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Autism: A World of Its Own

In your school today, approximately three out of every two hundred students could have autism, and these students may be quite diverse in their placement on the autism spectrum disorder scale. Knowing where to turn for the right resources and tools can assist you in working with autistic kids.
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Autism: A World of Its Own
  • Debi Christensen says:
    CHADD is your resource for children and adults with ADD. Full of information, resources and support ideas, the CHADD website is your starting place for everything ADD. You’ll find blogs, trainings and a wealth of information here, and it can help to realize that you are not the only one looking for answers to your questions.
  • Debi Christensen says:
    Learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder. Although this sight has been designed with families in mind mores than educators, it’s a helpful resource when you want to see what your student’s closest support group — his or her family — is going through. This blog post offers twelve insights when working with autistic kids.
  • Debi Christensen says:
    Shannon Des Roches Rosa has created a resource about autism that includes the best research and resources to use with autistic kids. There’s also a website where you can read the latest discussions about autism: http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/.
  • Debi Christensen says:
    Temple Grandin is proud that she can show off her visual thinking and projects, but she worries about the state of education for other autistic kids at both ends of the spectrum in school. She recommends hands on activities that showcase the talents of children with autism.
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    Mom: A 'harsh truth' I've learned about special education

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    Debi Christensen says:
    This article from the Washington Post reveals one mom’s perspective on and frustration with special education programs as they relate to her autistic child and his likelihood of going to the college of his dreams. While this is not a resource, it’s good insight into what parents think and feel as they work with you in education their most precious resource — their child.
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    helpguide.org

    Autism Behavior Problems: What's Triggering Your Child's Outbursts?

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    Debi Christensen says:
    HelpGuide has collaborated with Harvard University to compile triggers and intervention for dealing with the behaviors that can appear in an autistic child. Both the external and internal environment can trigger outbursts, but knowing how to intervene with the right techniques can help students self-regulate. This article explains what to do.
  • themighty.com
    themighty.com

    The Letter a Teacher Wrote Her Student With Autism After He Didn't Pass a Standardized Test

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    Debi Christensen says:
    It can take a lot of effort to work with an autistic child, and often your autistic student’s frustration exceeds your own. This inspirational letter reminds why it’s so important to take the time to point out the strengths every child has — especially those that are not measured by high stakes, standardized testing.
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