On the Cover
Johanne Chevreuil, five and a half years old, attends regular school and loves watching the german cartoon channel on satellite TV. She lives with her family in Clamart, France.

Home Schooling Ben: Removing the Mystery of Educating A Child with Asperger’s Syndrome

By Anne Patterson
Is home schooling appropriate for your child with autism/AS? Anne discusses how to set up a program, what to do and the potential benefits of teaching your child at home.

Living in Colin’s World
By Eileen McCormick
One parent talks about learning to see the world through a different perspective, one that celebrates diversity in all its forms.

Desperate for Respite: Finding Good, Reliable Child Care
Autism Around the World – Canada

How a dog called Uma is proving a hit with five autistic youths
Autism Around the World – Spain

Living Fully: Advice for Adults with AS

By Jerry Newport
In his just-released book, Jerry Newport talks to other people with autism and Asperger’s about life, death, sex, love, dating, depression, diet, and everything in between. Jerry condenses some of his ‘best wisdom’ for our readers in this article.

What Does It Take To Do Inclusion of Children with Autism Well? (Part II)
By Shirley Cohen
Social skills and successful inclusion go hand-in-hand. Long-time autism professional and noted author Shirley Cohen explains how to make it work for the school and your child.

Tobin Learns to Make Friends
By Diane Murrell
Teach young children with autism/AS appropriate social skills with this adorable new book.

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:Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration
By Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby
The OASIS website has helped thousands of people better understand Asperger Syndrome; their book follows in the same vein. Wonderful reading.


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Upfront –
Managing Editor, Veronica Palmer on Autism

Straight Talk on Language & Communication
by Diane Twachtman-Cullen

Ask the Experts – noted professionals from various disciplines answer your questions about behavior, medications, social skills, sensory processing and more. Every now and then, we’ll have them debate a controversial topic so you learn all sides of a new issue.
This Month: Medications & Informed Consent

Special Education Law Find the latest information about special education programs around the country and the laws that effect them.
This Month: The "Special" Language of Special Education Law

Conference Calendar – Find out about all of the upcoming conferences sponsored by Future Horizons.

Research Update – Check out what’s new in Autism, Asperger’s, and PDD research.
This Month: The Autism Tissue Program

Autism: The Way I See It by Temple Grandin – Insight and advice from someone who knows what it’s like to have Autism
This Month: Questions Parents Ask

Inspiration:Autism Inspirational thoughts and articles about autism.
This Month: The Vision Within

NetNews – What’s new and best on the Internet for autism information.

Find It – Find out more information about articles, reviews, and stories.

Coming Attractions – March Issue


Autism: A Journey of Discovery

What’s all this I Hear about Enzymes?

From Goals to Data and Back Again

The Sensory Learning Method

A New Look at Social Skills Teaching

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Regular Features

Temple Grandin’s column


Reseach Update

Straight Talk on Language & Communication

Special Education Law


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