AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERSAutism Spectrum Disorder

Developmental Disorder (PDD) - is used as a non-specific, generic term referring to a group of related disorders which share certain essential features: qualitative impairments in both verbal and non-verbal communication, difficulty with reciprocal social interaction and a restricted stereotypic pattern of behaviours. The most well known example of PDD is autism. (Autism Society of Prince Edward Island)
Autism is a complex developmental disorder that typically affects a person's ability to communicate, form relationships, and respond appropriately to the environment. Autism results from a neurological disorder that impedes normal brain development in the areas of social interaction, behaviour and communication skills. (Autism Society of Prince Edward Island)
Autism is not defined by or confined to any one race, socio economic status or ethnicity but it is more prevalent in boys than girls with a 4:1 ratio.
According to the Center of Disease Control the incidence of autism is now 1 in every 150 births, making autism more common than Down syndrome, childhood cancer and juvenile diabetes.

However the prevalence of this disorder is not always as apparent as something like Down syndrome because while people with Down syndrome have a set of common physical characteristic, people with autism do not. Autism is often referred to as a "spectrum disorder," the symptoms and characteristics of autism can present themselves in a variety of combinations, with varying degrees of severity, from mild to severe, high functioning to low functioning etc.


Triad of impairments
Social interaction
Communication
Imagination- Now called theory of mind (some children with autism with have vivid imaginations that can be expressed in various ways, theory of mind refers to empathy)

People with autism process and respond to information in unique ways.
Common traits of autism include:
• Resistance to change
• Repetitive motions
• Preference for being alone
• Aversion to cuddling
• Avoidance of eye contact
• Inappropriate attachments to objects
• Hyper-activity or under-activity
• Over- or under-active sensory responsiveness
• Uneven gross/fine motor skills, such as difficulty grasping objects, or dressing themselves
• Repeating words or monologues
• Laughing, crying, or showing distress for unapparent reasons
• Unresponsive to verbal cues
• Tantrums, and possible aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviours


Like all individuals, people with autism have unique personalities they also have different combinations of autistic characteristics. Many children and adults with autism have or develop the ability to make eye contact, show affection, smile, laugh, and build verbal or non-verbal language skills, but generally in different ways than individuals without autism.




Since autism was first described more than 60 years ago, the body of related knowledge has grown substantially. However, a vast majority of the public, including many medical and educational professionals, is still unaware of how autism affects people and how to effectively support and interact with individual who have autism.

Currently there is no known cause of autism but it is generally believed that genetic factors could play a part. It is definitely not caused by poor parenting as was once believed



Impacts on Person, Family, Peers and Acquaintances

The family of a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is forced to be impacted on a daily basis due to change in routine or communication issues. The National Autistic Society of the United Kingdom has outlined on their website the following affects a child with Autism can have on the family unit:


· Parents of children with Autism appear to be at greater risk of depression, anxiety, social isolation, fatigue and frustration when trying to obtain a diagnosis and subsequently support and treatment. This is comparable to other disabilities.
· Children with Autism often engage in disruptive behaviours such as aggression, anger and the need to stick to a rigid routine, this also places more stress/pressure on parents of an Autistic child
· The ability for the carer of an Autistic child to continue in the common work situation declines as providing care after a diagnosis of Autism often does not allow a parent/carer to work full time
· Siblings of a child with Autism may notice their brother/sister is not “normal” and question what is wrong. They are also observant and notice the reactions to others of their brother/sister
· Siblings may become resentful to their brother/sister as the parents are spending a lot of time trying to find a diagnosis and support (National Autistic Society, 2010)
For a family with a child diagnosed with a Autism Spectrum Disorder many adaptations may be required so that the child is safe and can be included in family activities. These could include things such as pictures to assist communication between family members and the affected child, change s in routine to support the Autistic child e.g: getting out of bed earlier so that the morning routine can be completed and assistance given if required and spending time with siblings, other family members, friends and educating them on what certain actions mean if communication is affected and also how the family members can be of assistance.
At school a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder may come across to their peers as solitary, aloof and as if they are happy being by themselves. This may not be the case and it is important that the Autistic child is included in classroom activities with other children. An Autistic child may have difficulties in understanding classroom instruction and directions which could be interpreted as disruptive/challenging behaviours to their peers and teacher.
Strategies which could assist an Autistic child at school include the use of visual aides such as instructional cards to assist with lunchtime or being quiet during class, structure and routine so that the child can be aware of what is going to happen and not become upset or anxious, introducing working in pairs to assist an Autistic child with their communication and social interaction and the use of teacher’s aide to assist in day to day activities. (Morris, 2008)


The impact an Autistic child could have on their peers could be quite minimal if the correct support is in place and the teacher/s are aware of the child’s needs. The biggest impact on the peers would be disruption in a classroom, if a child with Autism is displaying what is deemed as disruptive behaviour then the teacher would become agitated. It is imperative that in school setting the teacher/s are educated in Autism Spectrum Disorders and are able to adapt to the individual child’s needs. An Autistic child in school situation will already be anxious and having the opportunities to be included like every other child will assist in both the affected child and their peers.
Acquaintances of children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder may misinterpret the child’s behaviour, communication and social interactions as negative and ab-normal. It is down to lack of awareness amongst the population that these perceptions exist. A child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder will often be sensitive to sound or busy environments which may result in the child becoming agitated and upset. This again reiterates the perceptions of disabilities in the wider community as an individual who knows the child but not their diagnosis will have a negative view point.
The impact Autism Spectrum Disorder has on acquaintances and bystanders is primarily negative as they do not fully understand the impairments and the consequences.


Practical implication for teachers and schools that have students with autism


Implication for teachers and schools alike are determines by the individual students. As was previously mentioned, students with autism are all different and therefore the implication will be as well.
Westwood outlines four main approaches teaching students with autism. These are:
· relationship based intervention (which we will discuss in further detail in our activities)
· Skills based intervention- this is important for the child to perform basic functions that they will require in their life
· Physiological-orientated intervention- medication, controlled diet, sensory training and relaxation therapy eg music therapy (bear hunt)
· Multidimensional approach- this includes all of the above approaches and also includes family counselling, parent training etc.
Westwood also suggests using alternative methods of communication can assist non-verbal children to communicate their thoughts, feelings and needs. One such example of this is cue cards.

Activities used in tutorial

Art and Music Therapy

References

Autism Society of Prince Edward Island. (n.d.). A part of our world; not a world apart. Retrieved September 2, 2010, from Autism Society: http://www.autismsociety.pe.ca/Home
Lovetoknow Corp. (2006). Social Skills Activities for Kids with Autism. Retrieved August 25, 2010, from lovetoknow: http://autism.lovetoknow.com/Social_Skills_Activities_for_Kids_with_Autism
Mercadente, M. T., Van der Gaag, R. J., & Schwartzman, J. S. (2006, May). Non-autistic pervasive developmental disorders:. Retrieved September 3, 2010, from Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S1516-44462006000500003&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en
Morris, B. (2008). EDUCATION & AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS. Retrieved August 26, 2010, from A Better Future for People with Autism, Aspergers Syndrome and Related Developmental Disorders: http://www.autism-help.org/index.htm
National Autistic Society. (2010). Families: the impact of autism. Retrieved August 29, 2010, from The National Autistic Society: http://www.autism.org.uk/about-autism/research/information-for-pupils-and-students/families-the-impact-of-autism.aspx
Shore, S. M. (2008). Introductory Information on Autism and Asperger Syndrome. Retrieved September 6, 2010, from Autism Aspergers: http://www.autismasperger.net/intro.htm
Smith, M., & Segal, J. (2007, December). Autistic Spectrum Symptoms and Behavior. Retrieved August 24, 2010, from Autism Spectrum Disorders: http://helpguide.org/mental/autism_spectrum.htm
Staum, M. J. (2010). Education: Music Therapy and Language. Retrieved August 27, 2010, from Autism for Educators: Research and Support: http://www.autism.com/edu_music_therapy.asp





ResourcesWebsites



Autism ACT
http://autism.anu.edu.au/
Autism Victoria
http://www.autismvictoria.org.au/home/
Autism Spectrum Australia
http://www.autismspectrum.org.au/a2i1i1l445l487/welcome.htm
Autism SA
http://www.autismsa.org.au/
Autism QLD
http://www.autismqld.com.au/
Autism WA
http://www.autism.org.au/
Teaching Children with Autism- Resources
http://www.polyxo.com/documents/
Illinois State University
http://www.autismspectrum.ilstu.edu/resources/factsheets/comicstrip.shtml
Positive Partnerships
http://www.autismtraining.com.au/public/index.cfm?returnTo=%2Findex%2Ecfm
Autism Awareness
http://www.autismawareness.com.au/
A4
http://a4.org.au/a4/
FAHCSIA
http://www.fahcsia.gov.au/sa/disability/progserv/people/HelpingChildrenWithAutism/Pages/default.aspx
FOR PARENTS



Early Days
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Baby Bumble Bee
http://www.babybumblebee.com/autism_d.htm?gclid=CLjIuJ6_56MCFQdLbwodZVVo3g
Raising Children Network
http://raisingchildren.net.au/children_with_autism/children_with_autism_landing.html




Teacher Tube Resources
Reaching Ricky
http://www.teachers.tv/videos/reaching-ricky
Understanding Autism
http://www.teachers.tv/videos/being-different-may-be-cool-on-the-autistic-spectrum

Resources suggested by Autism Society PEI http://www.autismsociety.pe.ca/Home





BOOKS
Title: Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD
Author: William Shaw Ph.D.
Book Number #20
This book is a summary of current research and medical therapies in use for the treatment of autism and PDD. The authors have written this book to serve as a guide to therapies and as a reference source for both professional. and non professional.


Title: The Incredible 5-Point Scale
Author: Kari Dunn Buron and Mitzi Curtis
Book Number#100
The objective of this book is to illustrate how to utilize a simple 5-point scale to support a program for teaching understanding.


Title: Inside Out: What Makes a Person with Social Cognitive Deficits Tick?
Author: Michelle Garcia Winner
Book Number #
This book introduces a framework of how to more specifically understand the deficits of persons with social cognitive disabilities, e.g. with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders-Not Otherwise Specified and Non-verbal Learning 'disabilities.


Title: TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ IN 100 EASY LESSONS
Author: Siegfried Engelmann, Phyllis Haddox, Elaine Bruner
Book Number #94
Twenty minutes a day is all you need and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading in a solid second-grade reading level. It's a sensible, Easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child fain the essential skills of reading.


Title: CIRCLES OF FRIENDS
Author: ROBERT PERSKE
Book Number # 26
In this warm, sensitive collection, Rober and Martha Perske offer true stories and issues to ponder, concerning Circles of Friends- friend-ships between people with disabilities and so-called normals. They show how the circles cut across age groups, generations, and races, and how the hearts and worldviews of everyone can be enriched. The emphasis here is on pure and simple friendship.


Title: THE SOURCE FOR EXECUTIVE FUNCTION DISORDERS
Author: Susanne Phillips Keeley
Book Number #
This book is devoted to rehabilitation practice, it assumes basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurological disease' impairment and the mechanisms of brain injury


Title: THE NEW SOCIAL STORY BOOK
Author: Jenison Public Schools, Jenison, Michigan
Book Number #
Social stories provide individuals with autism with accurate information regarding situations they encounter. For some students with autism, this type of written information appears to have a positive impact on their responses to social situations.


Title: Teaching Individuals with Developmental Delays
Author: O. lvar Lovaas
Book Number #90
Individuals are evaluated on many dimensions, including emotional development, social skills, educational achievements and language3 skills. Within behavioural psychology, the branch of psychology that forms the foundation of this teaching manual, such dimensions are referred to as behaviors.


Title: PEER PLAY AND THE AUTISM SPECTRUM
Author: Pamela j. Wolfberg
Book Number #68
This is the book for: The how-to manual on creating play groups to teach children with autism interactive play.


Title: PIRATES
Author: Dr. Margaret Anne Carter and Josie Santomauro
Book Number #
This is a preschool-to-third -grade social understanding program based on a pirate theme. The content focuses on social understanding and social interaction skills, relevant for children across the early years.


Title: TEACHING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
Author: Kathleen Ann Quill
Book Number #87
This valuable book describes teaching strategies and instructional adaptations which promote communication and socialization
in children with autism. These strategies capitalize on the individual strengths and learning styles of the autistic child.


Title: TRANSITIONS FROM SCHOOL TO COMMUNITY FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Author:
Book Number #
This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program. "The opinions and interpretations in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the government of Canada."


Title: INCLUSIVE EDUCATION IN PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Author: PEI Association for Community Living Inc.
Book Number #
This booklet has been written with the understanding that you are a parent of a son or daughter who has a developmental, physical or intellectual disability attending ( that will be attending) their neighborhood school. We want to provide the necessary information so that you become knowledgeable of Inclusive education and be a successful advocate for your son/daughter.


Title:EARNING LANGUAGE AND LOVING IT
Author: Weitzman and Grenberg
Book Number #59
This book, provides a step-by -step approach to promoting children's social, language, and literacy development in child care preschool, and other early childhood settings.


Title: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR MAPPING
Author: Michelle Garcia Winner, Editor
Book Number #
Social Behavior Mapping is powerful! It gives our kids the necessary framework to transform a challenging behavior into a teachable moment. I've sued it often over the past few years and have witnessed many of my students experience a life-changing "aha" moment. That is what teaching is all about


Title: AUTISM IS TREATABLE!
Author: DAN! Conference Proceeding spring 2005
Book Number #


Title: MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Author: Catherin Maurice, Gina Green, Richard M. Foxx
Book Number #64
This work is an attempt to build upon and expand the work of Behavioral Intervention for Young children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals.


Title:AUTISM AND PDD
Author: Pam Britton Reese, Nena C. Challenner
Book Number # 08
The lessons are grouped into five separate books: school, home, community, getting along, behavior. In each book, we have included two types of lessons: instructional and behavioral.


Title: "Say and Do"Early Social Scenes for School
Author: Susan Rose Simms
Book Number # 38
This book is a collection of 60 pragmatic social skills lessons that your preschool and elementary school students can use to be successful in the classroom


Title: UNDERSTANDING AUTISM FOR DUMMIES
Author: Stephen M. Shore, EdD
Book Number #
This reassuring guide explains the symptoms of autism, how it's diagnosed, and the current options for treatment. You'll get helpful information on the latest in genetic and biomedical research, as well as coverage of special-needs financial planning, legal rights for education and handling issues unique to adults with autism.


Title: TEACHING CHILDREN WITH AUTISM TO MIND-READ
Author: Patricia Howlin
Book Number #
This easy -to follow graded teaching guide is of particular relevance to special needs teacher, educational and clinical psychologists, speech and language therapists, and careers of children with autism spectrum conditions.


Title: PIVOTAL RESPONSE TREATMENTS FOR AUTISM
Author: Robert L. Koegel and Lynn Kern Koegel
Book Number
An innovative, state-of -the -art treatment for autism, Pivotal Response Treatment uses natural learning opportunities to target and modify key behaviors in young children with autism, leading to widespread positive affects on communication, behavior, and social skills.


Title: MORE THAN WORDS
Author: Fern Sussman
Book Number #65
In this book, the author presents a step-by-step guide for parents of preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other social communication difficulties.


Title: FUN DECK AND SAY
Author: Kim Gill and Joanne DeNinno
Book Number #46
A companion book to the super duper fun dech series


Title: JUST FOR ME
Author:Margaret Warner
Book Number # 55
This book helps teach preschool students all about spatial concepts, attributes, quantity concepts, and temporal concepts with basic, yet fun tasks.


Title: 204 FOLD AND SAY SOCIAL SKILLS
Author: Deena E. Mahler
Book Number #44
It is a collection of little books which present everyday social situations found at school, at home, and in the community.


Title: SCISSORS, GLUE, AND CONCEPTS, TOO!
Author: Susan Boegler, Debbie Abruzzini
Book Number #75
Interactive activities for practicing basic concepts.


Title: HANDWRITING WITHOUT TEARS
Author: Jan Z. Oisen, OTR
Book Number #48
Handwriting Without Tears is a simple, developmentally based curriculum.


Title: PRINTING POWER
Author: Jan Z. Oisen, OTR
Book Number # 72
PRINTING POWER is the advanced student workbook for printing


Title: GRAY'S GUIDE TO BULLYING ( JENISON AUTISM JOURNAL)
Author: Carol Gray
Book Number #47
This special edition contains all three articles, and the corrsponding workbook, as they first appeared.


Title: SKILLSTREAMING THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILD, STUDENT MANUAL
Author: Ellen Mcginnis, Arnold P. Goldstein
Book Number #78
Skillstreaming is a way to learn how to handle these and many other kinds of problems. It will teach you to deal with problems in ways that are helpful to other people, like your parents, teachers, and friends.


Title: SKILLSTREAMING THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILD, PROGRAM FORMS
Author: Ellen Mcginnis, Arnold P. Goldstein
Book Number #79


Title: VERBAL BEHAVIOR TARGETS
Author: Dinana Luckevich, PH.D.
Book Number #
Verbal Behavior Targets is a vital resource for teaching language to children with autism, PDD, Down syndrome, or other language delays.


Title: BASIC SKILLS CHECKLIST,BUILDING SKILS FOR SPECIAL CHIDREN
Author: Marlene Breitenbach M. S. Ed., BCBA
Book Number # 16
The Basic Skills Checklists were created over many years in the classroom and have proven useful in identifying and prioritizing objectives.


Title: AUTISM & PDD, Social Skills Lessons
Author: Pam Britton Reese
Book Number #10
The lessons are grouped into five separate books: school, home, community, getting along, behavior. In each book, we have included two types of lessons: instructional and behavioral.


Title: Positive strategies for managing and preventing out- of -control behavior NO MORE MELTDOWNS
Author: Jed baker, Ph.D.
Book Number #
Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with his children in your life.


Title: STOP THAT SEEMINGLY SENSELESS BEHAVIOR
Author: Beth A. Glasberg, Ph.D., BCBA
Book Number #
This book describes how to develop behavior intervention plans to stop or diminish typical problem behaviors such as noncompliance, aggression, and repetitive actions.


Title: HOW RUDE! The teenager' guide to good manner, proper behavior, and not grossing people out.
Author: Alex J. Packer, Ph.D.
Book Number #51
This book keeps you laughing as you learn the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situations- at home, at school, in public, with friends, with stranger, at the mall, at the movies, on the phone, on line in conversations, at job interviews, in restaurants, on elevators, in cars, on skate, at parties, at formal diners, on the bus, and any where you go.


Title: LIFE SKILLS ACTIVITIES for special children
Author: Darlene Mannix
Book Number #62
For all educators of special learners, here are 145 ready-to -use lessons and reproducible line master worksheets that help children acquire the basic skills necessary to achieve independence and success in everyday living.


Title: AUTISM AND PDD Safety
Author: Pam Britton Reese, Nena C. Challenner
Book Number #07
Parents and educators familiar with our social skills lessons began to discuss particular safety issues they had encountered with their children. The book is the result of their input and requests for help.


Title: The Natural Medicine Guide to AUTISM
Author: Stephanie Marohn
Book Number # 101
The grim prognoses conventional medicine gives autism, evidence presented in the book convincingly shows that when you identify and remove these triggers using natural medicine therapies, many of the symptoms of autism often disappear and a normal life is suddenly possible for the child.


Title: THE FRIENDSHIP FACTOR
Author: Kenneth H. Rubin, Ph.D.
Book Number #97
Based on twenty-five years of research on friendship, Dr. Kenneth H.Rubin reveals the importance of healthy social development to a child's emotional and intellectual growth. In the friendship factor he uses vivid case studies to highlight normal social development , potential problems, and real distress, exploring.


Title: WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT CHILDREN'S VACCINATIONS
Author: Stephanie cave, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Devorah mitchell
Book Number #106
Here is a vital, down-to-earth guide that will tell you which vaccines may be risky and what to consider to help safely vaccinate your children.


Title: LET ME HEAR YOUR VOICE
Author: Catherine Maurce
Book Number #61,60
The book is a mother's illuminating account of how one family triumphed over autism.


Title: KEYS TO PARENTING THE CHILD WITH AUTISM
Author: Marlene Targ Brill, M.Ed.
Book Number # 56
Here's help for parents who must cope with the details of raising children in the often-demanding contemporary environment.


Title: A PICTURE'S WORTH PECS AND OTHER VISUAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES IN AUTISM
Author: Andy Bondy, Ph.D., & Lori Frost, M.S., CCC/SLP
Book Number # 04
This easy-to-understand guide presents in detail the picture exchange communication system--pictures used by a child to express his needs and desires without a prompt from another person--as will as an overview of other augmentative and alternative communication systems.


Title: INCENTIVES FOR CHANGE
Author: Lara Delmolino, Ph.D.& Sandra L. Harris, Ph.D.
Book Number #
This guide provides parents and professionals with invaluable tools to help them with the often-challenging task of motivating children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.


Title: DEMYSTIFYING AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
Author: Carolyn Thorwarth Bruey, Psy.D.
Book Number # 32
This invaluable guide for lay readers-parents, educators, and caregivers-describes the five developmental disorders that fall under the ASD umbrella, speaks out the distinctions among them, demystifies the technical jargon, and provides an overview of treatment.


Title: THE VERBAL BEHAVIOR APPROACH
Author: Mary Lynch Barbera
Book Number #
In this book Mary Lynch Barbera draws on her own experiences as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and also as a parent of a child with autism to explain VB and how to use it.


Title: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO AUTISM TREATMENTS
Author: S.K. Freeman, Ph.D.
Book Number #
Dr. Freeman gives her scientific evaluation of most of the major and minor autism treatments available today, and them personalizes the analysis by telling the reader whether of not she would use the treatment on her own child


Title: FACING AUTISM
Author: Lynn M. Hamilton
Book Number #43
Children with autism do have the possibility to improve greatly, and some even overcome the effects of autism, if appropriate therapies are begun early enough. Discover the steps you can take today to begin the fight for your child's future in
Facing Autism.


Title: SOLVE YOUR CHILD'S SLEEP PROBLEMS
Author: Richard Ferber, M.D.
Book Number #82
Practical and easy to understand, Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems tells you how to handle these situations in children aged one to six


Title: THINKING IN PICTURES
Author: Temple Grandin
Book Number #
In this unprecedented book, Grandin delivers a report from the country of autism. Writing from the dual perspectives of a scientist and as an autistic person, she tells us how that country is experienced by its inhabitants and how she managed to breach its boundaries to function in the outside world.


Title: RAISING A KID WITH SPECIAL NEEDS the complete Canadian guide
Author: Lisa bendall
Book Number #
The Complete Canadian Guide is a comprehensive and friendly guide for those families .Disability expert Lisa Bendall offers parents an essential lifeline.


Title: HELPING THE CHILD who doesn't fit in
Author: Clinical Psychologists
Book Number#50
This book, and the research that supports its finding a, represents the rare blending of important new scientific insights with practical applications. It bring us new ways of helping children learn a new language, rich in emotional meaning, and necessary for healthy interpersonal relationships.


Title: IT TAKES TWO TO TALK
Author: Ayala Manolson
Book Number#54
A book about how real people and real children make the connections that lead to communication, learning , and positive relationships.


Title: CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES IN CANADIAN CLASSROOMS
Author: Margret Winzer
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This widely used Canadian textbook has proved to be a valuable resource for those involved in the study of children with exceptionalities.


Title: YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE THIS KID!
Author: Paula Kluth, Ph.D.
Book Number#110
Brought to life with powerful first-hand stories and creative strategies that really work, "you're going to love this kid!
" is your practical guide to understanding students with autism and including them fully in the classroom.


Title: BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE intestinal health through diet
Author: Elaine Gottschall
Book Number# 21
The relationships between food and disorders such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, autism, celiac disease, cystic fibrosis of the pancreas, and other forms of chronic diarrhea.


Title: CHILDREN WITH STARVING BRAINS a medical treatment guide for autism spectrum disorder
Author: Jaquelyn McCandless, MD
Book Number# 23.24
This is the first book written by an experienced clinician that gives a step-by-step treatment guide for parents and doctors based on the understanding that ASD is a complex biomedical illness resulting in significant brain malnutrition.


Title: WHERE SHOULD I SIT AT LUNCH?
Author: Harriet S. Mosatche, Ph.D.,and Karen Unger, M.A.
Book Number# 108
Answers all your questions, with advice from experts and high school students who've been there, done that -and lived to tell about it.


Title: POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT
Author: Lynn Kern Koegel, Robert L. Koegel, and Glen Dunlap
Book Number#71
This person-and family-centered book features compelling case studies, research-based strategies, and thoughtful discussion pieces written by leaders in behavioral intervention.


Title: PERFECT TARGETS
Author: Rebekah Heinerchs
Book Number#69
A guide to effectively interviewing students with AS to assess the specific bullying problems they are facing. This is a MUST READ for all parents & professionals serving individuals with Asperger Syndrome.


Title: TARGETING AUTISM
Author: Shirley Cohen
Book Number#85
Targeting Autism reaches out to everyone who lives with, cares about, or is trying to understand and help a young child who has or may have autism.


Title: Dangerous Encounters
Author: Bill Davis and Wendy Goldband Schunick
Book Number# 30
This book explains what to look for and how to successfully handle such encounters. It shows how both professionals and parents can work to avoid serious situations when a person with autism is involved.


Title:Teaching Your Child the language of Social Success
Author: Marshall P. Duke, Ph. D. , Stephen Nowicki, Jr., Ph.D., and Elisabeth A. Martin, M.Ed.
Book Number#93
In this book, clinical psychologists, the authors, describe and explain the methods and rules of nonverbal communication.


Title: AUTISM, BRAIN, AND ENVIRONMENT
Author: Richard Lathe
Book Number#12
This groundbreaking text provides a closely-argued scientific case for the implication of both environmental and physiological factors in autism.


Title: EVIDENCE OF HARM
Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic: A Medical Controversy
Book Number# 42, 40
This book explores the heated controversy over what many parents Physicians, public officials, and educators have called an "epidemic" of afflicted children. An important and troubling book, Evidence of Harm reveals both the public and unsung obstacles faced by desperate families who have been opposed by the combined power of the federal government.


Title: The Child with Autism GOES TO TOWN
Author: Kathy Labosh
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Title: Changing lives... Changing Communities: Reflections on Inclusion
Author:
Book Number#22


Title: Developing Inclusive Communities
Author:
Book Number# 33


Title: Transitions from school to community, TRANSITION PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Author:
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Title: WHEN MYAUTISM GETS TOO BIG!
Author: KARI DUNN BURON
Book Number#107
This book is intended to help children with ASD understand that sometimes their autism does get too big and that they are not alone in this challenge.


Title: Biomedical Assessment Options for Children with Autism and Related Problems
Author: Jon B. Pangborn, Ph.D. and Sidney M. Baker, M.D.
Book Number #18


Title: Dude, That's RUDE!
Author: Pamela Espeland & Elizabeth Verdick
Book Number # 37


Title: How to Reduce Autistic and Severely Maladaptive Behaviors
Author: Stephen C. Luce, Ph.D. and Walter P. Christian, Ph.D.
Book Number # 014
This manual provides information on the reduction of behavior through the use of mild but effective behavior management procedures.


Title: THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS IN AUTISM
Author: Autism society Ontario
Book Number #99


Title: AUTISM-P.D.D. More Creative Ideas From Age Eight to Early Adulthood
Author: Janice I. Adams
Book Number #14


Title: AUTISM -P.D.D. Creative Ideas During the School Years
Author: Janice I. Adams
Book Number #28, 29


Title: The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills
Author: James W. Partington, Ph. D., BCBA
Book Number #96, 95, 96', 95'


Title: Inclusionary Practices for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author: Vianne Timmons, PhD, and Marlene Breitenbach, MSEd, BCBA
Book Number #53


Title: LIVING WITH ASD
Author: Autism Ontario
Book Number #63


Title: Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
Author: Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D. and James W. Partington, Ph.D.
Book Number #91


Title: Teaching Activities for Autistic Children
Author: Eric schopler, Margret Lansing, and Leslie Waters
Book Number #86


Title: Teaching Conversation to Children with Autism
Author: Lynn E. McClannahan, Ph.D. & Patricia J. Kranta, Ph.D.
Book Number # 88
This is the first book to describe how scripts and script fading can provide a predictable and meaningful structure for children and adults with autism to engage in conversation.


Title: Capturing the Motivation of Children with Autism or Other Developmental Delays
Author: James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA
Book Number #
This book provides an analysis of motivational factors involved in both structured teaching provides an analysis of motivational factors involved in both structured teaching sessions and everyday activities.


Title: Play & Imagination in children with Autism
Author: Pamela J. Wolfberg
Book Number # 70
Based on award-winning research, this volume offers new hope for children with autism by shedding light on theory and practice. It goes beyond the usual autism literature by including what is known about play with typical populations.


Title: Skill streaming the Elementary School Child
Author: Ellen McGinnis & Arnold P. Goldstein
Book Number # 80
Skill streaming began in isolated classrooms with small groups of students. To reflect this trend, throughout this edition the skill streaming trainer of instructor is referred to as the "teacher" and the participants are referred to as "students"


Title: I can Fix It! A Tale from the Iris the Dragon Series
Number #
Author: Gayle Grass
A Children’s Book Dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome and Stigma


Title: Hole in One: A Tale from the Iris the Dragon Series
Number #
Author: Gayle Grass
A Children’s Book Dealing with the Topic of Anxiety Disorder


DVD
Title: TEACHING VERBAL BEHAVIOR IN THE NATURAL ENIRONMENT
Number # 138
Mrs. Kibbe and Mrs. Twigg co-founded Establi9shing Operations, Inc. in 2003. They have over 20 years of combined experience working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis.


Title: USING VISUAL AND BEHAVIORAL CUES IN THE HOME
Author: Robin D. Allen, Ph. D.
Number #
In this two-hour video, Behavior Specialist, Dr. Robin Allen, provides parents, professionals, and other caregivers with practical visual and behavioral strategies to enhance communication, prevent disruptive behaviors and increase their child's independence in performing daily life skills.


Title: FITTING IN AND HAVING FUN, VOL.1
Number #25
Follow Jonathan through his school day and learn how to get along better with classmates and teachers. 13 lessons that will entertain children as they learn the skills needed to help them fit in.


Title: No-Glamour Auditory processing
Interactive soft ware

Title: PICTURE STORIES LANGUAGE AND ACTIVITIES
Number: Patricia Snair Koski
It is an interactive soft ware.


Title: NO-GLAMOUR social language / behavior
Author: Carolyn LoGiudice Nancy McConnell Margaret Warner
It is an interactive soft ware


Title: BASIC CONCEPT PICTURES
Author: Catherine E. Chamberlain
It is an interactive software


Title: KNOW THE CODE
Number # 129
A social skill training program