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"... the most important considerations in devising educational programs for children with autistic spectrum disorders have to do with recognition of the autism spectrum as a whole, with the concomitant implications for social, communicative, and behavioral development and learning, and with the understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the individual child across areas of development." —Educating Children with Autism, 2001
Autism Internet Modules (AIM) These training modules are being developed by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders in collaboration with Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and other partners. AIM modules offer information and training in evidence-based practices for children, youth, and adults on the Autism Spectrum and are useful for families, teachers, and professionals. To access the modules you must register and sign-in with a valid email address. Modules are currently being developed on the following topic areas: Assessment and Diagnosis
Social Skills Interventions
Transition Services and Supports
The Organization for Autism Research has published two guides for educators: An Educator's Guide to Autism This guide helps educators prepare for having a student with autism in the classroom; emphasizes the importance of collaborating with the parents; supports the creation of an inclusive environment; and helps educators collaborate with the team supporting the child with autism, including therapists and special educators.
An Educator's Guide to Asperger's Syndrome
This guide is designed to give teachers and other professionals an introduction to Asperger Syndrome, some of its characteristics, and several teaching strategies that can be employed in the classroom. It is meant to serve as a starting point for further learning.
Improving the educational experiences and outcomes of students on the autism spectrum in grades K-12.