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AADigest: May – June 2012

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The Way I See It – Which School Is Best for My Child with ASD? Temple Grandin, PhD

The First Year – Read This, Watch That Jamie Pacton, MA

Sensory Solutions – Focus on Sensory Craving Britt Collins, MS, OTR and Lucy Jane Miller, PhD, OTR

Transition to Adulthood – Recreational and Leisure Activities James Ball, EdD, BCBA-D

Perspective – Comeback…or Setback? Ellen Notbohm

Social Skill Strategies – Emotional Regulation through Relaxation Katie Brady, LCSW


Autism Around the World – Mainland China Liu Wa, MEd

Teacher to Teacher – Teaching Children to Understand Changes in Routines Andy Bondy, PhD
Lori Frost, MS, CCC-SLP

Inspire – Making Rain Shanti Kurada


The Path to “Fitting In”
The secret of social success is learning how to get along with other people.
John Elder Robison

Making a Difference for Families with ASD
10 suggestions for what extended family, friends, and the parents of children with ASD can do to support each other.
Ann Palmer

Supporting Siblings of Spectrum Kids
Just as parents of spectrum kids need support from others outside the immediate family, the siblings of spectrum kids need it, too.
Brooke L. Zavala

All-Star Autism Dads
Each dad offers a unique perspective on raising a child on the spectrum.
Tom Fields-Meyer, Nicholas Saari, and Mark Osteen

Using Echolalia as a Bridge to Communication
Although echolalia may seem troublesome, parents and teachers can shape it to enhance language progression in children with ASD.
Jake C. Henn, PhD

Developing Independence in Your Teen with ASD
Students on the spectrum must learn self-advocacy and self-regulation skills in order to live on their own, find and keep a job, and attend college.
Chantal Sicile-Kira

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  1. good info on autism here, thanks for this