Archive for the 'Autism Education Issues' Category

 

The Best Games for Autistic Children

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Here are some good games console for kids with autism, including free site games, board games, video games, etc. As you know, children who suffer from autism have specific interests, at least one. Find out what it is and start from there.
1. The Wii. This game is all about movement. Auistic children make the same [...]

How to teach children with mild autism

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Here’s some tips on teaching autistic children:
1. First of all, you need to know that every child with autism is different, you have to find out their likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. Let the child guide you at first. Start with what the child can do and build on what the child can not do. [...]

Good activities for children with autism

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Here’s some good and fun activities suggestions for autistic children:
1. You could play with him in a swimming pool. Make a splashing game or a kick game. Get some simple pool toys or beach toys like beach ball, floating rings, etc. Sing a song so he could swim with the beat and feel relax. Remember [...]

Pet shampoo may cause autism

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

There have been a lot of chemicals and other stuff which were blamed for triggering autism, like pesticides, pitocin, alcohol, wifi, sleep apnea and so on. Recently, studies that focus on the connections between genes and environmental factors have suggested that the cause of autism may link to pet shampoo, according to the results presented [...]

How to control the anger of autistic children

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Q: My son(with autism) is a very smart and funny 9yr old. I have a problem controling his outburst(tantrums). He will let himself go over the deep end and then take his frustration out on his 3 yr old sister. Any advice?
Answer:
I have asperger’s myself and I can tell you for a fact that traditional [...]

Language Questions of autistic kids

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Q: Our 17 month old has been able to point to people and objects when named for several months but still doesn’t have a single word. Not even mama or dada. He does babble a lot though. It seems like he might try to say kitty and will sometimes say hi. He seems to imitate [...]

ABA or Sonrise?

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Q: We are looking for a less intrusive educational approach for our child and have been looking into trying out Sonrise. WE really want a more child led approach and want to really get to know our boy again after our less than perfect experiences with ABA. My biggest concerns about sonrise is the ??oining??and [...]

Why is autism not taught in medical school?

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Psychiatry is a fake science they know that they can’t answer the hunger strike questions, why do you think that they tell others not to talk to me about it, the more they say the righter I show to be and the wronger they are.Psychiatry. Voting on Diseases, that is all it is is a [...]

Autism schools in St Louis

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

Here’s a list of?schools for autistic children in St Louis, including their locations and phone numbers: ?
Judevine Center for Autism
1101 Olivette Executive Pkwy
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-432-6400
judevine@judevine.org
http://www.judevine.org/
MO-FEAT
14304 South Outer Forty Road
Cheterfield, MO 63017
314-645-6877
mo-feat@sbcglobal.net
http://www.mo-feat.org/
Bright Star Therapeutics
11469 Olive Blvd., Suite 198
St. Louis, MO 63141
636-751-8230
St. Louis Arc
1240 Dantel (residential)
St. Louis, MO 63146
314-359-1693
Giant Steps of St. Louis
800 Maryville Centre Dr. [...]

How to teach kids with autism

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Q: Does anyone have information on teaching kids with autism? I am starting to work with a 4 yr old boy with autism.
Answer:
What autistics need more than anything else, in order to learn successfully, is a highly organized environment in which (at first) EVERYTHING is predictable.Maintain the same routine every day. The only changes should [...]

How to get financial aid for autistic children’s education

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Q:My son is autistic and he needs more help than the local school district provides. We live in a small city and there are no other schools designed to help children with autism.
How can i get financial aid for my son to attend a school to help with his autism spectrum disorder?
Answer:
There are federal programs [...]

How to discipline children with autism

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Q:I work in a daycare center and there is a 1 1/2 year old boy with autism how do we discipline him?
I am wondering if theres a certan way to discipline children with autism.
Answer:
It does depend one where he’s at on the spectrum, but it also depends on what you’re talking about as far as [...]

10 Tips on How to Find a School for Autistic Children

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

1.Find out what kind of support is available outside the district in the area. They should know this if they are at all attuned to the needs of their students.
2.We checked out the schools before we checked out the houses. Opted for a smaller school outside the city. Less stress and shuffle.
3.Don’t underestimate how stressful [...]

Preschool questions

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

I am wondering if school districts are required to provide therapy services to preschool age children who are homeschooled?  More specifically, if the school diagnoses our son with autism would they still provide the 25-30 hours of programming if we pull him out of the public school?  In our state anyway I believe children are [...]

School screwing my son over!

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Reed’s IEP is scheduled for this Wed. I have an advocate from Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities coming with my husband and I. I guess the school decided to stop pushing us to send him to MRDD. They evidently are going to offer an extended day (going for 1 hr a [...]

Guidelines for Preparing Effective Parent Input St

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Parent input statements are one of the cornerstones of parental advocacy, but too often parents fail to bring one to an IEP meeting or do not include necessary information.  The following will provide some guidance based upon my experiences as a parent and an attorney for developing parent input statements that will drive your advocacy [...]

Writing an IEP goal

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

Leca:Our current district takes my son to Special Olympics twice a year. This is the only sporting activity he goes to during the year.  These medals give him such a big boost of self confidence. I want to figure out a way to write it in his IEP so I am sure he gets to [...]

Inclusive Education: right for some

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

The following is an excerpt from a paper written by Bernard Rimoland, Ph.D. in the Autism Research Review International 1993, Vol 7 Issue 1 Page 3
Is there the parent of an autistic child who wouldn’t be delighted beyond words if the child would simply blend smoothly into a regular classroom?  That is the dream [...]

Middle School Issues

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

My son is 12 years old and was diagnosed with PDD-NOS when he was five years old. I tend to believe that he really has Aspergers. He has not had a private or school evaluation since he was five years old. I have never had a reason to have him reevaluated until now. That means [...]

Practical Suggestions for Teaching Autism

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Many students with Aspergers Syndrome fall through the cracks. These students can be thought of as high-functioning students with autism. Often these students are very verbal, do well academically, and test at average or above-average IQs, but their behavior is combative and non-compliant when we ask them to do something that contradicts their rituals. It [...]

IEP dilemma

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

I am quite unhappy with a recent development regarding David’s IEP and I have a sinking feeling I can’t really do anything about it. 
David has been telling me the reason he hasn’t been getting help on his work when he needs it is the classroom aide is almost always helping another child.  Considering he [...]

Best Practice Guidlines for MA

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

This advisory represents “best practice” guidance from the Department of Education to address a change to the special education law enacted in the spring of 2006 that affects special education programming for students with disabilities on the autism spectrum. The purpose of this advisory is to assist school districts and other interested parties in understanding [...]

Effective strategies for teaching children with autism spectrum disorders

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

1. Environmental Considerations
Visual and auditory stimulation in the classroom must be taken into consideration.
Many students with autism are sensitive to auditory input and have a more difficult time processing auditory stimulation. Their work stations should be placed away from excessive auditory stimulation and away from unnecessary movement.
2. Visual Schedules
Students with autism perform best when their [...]