On the Cover
Little Dutch Girl is one of more than 600 paintings by autism artist, Heather Park.

Two Proud Grandparents’ Thoughts on Autism
By Richard J. Anthony, Sr. and Marlene A. Anthony
Grandparents.com co-founder shares his experience and offers helpful tips for other grandparents.

What Does It Take To Do Inclusion of Children with Autism Well? (Part I)
By Shirley Cohen
Is an inclusive setting appropriate for your child? Long-time autism professional and noted author Shirley Cohen discusses the factors that spell success-or disaster-in inclusion programs.

Is Autism closer to Nirvana?
Autism Around the World – India

Did Bartok have High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome?
Autism Around the World – United Kingdom

High Functioning Autism or Asperger Syndrome? Diagnostic Dilemmas And Impact On The Family
By Sarita Freedman, Ph.D.
Does a diagnosis of High-Functioning Autism (HFA) versus Asperger Syndrome (AS) affect families differently? This Ph.D. thinks it does.

20 Classroom Modifications for Students with Autism
By Karen Wright, M.S., C.T.R.S.
A quick guide to the top most-requested and most needed classroom modifications.

The Temple Grandin Award
Nominate your Child!

Asperger Syndrome And Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success
By Brenda Smith Myles and Diane Adreon
Practical advice and sensible, easy-to-implement solutions for helping young adults with AS navigate the middle and high school years.

So You Want to be a Special Education Teacher…Hold on, You’re in for a Wild (but Rewarding) Ride!

By Jim Yerman
A veteran teacher of students with autism shares real-life stories filled with humor, uncanny and sometimes surreal happenings, but each with an important lesson.

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In Every Issue
Upfront –
Managing Editor, Veronica Palmer on 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: Finding Information: Parent POWER

Special Education Law Find the latest information about special education programs around the country and the laws that effect them.
This Month: How Can I Get My School to Respond to My Complaint?

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: M.I.N.D. Institute

Temple Grandin’s Autism: The Way I See It– Insight and advice from someone who knows what it’s like to have Autism
This Month: Inside or Outside? The Autism/Asperger’s Culture

Inspiration:Autism Inspirational thoughts and articles about autism.
This Month: Ryan Helps

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

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

Featured ArtistHeather Park

Coming Attractions – January Issue


Home Schooling your child with Autism/AS

What does it take to do Inclusion Well? Part II

Self-Help Skils for Adults with AS

The O.A.S.I.S. Guide to Asperger Syndrome

Column on Language and Communication
by Diana Twachtman-Cullen!

Regular Features

Temple Grandin’s column


Reseach Update

Special Education Law


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