In the Spotlight
Did Thomas Jefferson have Asperger’s Syndrome?
An Interview with Norm Ledgin
The author of Diagnosing Jefferson talks about why he wrote the book, and how it may change our opinions about people with Asperger’s Syndrome.

High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome: Why the Controversy?
By Gary Mesibov, Ph.D.
Are they just different labels for the same group of individuals or entirely separate diagnostic categories? Learn the history and reasoning behind the latest – and growing -debate within the autism community.

The Autism Epidemic: Fact or Fiction?
Contributors: BJ Freeman Ph.D, Pegeen Cronin Ph.D, Tony Attwood Ph.D, Paul Shattock, Bernard Rimland, Ph.D.
The number of individuals being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders is increasing at an alarming rate. Is autism truly on the rise? Part one of a two part article.

The International Summit on Autism
By Raun Melmed, Ph.D. & others
Highlights and findings from the recent autism conference in Phoenix, AZ

Designing a Vaccination Program for Your Child
By Kelly Dorfman, M.S.
As disturbing evidence mounts about the possible consequences of mandated vaccinations, parents of children with autism are concerned about adhering to the prescribed schedule. Learn ways to individualize an immunization program for your child.

Featured Books
Diagnosing Jefferson: Evidence of a Condition that Guided His Belief, Behavior, and Personal Associations
By Norm Ledgin

In this exceptionally humanizing portrait, Ledgin assembles clues that indicate that Thomas Jefferson, third President of the U.S. was, indeed, on the Asperger’s continuum.

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Children with Autism: A Parents’ Guide (Second Edition)
Edited by Michael D. Powers, Psy.D.
Are you a parent or professional new to autism? Or know a family whose child has just been diagnosed? If so, this completely revised and updated book will guide you through all the “need to know” information on autism.


Asperger’s Huh? A Child’s Perspective
By Rosina G. Schnurr, Ph.D.
A wonderfully simple and insightful view into the world of a child with Asperger’s Disorder. Share it with your child, but don’t forget the rest of the family, too.

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Autism Around the World
UNITED KINGDOM: A Minimal Speech Approach for Children with Autism with Little or No Speech
By Carol Potter MEd & Chris Whittaker, MEd
Strategies for enhancing the spontaneous communication of children with autism who have little or no speech.

INDIA: An Autism Checklist

In Every Issue
Upfront –
Managing Editor, Veronica Palmer on Autism

Temple Grandin’s Column – Insight and advice from someone who knows what it’s like to have Autism

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: Social Skills on the IEP

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

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 – January Issue

Build Me a Bridge
Successful Transitions for Students with Autism/Asperger’s

The Unwritten Social Rules of Dating A Primer

There Goes My Body, There Goes His Brain! Using visual tools to teach social & relationship skills to students with autism

The Autism Epidemic: Part Two

You DO NOT Have the Right to Remain Silent Educating Law Enforcement Personnel about Autism Spectrum Disorders

Special Education Column

What’s New in Research?

Featured Books that cover Social Communication & Behavior Interventions


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