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Nicky, age 5, was diagnosed with autism 2 years ago. He was nonverbal at 3, but now talks up a storm. While playing cowboys has been a key pastime, he hopes to be a train engineer when he grows up.




Featured Articles
Autism: The Ever Changing River
by Jim Yerman
Wisdom shared by a special education teacher navigating the river of autism
for the last thirty-some years.

Narrow Interests in Autism
by Lynn W. Adams, Ph.D. and Gary B. Mesibov, Ph.D.
Narrow interests can guide social interactions, form rewarding hobbies, and inspire academic and vocational choices in people with autism.

Autism & Chiropractic
By Dr. Joan Fallon
Chiropractic is a holistic or natural healing art, which helps the body function
to its maximum capability by allowing the nervous system to have better control
over all the tissues of the body.

Read an Excerpt

Selecting a College for a Student on the Autism Spectrum
By Lars Perner, Ph.D.
Considerations involved in selecting the best-suited college for a student on the autism spectrum, plus a listing of schools and universities

Autism Around the World
The Good, the Bad and the Snuggly
By Eric R. Williams
Sometimes a profoundly autistic eight year-old boy can be our most important teacher.

Featured Books
Thinking About YOU Thinking About ME
By Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP
Perspective taking is crucial to the development of advanced social thinking.
Discover practical ideas, educational strategies, worksheets and IEP goals within this book.

How Do I Feel? An Interactive Reading Book of Emotions
I Go To School: An Interactive Reading Book
By Joan Green
A variety of ‘sentence pages’ along with handy, laminated velcro picture
squares help children explore emotions and handle the day-to-day events
involved in going to school.

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Research Update
By Connie Frenzel, R.N., M.S. and Maria Daigle, R.N.

This Month: Autism Brain Tissue Research-IMFAR Research Findings

GF/CF: Plain and Simple
By Lisa S. Lewis, Ph.D.
This Month: The Importance of Being Early

Inspiration: Autism
By Jennifer Abeles
This Month: Be a Beacon of Understanding

Special Education Law
By Reed Martin, J.D.
This Month: The Game of Mediation: Know the Rules before you Start

Autism: The Way I See It
By Temple Grandin
This Month: Teaching Concepts to Children with Autism

Straight Talk About Language & Communication
By Diane Twachtman-Cullen, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
This Month: Signing the Way to Successful Intervention: The Awesome Benefits of Using Manual Signs to Enhance Communication and Language

Simply Good Ideas
By David F. Freschi
This Month: Tips for Riding the Bus

Future Horizons Conferences

Ask the Experts
By Kathie Harrington
This Month: Teaching People on the Autism Spectrum to Drive a Car

Horse Sense: Wisdom Shared by Autistics Already Winning the Race of Life
By Jerry Newport
This Month: Holiday Depression: Survival Tips from an ASD Depression Veteran

Coming Attractions

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Coming Attractions – September/October 2003


– Early Warning Signs of Autism/AS

– Cautions in Supporting Behaviors

– Variables to Consider when Selecting an ABA Program

– Latest Update on the SCERTS Model & their new Manual

– Intentionality:Helping Children develop Language from a Personal, Meaningful Perspective

– The Quest for Independence: Conditions Young Adults Encounter in the UK

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Research Update

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