On the Cover
Eleven year-old Charlotte loves all aspects of music.
She sings in a choir, is learning the guitar, and loves
listening and dancing to her favorite tunes. She lives
with her mom and dad in Sedona, AZ.




Featured Articles
Developing Proactive Strategies for Managing Problem Behaviors
By Lori Ernsperger, Ph.D.
Highly effective behavioral programs for individuals with autism emphasize proactive strategies.

Play as a Strategy for Interaction and Coping
By Teresa Bolick, Ph.D.
Play is more than recreation. It’s the universal language of childhood for connecting with others.

[Read an Excerpt from this article]

The Denver Model: Putting Relationships at the Helm of Treatment
By Terry Hall, MA, CCC-SLP, Susan Hepburn, Ph.D, Sally Rogers, Ph.D, Judy Reaven, Ph.D. and Diane Osaki, OTR
A preschool program designed to encourage coordinated, interactive social relationships.

What’s Incidental about Incidental Teaching? Part 2
By Gail McGee, Ph.D.
How-to information and guidelines for using incidental teaching.

The Carol Gray Award:
New Award Recognizes Special Education Teachers and Paraprofessionals

The Young Autism Program
By Peter Pierri
YAP is one of the most intensive programs of its kind in the U.S. Their goal: returning children with autism to regular kindergarten by age six.

Autism Around the World
The Kid Who wasn’t Bullied and the Kids who didn’t Bully Him – Prince Edward Island

Featured Books
The Color of Autism
By Toni Flowers
In the educational environment, you must get to know the total person with autism before you can begin to color his or her world.

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Simply Good Ideas
By David F. Freschi
This Month: Schedules, Schedules, Schedules

Autism: The Way I See It
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Inspiration: Autism
By Jennifer Abeles
This Month: From Darkness to Light

Straight Talk About Language & Communication
By Diane Twachtman-Cullen
This Month: The Road To Effective Intervention: What Speech-Language Pathologists Need To Know To Work With Students With ASD

Future Horizons Conferences

Ask the Experts
By Linda Mulstay-Muratore, MA, CCC-SLP
This Month: Curriculum Planning

GF/CF: Plain and Simple
By Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D.
This Month: Give us our Daily Bread…Please!

Research Update
by Danny Tayar, M.D. & Barbara Schipper, B.A.S.W.
This Month: The SCORE Skills Strategy Program

Horse Sense: Wisdom Shared by Autistics Already Winning the Race of Life
By Kathy Grant
This Month: Tips on Traveling Solo

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Editor’s Note: Reed Martin is on vacation this issue but will return again in September with another information packed Special Education Law article.

Coming Attractions – September/October 2003

Seizures & Autism
Using Mediation to Obtain Services
Extraordinary Parenting
What do I do about Refusal Behavior?
Social Skills Picture Stories
DIR as a Way of Life: One Family ’s Story

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Straight Talk on Language & Communication
Autism the Way I See It by Temple Grandin
Horse Sense: Wisdom Shared by Autistics Already Winning the Race of Life
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Research Update

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