Posts tagged autism friendly
Why Work-Based Learning Experiences Are Important for Youth with Autism

Work-based learning experiences are a significant predictor of success in adulthood, according to research focused on the transition to adulthood for students with disabilities. We’ll share what exactly work-based learning experiences are, why they’re important (especially in high school and college), and what you can do next.

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Peer-mediated Instruction & Intervention

One of the main characteristics of autism is social communication challenges. Individuals on the autism spectrum can benefit from working with peers. This strategy is referred to as peer-mediated instruction and intervention. This post shares what peer-mediated instruction and interventions are and how you can use them.

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Visual Supports

Individuals on the autism spectrum have strengths in visual processing and visual search skills compared to neurotypical individuals. By visually presenting information, such as directions about what to do or what will happen next, individuals with ASD are more likely to process information more easily and quickly. This strategy is referred to as visual supports. This post shares what visual supports are and how you can use them.

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Autism Resource: Evidence Based Practices

In this post, I’ll be sharing a FREE resource for you to learn about evidence-based practices specifically studied with learners on the autism spectrum. The Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM) is a fantastic resource made up of video modules and interactive learning to teach you about using all of the 27 identified evidence-based practices for individuals on the autism spectrum.

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5 Things Families Want You to Know About Teaching Their Child with Autism

As an autism parent, have you ever wished that your child’s teacher knew more about autism? Or as a teacher, did you wish you knew about your students with autism? Here is the post for both of you! This is definitely coming from a non-judgmental zone and more from a “wish I/you knew” perspective as a way to clear up misconceptions and promote communication between families and teachers. You can use this list to start a conversation between home and school.

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Benefits of Technology Use for Individuals with ASD

Technology is a bit of a big deal in the ASD population (and that’s an understatement). People on the autism spectrum and their families use technology for a number of uses. Sure, there are a lot of negative experiences, but the benefits can outweigh these with some support. This post will share options in how individuals with ASD use technology and to encourage you to think about ways to incorporate them in your child’s day-to-day. Specifically, I’ll share several options, routes, and ideas about using technology in the home, school, and community, and all the places you go. In this guide, technology refers to any devices (computers, smart phones, tablets) and programs on them (apps!)

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Autism Support Groups - Finding Your Community

I love this quote from Helen Keller: “Alone, we can do so little together we can do so much.” It really resonates with me because this is how I feel about the autism community as a big sis and professional. It’s really easy to feel alone with autism in your life, but I’ve found over time that a community you curate can help out in the long run. This post shares ways for you to discover and connect with a community of your choosing and creating.

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Autism Awareness to Acceptance

Today’s blog post is relevant any time of the year, not just for April when it’s Autism Awareness Month! If you’ve spent any length of time in the autism community, you’ll relate to getting into discussions of what it actually means to have autism awareness. What we often wish is that we could instead or transform awareness into acceptance and understanding. In this post, I’ll share some ways that I think can support this type of transition.

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Support for Autism Parents

As a family member and caregiver of a child on the autism spectrum, I’m sure you’ve heard about the importance of self-care and taking care of yourself many, many, many times. At least I hope you have! [You absolutely need to.] But where do you even start? This post shares a way for you to figure out the support you need as a high-power, boss autism carer.  

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