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AADigest: May – June 2014

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AADigest: May – June 2014



12 | The Way I See It – Do Not Get Trapped by Labels
Temple Grandin, PhD

15 | The Power of the Arts – Joel Anderson’s Most Amazing Future
Joanne Lara, MA, and Keri Bower

16 | Perspective – The Cat’s Pajamas: Demystifying Idioms for Concrete Thinkers
Ellen Notbohm, BS

24 | Planning to Be Social – Friendly versus Stalking
Jed Baker, PhD

26 | Insider: An Aspie’s Tips for Teens – Watermelon Syndrome
Jennifer Cook O’Toole

28 | Applied Behavior Analysis – Positive Behavior Support
James Ball, EdD, BCBA-D

36 | Teacher to Teacher – Math Supports for Younger Students
Margaret Oliver, MEd

38 | Autism Around the World – Italy
Paola Molteni, MEd, and Silvia Maggiolini, PhD

40 | Inspire – The Autism World Has Changed My Life
Rachel Silverman, MS


18 | I Feel (Sort of) Pretty
Poor grooming is career-limiting, and it will also diminish one’s social opportunities. Use these Aspie-tested strategies on personal hygiene to make a good impression.
Bobbi Sheahan

22 | Sensory-Friendly Learning in the Faith-based Classroom
Religion is the cornerstone of many families, and this is no exception for those raising a child with special needs. This article will help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to help children succeed in a faith-based setting.
Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L

30 | Creating a Relationship of Trust: Professionals and Adults with ASD
Trust is a more fragile bond for adults with ASD than for their typically developing peers. It’s my responsibility as a professional to take the first steps in creating a relationship of trust.
Carolyn Ogburn, MLA

 34 | How to Hire a Special Education Attorney
By the time you hire a special education attorney, the stakes are high. How do you choose the right law firm to represent your child?
Lillian E. Wong, Esq.


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