Autism Simulations to Experience Sensory Overload http://mashable.com/2014/04/23/autism-simulations/ 5 Autism Simulations to Help You Experience Sensory Overload
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a complex group of brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in social interaction, communication and behavior. Often diagnosed at a young age, approximately one in 68 American children is on the autism spectrum. It's a figure 10 times higher than 40 years ago, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders http://www.autismhandbook.org/images/4/4c/Appwheel.pdf Apps for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
When looking for apps for students on the autism spectrum (ASD), it is important to look at all educational apps and not just those that are tagged as autism apps.
They have many of the same learning needs that other students have. This list was developed to provide apps based on common learning characteristics and traits that are typical for students with ASD.
It is important to remember that all students learn differently and selecting apps should be based on the unique learning needs of the student.
Autism Tracker Pro : iPad and iPhone App http://bit.ly/ySMPuj Autism Tracker Pro : iPad and iPhone App
Autism Tracker can be life changing for families with an autistic child. Explore Autism. Track what matters to your child and your family. Use the visual calendar and multi-item graphs to view and discuss patterns. Share individual events or entire screens with your team using email or Twitter (Twitter lets you set up closed groups). Contact us, let us know how to keep Autism Tracker the best app of its kind.
Before you buy, please try the Lite version of Autism Tracker first. It has the same functionality as the Pro version. The number entries per item is limited to twelve in the Lite version. All data and set up can be transferred to Autism Tracker Pro.
Autismpodcast http://www.autismpodcast.org/ Autismpodcast
Michael Boll , is the father of an ten -year old boy on the autism spectrum.
A fifteen-year, certified classroom teacher, Michael decided to take some time off from his career to create and implement a home program that compliments his son’s school program.
After two enjoyable years, Michael is back in the classroom. He teaches at Concordia International School, Shanghai, China.
iPad May Help Communication for Autistic Children http://jkontherun.com/2010/08/12/ipad-is-reaching-autistic-children/ iPad May Help Communication for Autistic Children "Blogger Shannon Rosa handed an iPad won in a raffle to her 9-year old autistic son and was amazed to watch him interact with the device with little training. He immediately became one with the iPad and spent lots of time with educational programs — spelling, counting and other learning tools."
The Scottish Society for Autism http://www.autism-in-scotland.org.uk/ The Scottish Society for Autism
The Society has been supporting families in Scotland affected by autism for over 40 years. We now directly support over 500 people as well as offering consultancy and training to hundreds more.
The UK National Autistic Society http://www.nas.org.uk/ The National (UK) Autistic Society
We champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.
Autism Independent UK (SFTAH) http://www.autismuk.com/ Autism Independent UK (SFTAH)
Society For The Autistically Handicapped.
The Autism Society exists to increase awareness of autism, together with well established and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment, education and treatment.
The main goal is to improve the quality of life for persons with Autism.
Libraries and Autism http://www.thejointlibrary.org/autism/ Libraries and Autism
A customer service training video primarily for library staff to help them serve individuals with autism and their families more effectively.
The video focuses on what you need to know about autism and will empower you with specific techniques to offer more inclusive service to this growing and underserved population.
I Teach Autism http://www.iteachautism.com I Teach Autism.com gathers countless autism teaching strategies, free autism teaching tools, printouts, worksheets. Autism Resources. Themes and Lesson Plans. Anything that can help others reach these wonderful students with autism.
Additionally, teachers, educators and parents with students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder visit I Teach Autism.com to get the latest news and an opinion from someone very close to these loving children!
Teaching Kids With Autism The Art Of Conversation http://tinyurl.com/axc3ye Teaching Kids With Autism The Art Of Conversation
SARRC http://www.autismcenter.org/ The Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center in Phoenix, Arizona, is dedicated to research, education and resources for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and their families.
Room 5 Autism Page http://room5ideas.com Room5 Autism Page
Room 5 is a classroom web page dedicated to helping parents and teachers of students with autistic spectrum disorders.
Here you will find classroom and home ideas as well as links to my favorite sites.
The Zac Web Browser http://www.zacbrowser.com/ The Zac Browser is the first Web browser developed specifically for children with autism and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, which are pervasive developmental disorders.
People CD - the creators of Kidz CD: Web 2.0 Safe Web Browsing for Children and Teenagers - made this browser for the enjoyment, enrichment and freedom of autistic children. They can touch it, play it, interact with it, and experience independence through the program.
On the browser, children will interact directly with games and activities that cater specifically to those who display characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, such as impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, restricted interest and repetitive behavior. Zac has been an effective tool for children with low, medium and high functioning autism, the company claims.
The Zac Browser provides a parent or caregiver forum to enable them to learn from experiences, share human stories and be connected with others who intimately understand their situations. The browser also provides a ‘useful links’ area to guide them to important commercial websites that may enhance their child’s quality of life.
Autism Speaks http://www.autismspeaks.org/ In 2006, Autism Speaks and the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) merged, creating the world's largest autism advocacy organization. Autism Speaks and Cure Autism Now (CAN) announced in November 2006 their intent to merge.
Special Needs (SEN) : Videos and PowerPoints http://specialeducationneeds.blogspot.com/ The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
Autism weblinks at the Open Directory Project http://tinyurl.com/4h796 Autism list of weblinks at the Open Directory Project
Room5 Autism Page http://members.aol.com/room5/welcome.html Room 5 is a classroom web page dedicated to
helping parents and teachers of
students with autistic spectrum disorders.
Here you will find classroom and home ideas as well as
links to my favorite sites.
Overview of Autism http://www.autismwebsite.com/ari/index.htm Overview of Autism
It has been over 50 years since Dr. Leo Kanner, a psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University, wrote the first paper applying the term 'autism' to a group of children who were self-absorbed and who had severe social, communication, and behavioral problems. This paper provides a general overview of the complexity of this developmental disability by summarizing many of the major topics in autism.
Autism Research Institute http://www.autism.com/ari/ Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute (ARI), a non-profit organization, was established in 1967. ARI is primarily devoted to conducting research, and to disseminating the results of research, on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood. We provide information based on research to parents and professionals throughout the world.
Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism http://www.autism.org/ Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism
Good teachers helped me to achieve success. I was able to overcome autism because I had good teachers. At age 2 1/2 I was placed in a structured nursery school with experienced teachers. From an early age I was taught to have good manners and to behave at the dinner table. Children with autism need to have a structured day, and teachers who know how to be firm but gentle.
Autism in the Classroom http://www.brainconnection.com/topics/?main=fa/autism-class Autism in the Classroom
In a world of Internet-based learning and individualized learning plans, the biggest concern of educators is no longer with getting children to sit in alphabetical order in a row of desks. Their central concern, rather, is with accommodating students with different learning styles. As more and more "special needs" students are mainstreamed into regular classrooms, teachers face the challenge of meeting their needs while creating an inclusive and challenging learning environment for all students.
Inside the autism treatment maze http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6948119/ Inside the autism treatment maze
No single approach is best for every child
While there has been significant progress in easing symptoms of autism and educating children diagnosed with the disorder, there is little agreement among doctors, parents and researchers over which type of treatment most effectively helps an affected child grow into an independent adult.