On The Cover
Noah Schachter and his younger sister, Audrey, are best friends. They attend the same public school
in Massachusetts, where Noah is in a fully integrated classroom. He loves writing, art, haunted houses
and scary monsters. Now eight, he has begun reading about autism and did a presentation about it in
his classroom.

Featured Articles

DON’T JUST COPE – HOPE!
CREATING THE FUTURE YOU WANT FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD WITH AUTISM

By Ruth K. Schroeder

You’ve been given a really tough challenge. Help has arrived!

THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB
By Jennifer Baldwin, OTS, Lauren Clark, OTS, Bridget Katana Mitchell, OTR/L, Beth P. Velde, Ph.D., OTR/L and Peggy P. Wittman, Ed.D, OTR/L, FAOTA

An occupational therapy program model for building friendship skills in kids with ASD.

OPEN PLAY. . .WHOLE CHILDREN
By Cammie McGovern

Given the opportunity, children with ASD can far surpass our expectations. The Open Play program allows them to do just that.

SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION & AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
By Peter Gerhardt, Ph.D.

People with ASD are sexual beings who need direct, accurate information if they are to appropriately and safely take their place in the world.


Featured Books

The Heart of Autism
By Jennifer Abeles


Practical strategies and soul-satisfying inspiration feed your mind and fill your spiritual well.

Ten Things Your Student with Autism Wishes You Knew
By Ellen Notbohm


Be Curious…be very curious says your student with autism.

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