Do Schools Have the Right Model for Autistic Kids?
Education and Classroom

Do Schools Have the Right Model for Autistic Kids?

A look at whether the mainstream education system is doing the best it can for children with autism. To decide if our schools are using the best model for our children, we need to think of the environment, the interventions, and the impact of both on our children. Most school interventions in the US are

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Autism in College 10 Tips on How to Prepare https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-preparation-college/
Education and Classroom

Autism in College: 10 Tips on How to Prepare

Many students and parents think about college. Can someone with autism go to college? How can we prepare? Where do we look? What do we ask for? All good questions. Many students with autism graduate high school with good grades that make them candidates for college. The rates of children being diagnosed with autism are

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Autism Advocacy

Why Girls are Missed for Diagnosis and Why That’s so Important

In the autism community, the prevailing idea is that boys significantly outnumber girls on the autism spectrum. Common estimates suggest that the boy: girl ratio is 4:1. Recent studies have found that, in fact, there are more girls on the spectrum than previously recognized, with current estimates of the boy:girl ratio ranging from 3:1 to

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Effective Ways You Can Assess and Teach Social Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/effective-ways-assess-social-skills/
Social Skills

Effective Ways You Can Assess and Teach Social Skills

Most parents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) children want them to have effective social coaching in school to supplement what’s done at home. School Individualized Education Programs (IEP) usually include groups using social learning curriculum. How do we assess whether the child is learning effective skills? Are there any possible negative effects of social skills instruction, or

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