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Leigh De Silva

Leigh De Silva is a registered teacher who works in mainstream special education settings. She is also the mother of a young adult and teens who are on the spectrum. She has researched the social understanding of girls with Asperger’s syndrome in social groups as part of her Master of Autism Studies at Griffith University, Queensland. Leigh is particularly interested in supporting parents to help their children with ASD achieve in the school system through using the models that have helped her own children complete their education. She can be contacted through l.desilva@griffith.edu.au

5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups

5 Myths About Girls With Asperger’s and Social Groups https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/myths-about-girls-aspergers-group/

Think you know about girls on the autism spectrum? Well, think again. Here are five myths you may have heard about that need to be reconsidered when we think about girls who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome (AS), “mild autism,” or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) level 1. This information comes from original research done […]

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Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child’s Needs to Teachers

Best Ways to Explain Your ASD Child's Needs to Teachers http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/explain-asd-childs-needs-to-teachers

When it comes to autism, there can be many misconceptions and misunderstandings in the classroom environment. Sometimes, parents of children with autism in mainstream settings are blamed for their child’s unusual behaviors; teachers may not accept that behaviors they are seeing are typical of autism. This is probably because autism isn’t always apparent when a […]

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