On the Cover
Trent is a very happy four year old boy with autism. He lives with his mom and dad, brothers Brandon, Dylan and Alexander. Trent loves to dance and sing, do puzzles and shape sorters.

Autism Around the World – Australia
A Journey of Discovery
By Kathy Hoopmann
Heartfelt insights about discovering the mystery of autism.

Sensory Learning
By JaNell Davis Mathews
Sensory Learning combines three proven sensory therapies: vision, auditory, and vestibular (motion). The result? Positive change in some children.

Can Enzymes Jump-Start Recovery in Autism?
By Karen DeFelice
Two new enzyme products are producing remarkable results in some children with autism.

Enhancing Social Skills In The Educational Years
By James Ball Ed.D.
Teaching social skills is an ever-changing process. Skill-streaming is a great first step.

Reflections on Asperger’s: A Few Good Things
By Ruth Burke

A 68 year-old woman who was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s reflects upon her life.

From Goals to Data and Back Again:
Adding Backbone to Developmental Intervention for Children with Autism

By Jill Fain Lehman, Ph.D. & Rebecca Klaw, M.S., M. Ed.

A nuts and bolts book about writing developmentally appropriate and measurable goals for students with autism spectrum disorders. A must for every teacher and parent.

Inclusive Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome

By Sheila Wagner, M.Ed.

The transition to middle school is often difficult for children with autism. Sheila provides a road map to help you navigate successfully through these tumultuous years.



Reaching Out, Joining In:
Teaching Social Skills to Young Children with Autism
By Mary Jane Weiss, Ph.D., BCBA & Sandra L. Harris, Ph.D.

Concrete, proven methods address four major areas of social behavior: play skills, the language of social skills, understanding another person’s perspective and using these skills in an inclusive classroom.

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Into the Light:
Our Journey through Early Intervention
by Jacqueline McCracken-Houck
This Month: Getting Started

Straight Talk on Language & Communication
by Diane Twachtman-Cullen
This Month: Misconceptions about Asperger Syndrome

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: Non-compliance

Special Education Law
Find the latest information about special education programs around the country and the laws that effect them.
This Month: How Far We Have Come… How Far We Have Yet to Go!
by Reed Martin, J.D.

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 Road Less Traveled: The Autism Autoimmunity Project

Autism: The Way I See It
Insight and advice from someone who knows what it’s like to have Autism
by Temple Grandin
This Month: Happy People on the Autism Spectrum

Inspirational thoughts and articles about autism.
by Jennifer Kummins
This Month: Beauty Inside & Out

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

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Coming Attractions – May-June Issue

Environmental Toxins & Autism: Cause & Effect?
A New Look at the Option Institute
The Question Boy
Special Diets for Special Kids 2: What’s New in GF/CF Cooking
from Lisa Lewis

Sensory Secrets Revealed


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