books
ISBN: 9781633934139
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Autism Uncensored goes where no other book dares-revealing the private disgrace and self-blame about having a "defective" child; the near disintegration of marriage; the failure of the traditional behavioral interventions; and the mercenary way in which service providers prey on parents' desperation for a cure.

Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Erin E. Barton
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1628738545
Format: PDF, Docs
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According to the CDC, one in fifty American children is diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder. This means more school-aged children are entering classrooms with ASDs and teachers are being called upon to help facilitate their learning. Educating Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders is aimed at providing strategies for teachers, school counselors, and psychologists to help address the needs of children on the spectrum, as well as their families. Erin E. Barton and Beth Harn draw on current research and practices to discuss the possible causes of autism and to help prepare educators not only for teaching children in the classroom but also for providing families with the tools necessary to continue the educational process at home. Included are topics such as: Improving communication and socialization Developing instructive lessons Assessing students' progress Including families in educational goals Finding students' special interests and using those to help facilitate learning Managing challenging behavior And more Including forms, charts, and a range of classroom activities, this is the only resource you will need to gain the insight and tools for making a difference in the educational lives of young children with autism.

Parenting Your Asperger Child

Author: Alan Sohn
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440649421
Format: PDF
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Asperger's Syndrome is a form of autism—but with the right guidance, these children can go on to live happy, fulfilling lives. In Parenting Your Asperger Child, Dr. Alan Sohn's and Cathy Grayson's groundbreaking Cognitive Social Integration Therapy (CSIT) offers practical solutions that help parents prepare their children for a fulfilling life of social interaction outside the confines of their syndrome, addressing such topics as: - The six characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome - How to identify a child's type of Asperger's—and the best approaches for dealing with it - Understanding how an Asperger's child sees and interprets the world - Replacing inappropriate coping techniques with productive skills - How to survive and learn from a crisis - How school programs can aid in teaching Asperger children - Making changes that last

Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy

Author: Aubrey H. Fine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080463834
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The original edition was the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ways in which animals can assist therapists with treatment of specific populations, and/or in specific settings. The second edition continues in this vein, with 7 new chapters plus substantial revisions of continuing chapters as the research in this field has grown. New coverage includes: Animals as social supports, Use of AAT with Special Needs students, the role of animals in the family- insights for clinicians, and measuring the animal-person bond. *Contributions from veterinarians, animal trainers, psychologists, and social workers *Includes guidelines and best practices for using animals as therapeutic companions *Addresses specific types of patients and environmental situations

Parenting Matters

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309388570
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

Teaching Adolescents with Autism

Author: Walter Kaweski
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1629141283
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Award-winning educator Walter Kaweski offers secondary teachers practical strategies and heartfelt insights based on his extensive experience as an autism specialist, inclusion coordinator, and father of a son with Asperger syndrome. Students with special needs often require extra support as they adjust to middle and high school and the changes that accompany adolescence. Without support, this time can be overwhelming. Teaching Adolescents with Autism offers hundreds of valuable ideas to help teachers: • Understand the causes and manifestations of autism • Solve adolescent behavior challenges • Support students with diverse needs • Implement academic and behavioral interventions • Help students adjust to social situations • Understand special education policy Each chapter offers numerous personal stories that illustrate and reinforce strategies in a tangible way. Important concepts are augmented with bulleted lists, tables, figures, photographs, and cartoons drawn by a student with autism. This unique book takes the mystery out of teaching adolescents with autism and inspires teachers to appreciate the individuality of each student.

Diaz Rico

Author: Lynne T. Diaz-Rico
Publisher: Boston Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780134293257
Format: PDF, ePub
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