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  1. page Resources edited ... {PA_Alternate Academic Standards_Reading.pdf} PA Alternate Standards for Reading. Renae {Aut…
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    {PA_Alternate Academic Standards_Reading.pdf} PA Alternate Standards for Reading. Renae
    {Autism.pdf} This resource book was created by K.A.R.E (Kommittee for Autism Research and Education). It was created to help families of newly diagnosed children with autism find answers and resources. Please wait as it takes a few minutes to load. The screen appears black and then the document will appear. Please feel free to print this book and share with anyone desiring further information. Renae
    Below areis a link to toolkits that
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    fellow educators.

    http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits

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  2. page Resources edited This This page will {CAA-PlanningTool-1.doc} This document will help when planning for the …

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    {CAA-PlanningTool-1.doc} This document will help when planning for the needs of your students with autism. This document will ensure that all of the changes in the new regulations are addressed when creating ER's, RR's, and IEP's. If you would like more information it can be found on the pattan.net website. Renae
    {Pa alternate standards-Math.pdf} PA Alternate Standards for Math. Renae
    {PA_Alternate Academic Standards_Reading.pdf} PA Alternate Standards for Reading. Renae
    {Autism.pdf} This resource book was created by K.A.R.E (Kommittee for Autism Research and Education). It was created to help families of newly diagnosed children with autism find answers and resources. Please wait as it takes a few minutes to load. The screen appears black and then the document will appear. Please feel free to print this book and share with anyone desiring further information. Renae
    Below are toolkits that have been developed through Autism Speaks. They are great to share with families or fellow educators.

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Tuesday, January 24

  1. page Socialization edited Socialization is one of the major impairments for an individual with autism. It should be a major …
    Socialization is one of the major impairments for an individual with autism. It should be a major focus of teaching and skill building for these individuals. Please share articles, activities, websites, etc. related to the area of socialization to this page.
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  2. page Teaching Strategies edited ... Thanks!Kristin {KristinAutismCommunication.ppt} Visual Checklist {Visual+checklist.doc} .…
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    Thanks!Kristin {KristinAutismCommunication.ppt}
    Visual Checklist {Visual+checklist.doc}
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    management piece.
    The importance of using visual strategies
    http://www.usevisualstrategies.com/VisualStrategiesInformation/VisualStrategiesandBehaviorinAutismSpectrum.aspx
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/autism-brain-cells_n_1084897.html Visual Strategies Toolkit
    Pictures, photographs and other visual supports can greatly improve communication for children, adolescents and adults who struggle with understanding or using language. Autism Speaks is pleased to introduce its Autism Treatment Network's Visual Supports tool kit, a guide for parents, teachers and medical professionals.

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  3. page Current Research edited ... ABC article-Autism and Danger This is an interesting article from ABC that talks about autism …
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    ABC article-Autism and Danger This is an interesting article from ABC that talks about autism and their inability to recognize unsafe situations. Renae
    NAC findings.pdf This report provides the latest research on effective practices. Renae
    Training peers improves social outcomes for some kids with ASD NIH-funded study finds engaging peers in social skills intervention may be more helpful than training children with ASD directly. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who attend regular education classes may be more likely to improve their social skills if their typically developing peers are taught how to interact with them than if only the children with ASD are taught such skills. According to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, a shift away from more commonly used interventions that focus on training children with ASD directly may provide greater social benefits for children with ASD. The study was published online ahead of print on November 30, 2011, in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. "Real life doesn't happen in a lab, but few research studies reflect that," said Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a part of NIH. "As this study shows, taking into account a person's typical environment may improve treatment outcomes.http://www.nih.gov/news/health/nov2011/nimh-28.htm
    Research identifies key autism intervention window The behaviour of pre-school children with autism improves the most in the first six months of early intervention, research at RMIT University has shown. Dr Helen Chau investigated early intervention in pre-school children with autism or developmental delay as part of her PhD research at RMIT, comparing the effectiveness of intensive, one-on-onetherapy sessions with more traditional centre-based early intervention approaches. Examining the impact of generic centre-based programs, autism-specific centre-based programsand home-based applied behaviour analysis (ABA) programs, Dr Chau found most behaviour improvement occurred in the first six months, irrespective of the early intervention approach taken. http://www.healthcanal.com/mental-health-behavior/24450-Research-identifies-key-autism-intervention-window.html
    Autism Linked With Too Many Brain Cells, Study Finds Autism is linked with having too many neurons in the part of the brain responsible for communication, cognitive development and social skills, according to a new study. Researchers said the finding suggests autism may begin when the baby is still in the womb. Researchers from the Autism Center of Excellence at the University of California, San Diego found thatboys with autism had 67 percent more neurons -- called cortical cells, which are made before a baby is born -- than boys without autism. Their work was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/autism-brain-cells_n_1084897.html

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Thursday, January 12

  1. page Favorite Websites edited ... TEACCH This website provides information on autism, education and communication approaches, an…
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    TEACCH This website provides information on autism, education and communication approaches, and TEACCH materials and services. Renae
    The Watson Institute The Watson Institute today is an educational organization, specializing in educating children with special needs, as well as those professionals and pre-professionals who serve children with special needs. On this site there is information for parents and professionals. Renae
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    Websites with free printable pictures
    http://www.setbc.org/pictureset/
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  2. page Parents and Families edited This is a wonderful book to help with puberty/sexuality issues you may be having with your student…
    This is a wonderful book to help with puberty/sexuality issues you may be having with your students. Don't let the title fool you. The strategies are very beneficial to our children on the spectrum.
    {sex-ed-1.pdf}

    Parents and families need and can provide unique resources. If you are an educator please provide information to help families. If you are a parent or family member please provide information to support other families and educators. Partnerships and collaborative efforts are where we will see the most changes happening.
    ABOARD - Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders Advocate, provide family support, and information resources regarding advocacy assistance, education rights, and training. Both the board and staff are comprised of parents with children on the spectrum. Their goal is to maximize social, educational, and vocational potential. ABOARD (800) 827-9385
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