Autism Resources

Autism Resources

 

The following books are suggested for use in the classroom to explain Autism Spectrum Disorder to peers:
My Best Friend Will by Jamie Lowell and Tara Tuchel ISBN 1-931282-75-7
The Autism Acceptance Book by Ellen Sabin ISBN 0-9759868-2-1

The following is a workbook suggested for use with a child on the spectrum to assist with developing an understanding his/her own unique strengths and challenges:
Asperger's What Does It Mean to Me? by Catherine Gaherty ISBN 188547759-7

Books for Parents, Teachers, Therapists, Support Staff:
This first book is highly recommended for parents and school staff:

A Parent’s Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism Sally Ozonoff, PhD, Geraldine Dawson, PhD, James McPartland

Asperger’s syndrome” A guide for parents and professionals Tony Attwood

Autism/Asperger’s: Solving the Relationship Puzzle Steven Gutstein

Thinking in Pictures and other Reports from my Life with Autism Temple Grandin

Emergence: Labeled Autistic Temple Grandin

 

The Out of Sync Child: Recognizing and coping with sensory integration dysfunction Carol Kranowitz

 

Websites:

Dr. Geraldine Dawson (former Professor of Psychology at the UW)

http://www.researchchannel.org/prog/displayevent.aspx?rID=2496&fID=1557

 

Autism Speaks

http://www.autismspeaks.org/

 

Ilene Schwartz – UW Experimental Education Unit, University of Washington

http://www.seattlechildrens.org/health_care_professionals/education/video_library/

 

Autism Outreach Project:

http://www.nwesd.org/1510106111443553/site/default.asp

  

Autism Society of America

www.autism-society.org

 

Families for Early Autism Treatment

www.feat.org

 

University of Washington Autism Homepage

www.depts.washington.edu/uwautism/index.html

 

ABA http://rsaffran.tripod.com/whatisaba.html

         

Discrete Trials: http://www.polyxo.com/discretetrial/index.html#intro

 

Floor time: http://www.floortime.org/

 

Relationship Development Intervention: http://www.rdiconnect.com/

 

TEACCH: www.teacch.com 

 

Executive Functioning:

http://www.schoolbehavior.com/conditions_edf.htm

 

Social Stories:

http://www.thegraycenter.org/store/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.display&page_id=30

 

Web Videos:

Dr. Ilene Schwartz (Director of the University of Washington Experimental Education Unit speaking at Children’s Hospital)

http://www.seattlechildrens.org/health_care_professionals/education/video_library/autism_203_education.asp

Videotape:

Autism: Being Friends.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism, 1991

This videotape is an introduction to autism for elementary-aged children. It describes symptoms and gives tips for interacting with classmates with autism. Helpful for classroom discussion or training peer buddies. To order:

www.isdd.indiana.edu/~cedir/pubcat.html

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