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Placement of Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder into Employment

Posted on March 03, 2011

Photo: Some rights reserved by BenChenowethWork There is a purpose behind all behavior. Because we look at the behavior of others through the lens of our own background and experience, it may be difficult to understand the motivation of another person, but there will always be a purpose. To understand the behavior of students with autism, we need to know how these students experience their worlds. Some of the early indicators of autism include: Lack of eye contact Lack of joint attention

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Coordinated Services at Tier Two

Posted on March 03, 2011

Use Resources Wisely and Support ALL Students Let's do some math...wait, erectile come back here. Don't run away to another article yet. I promise it's easy math, and we will get to it in a minute. First I want to establish some groundwork for this discussion. We talk about a multi-tiered system with regards to supporting those students who need some additional supports but not at the level of requiring an intensive individualized education program. This is sometimes referred to as bridgin

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Considerations in Teaching More Advanced Students With Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Posted on November 11, 2010

We have probably all found ourselves in a social situation that wasn't comfortable or pleasant. Perhaps the group already knew each other and you were the newcomer. It is also possible that you didn't know how to become involved in the conversation or the group didn’t try to include you. Maybe the topic of discussion was something that you knew very little about or didn't capture your interests. Maybe you found your mind wandering to other topics or wishing you were someplace else. Even worse,

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Assessment of Children Suspected of Having Autism Spectrum Disorders

Posted on November 11, 2010

In "Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard" (Heath & Heath, viagra approved 2010) the authors share an analogy for change of a rider on an elephant. The rider represents the logical side of a person. The elephant represents an individual's motivation. In seeking to bring about change you should address both the rider and elephant in ourselves and others.  People have to be motivated to move and know where to go and how to get there. As change agents we can also make progress poss

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The Individuality of Asperger Syndrome

Posted on November 11, 2010

On March 27, health 2007 our beautiful baby boy was born.  He was perfect in every way. Ten little toes, ten little fingers, beautiful bright blue eyes just like his older siblings. Mason was a sweet little boy, maybe a tad bit fussier then a mother or father would hope for, but overall a delight to our family. That first year of life was so fun, he nailed every expected milestone at or ahead of the doctor’s expectations. One of the first things that tipped us off that something was no

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Head ’em Up, Move ’em Out!

Posted on November 11, 2010

“Go to class, cheapest ” “you’re going to be late, information pills ” or “clear the halls, this ” were common phrases spoken during passing times; none of which sounded, nor were motivating to our students. Highland Jr. High is a designated Title I School with 77% of the students receiving free or reduced lunch. Our school also has a very diverse population of students. We have a very dedicated staff working hard to provide a quality education that meets the needs of all student

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Mainstreaming Start to Finish—A Success Story

Posted on November 11, 2010

The goal for any elementary-school-aged, this self-contained Emotionally Disturbed (ED) unit is to remediate socially maladaptive classroom behavior so that the child can be returned to the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). In our kindergarten-third grade ED unit at the Granite School District, buy the LRE is the child’s neighborhood school. In the past three school years we have successfully mainstreamed four children back into their neighborhood school. We felt that the interventions w

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New Web-based RIDE (Responding to Individual Differences in Education) Behavior Intervention Bank

Posted on September 09, 2010

The following is an excerpt from the report card created by the MTSS (formally ABC-UBI) State Team to report on the summary of the project.  For more information on MTSS or participating districts, thumb please visit us on the web at www.updc.org/abc. Participating Districts and Charters 54 Participating Sites (11 Secondary, web 43 Elementary) The MTSS Initiative welcomed a new State Implementation Team: Heidi Mathie Mucha (UPDC), abortion Devin Healey (UPDC), Jeri Rigby (UPDC), Glenn Dyk

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