Links, Articles and Useful Information
         

Additional  Professional  Services

http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/      (look up checklist of signs and symptoms)
http://www.spdresources.com/
http://www.sensorysmarts.com/
http://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/
http://www.advancedbrain.com/
http://www.down-syndrome.org/
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/        (search for Executive functioning)
www.lehighpsych.com/art_adhd.htm  (executive functioning)
http://www.quirkykids/
www.otawatertown.com/
http://www.autismsa.org.au/

 

AUTISTIC DISORDER/ASPERGER DISORDER

STARTING RESOURCES

AUTISM SA

The resource centre at Autism SA has great reading lists and books, resources, videos DVDs etc available—contact the Autism SA Info Line: 1300 288 476.  Parents and teachers are able to    borrow books, toys and a variety of resources from their resources centre. See “An  introduction to autism spectrum disorder” booklet 2006 (a useful overall guide).
Their resource catalogue is available attached or online via their website
http:/www.autismsa.org.au

 

       

RECOMMENDED AUTISM RESOURCES
There is a huge range of information, resources, books articles, and websites available. The following are recommended as useful starting points only and by no means the only ones! (Complete list available from Autism SA resource centre)

Books
• Autism: The Facts (The Facts Series,1993) by Simon Baron-Cohen / Patrick Bolton, Oxford University Press – a complete guide to autism for parents and general public
• The Autism Spectrum—A Guide for Parents and Professionals (1996) by Lorna Wing (also 2001)
• Understanding and Teaching Children with Autism (1995) by Rita Jordon & Stuart Powell. Rita Jordan presented at a 2 day seminar in Adelaide in 2005
• National Research Council (2001) Educating Children with Autism. Committee on Educational Intervention for Children with Autism. Catherine Lord and James P McGee, eds. Division of Behavioural & Social Sciences & Education. Washington, DC

Personal accounts by people with autism/Asperger syndrome:
• Emergence: Labelled Autistic  (1986) by Temple Grandin and Margaret M Scariano
• Finding a different kind of normal: misadventures with Asperger Syndrome (2006) by J Purkis
• ‘Nobody nowhere’  (1992) and ‘Somebody somewhere’ by Donna Williams
• ‘Freaks, geeks & Asperger syndrome: a user guide to adolescence’ L Jackson (London Jessica Kingsley)
• ‘Lucy’s story: autism and other adventures’  Brisbane, book in hand
• ‘Congratulations! It’s Asperger syndrome’ by J Birch 2003 (London Jessica Kingsley)

 

RECOMMENDED ASPERGER SYNDROME RESOURCES

Books
• Asperger syndrome—A practical guide for parents & professionals 1998 (Cumine, Leach-Stevenson)
• Asperger syndrome—What teachers need to know ( 2003 M Winter) London Jessica Kingsley
• Asperger syndrome: A guide for parents and professionals. (Tony Attwood 1998)
• A curious incident of the dog in the  night-time by Mark Haddon is an easy to read book that is an essential read for all ages to gain insight into a person with Asperger syndrome

Reports:

• Quality Educational Practices for Students with Asperger Syndrome (2006) (Ministerial  Advisory Committee; Students with Disabilities at http://www.macswd.sa.gov.au/)
-  A comprehensive practical resource for all educators, including school case   
   studies
• Essential Components of Educational Programming for Students with Autism Spectrum
Disorders (2006 Ministerial Advisory Committee; Students with Disabilities)
• Secondary Schooling for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2000 Ministerial Advisory Committee; Students with Disabilities)
• Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guidelines for Best Practice. Margot Prior & Jacqueline Roberts. See Australian Govt Department of health and Ageing at
http://www.health.gov.au/

Social stories
The Communication and Language Disorder Service at SERU have training about using visuals for social stories. Autism SA and many speech pathologists also provide information about using social stories.

• The Original Social Story Book and  My social stories book  (2002) by Carol Gray also The new social story book illustrated edition (2000) 
• Revealing the hidden social code: Social Stories for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Howley M & Arnold E (2005) , London, Jessica Kingsley

        

GOOD RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

Autism SA:  http://www.autismsa.org.au/ 
Information about Autism Spectrum Disorders, frequently asked questions, Autism SA services, the resource centre, training and development and publications.  Also has a series of 20 very useful information/ fact sheets. Links to Autism SA brochures
Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

http://www.autismnsw.com.au/
Autism Society of America
http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer
Autism Education Network
http://autismeducation.net/
Alberta Learning and Teaching Resources Branch
Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders—Programming for students with special needs series
http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/k_12/specialneeds
Tony Attwood’s site (Asperger syndrome) at
http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/
Asperger Syndrome Australian Information Centre—schools package
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rbmitch/Asperger2.htm
10 things you need to do after diagnosis of Asperger syndrome:
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~rbmitch/Asperger8.htm
Online Asperger syndrome and support:
http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/

Personal accounts:
Home page of Isabella at http://www.banoncom.com/isa/index.htm
Home page of Donna Williams at http://www.donnawilliams.net/
Home page of Temple Grandin at http://grandin.org/

Other useful general websites for practical classroom resources
http://www.suelarkey.com/  - Sue Larkey is well known presenter from NSW in professional development about autism, her website is full of practical ideas
http://www.bry-backmanor.org/activitypages.html  - Activity page booklets
http://www.do2learn.com/ — good for making schedules
http://www.tinsnips.org/  - a variety of special education resources for teachers
http://www.preschoolprintables.com/  - preschool activities
http://www.primarygames.com/ - primary age games and activities
http://www.cesa7.k12.wi.us/SPED/autism/05/visualexamplesindex.htm  - great visual        examples of curriculum modifications for students with autism spectrum disorder
http://www.polyxo.com/  - A good website for teaching students with autism

 

 VIDEOS/ DVDs

• Understanding Asperger Syndrome  Professor  Margot Prior
• Autism SA information video
• ‘Charlie’ — Catholic Education
• SBS video from August 2006
• Autism the teen years
• Tony Attwood’s September 2006 Adelaide presentation  (4 DVDs) “Asperger syndrome”
• “The Asperger point of view”  DVD, Adelaide, Autism SA


RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

Overview of Autism  by Stephen Edelson PhD (Center for the Study of Autism, Salem, Oregon) at  http://autism.org/overview.html

Teaching Students with Autism  British Columbia, Ministry of Education, Alberta Canada
This resource is available on SVPST website or at
http://www.learning.gov.ab.ca/k_12/specialneeds

Information from the NEP or support plan can be used as motivation for the student to complete non-preferred work tasks first, to shape behaviour and negotiate compliance with work tasks and activities. See
http://www.bbbautism.com/pdf/article_34_motivativating_people_with_ASD.pdf

 

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